Student life

Goodwill Hunting


Friday, 1 March 2019

Every year hundreds of our students set up home for the first time, and since 2011 Goodwill Hunting has made this transition easier by providing an opportunity for students to pick up free household items that have been donated by generous UOW staff and members of the wider community.

Is it time to get rid of those mismatched coffee mugs, dinner sets or pots and pans? Do you have some spare towels, sheets, blankets or doonas that could be put to great use rather than making your linen cupboard doors impossible to close? Is it about time to de-clutter those kitchen and bathroom cupboards? And what about your office kitchen?

How to donate

If you have items to donate, you will be able to drop them off at Room G01 in Materials Engineering Building 1 on a number of days in December 2018, January and February 2019.

See schedule

If donating bed linen, we would really appreciate you indicating whether it is for a single, double, queen or king bed, and ensuring that it is in a clean, usable condition. 

Please do not drop off any furniture items as we do not have the space to store these. If you have furniture that you would like to donate, please take an image of your furniture item and email it to, including your name, mobile phone number, suburb and a description of the item, including dimensions, and we will place it on our ‘furniture board’ for students to contact you direct to arrange pick-up.

If you have any questions regarding donated goods or drop off arrangements, please contact us Kay on 0423 265 485.

Donations Drop Off Point
Materials Engineering Building 1 - Room G01
(The UniCentre car park (P8) is adjacent to the entry doors to the building)
Drop off dates and times

We Need Your Goodwill

We would also be grateful to hear from anyone who would be willing to volunteer in December, January and February with the sorting, cleaning and packing of items ready for transport to the Uni Hall. Any amount of time that you can offer would be greatly appreciated. Please call Kay on mobile 0423 265 485 if you can help.

Event details

Goodwill Hunting 2019 is going to be bigger than ever, so if you are a current UOW student, be sure to get there early to get your hands on some donated goodies.

When: Friday 1 March 2019 (Doors open 12 noon, get there early!)
Where: Level 1A, Building 11 (near University Hall)
What to bring: Student ID card. Carry bags and boxes will be provided.

Last reviewed: 13 December, 2018