Charitable Reuse Australia champions the Circular Economy for a Sustainable Environment and an Equitable Society. It drives and supports the collective network of 3,000+ charity and social enterprise retailers as leaders in reuse and circularity.

Membership Categories

Our members find value in our network, no matter what size they are

Local MembershipRegional MembershipState MembershipSocial Enterprise Partner
For eligible organisations in one state with one shop.
Includes 1 voting right.
For eligible organisations operating in one state with over 2-8 shops. Includes 2 voting rights.For eligible organisations operating in one state with over 8 shops. Includes 3 voting rights.For reuse charities or nonprofit enterprises without DGR status in one state. No voting rights.
$620 + GST pa$2,025 + GST pa$2,530 + GST pa$620 + GST pa


  • Impact Measurement

    – of the social, environmental and economic benefits of our sector.

  • Advocacy

    – to promote reuse, fund innovation and reduce charitable costs.

  • Capacity Building

    – providing resources, tools and advice to members.

  • Education

    – to encourage reduced environmental footprints and enable social good.

  • Waste Levy Protection

    – lobbying governments to provide increased support for the sector.

  • National Media Relations

    – accelerating positive media coverage for the sector.

  • Illegal Dumping

    – 3-point plan to alleviate illegal dumping.

  • Responsible Donating

    – funding responsible donating campaigns.

  • National Reuse Policy Advocacy

    – for reuse to be integrated into all Govt. Circular Economy policies.

  • National Reuse Measurement Guidelines

    – quantifying environmental, social & economic benefits.

  • Highest and Best Use Codesign Partnership

    – ongoing advocacy for our sector.

  • Annual Conference

    – discounted member delegate prices, to learn, connect and be inspired.

  • State Member Meetings

    – connect with all your peers at the State Member Meetings.

  • Retail Benchmarking

    – compare your performance with average charity shop benchmarks.

  • Clothing Reuse Export Accreditation Scheme

    – a credible and practical accreditation process.

  • Corporate Partner Program

    – access a range of services and special member offers.

  • National Volunteer Drive

    – to help the sector to rebuild volunteer numbers and generate awareness.

  • National Reuse Campaign

    – a $45,000 campaign in 2023 to promote reuse in Australia.

  • Reuse Impact Calculator

    – demonstrates CO2 emission savings from reuse activities.

  • Charitable Impact Study

    – leverage data to engage your customers, donors and stakeholders.

  • Instore Posters and Social Tiles

    – promote yourself as part of the sector’s triple bottom line impact.

  • Membership Icons

    – proudly display your membership status.

  • National Clothing Product Stewardship Scheme

    – creating a sustainable future for the fashion sector.

  • Consumer Education

    – ongoing, professional and engaging social media presence.

  • Online Charity Retail Training

    – 10% discount on all charity retail courses.

All of Australia’s leading charity and social enterprise retailers are part of our membership network, including:

  • The Salvation Army
  • Australian Red Cross
  • St Vincent de Paul Society
  • Lifeline
  • Save the Children
  • UnitingCare
  • Anglicare
  • Red Nose
  • Alinea
  • Good Sammy Enterprises
  • Brotherhood of St Laurence
  • Diabetes Victoria
  • Endeavour Foundation
  • Epilepsy Foundation
  • Uniting

Plus, we also attract plenty of independent members like Link Vision, Family Life, Sacred Heart, Ted Noffs Foundation, Australian Relief Organisation, Helping Hands, Y-Care, Anuha and Reverse Garbage.

Our member enterprises can find value in our network, no matter what size they are.

We cater  to charitable enterprises with:

National Governance Structures

State Governance Structures and Operations

Charitable reuse enterprises with regional operations or 2-8 retail sites

Charitable reuse enterprises with local operations or 1 retail site

“Charitable Reuse Australia has greatly assisted our smaller chain of op-shops in a multitude of ways. We were able to meet other organisations in the industry and learn about how we can improve our processes, especially regarding sustainability.”

– Anastasia Dounas, Op Shops Manager, Noffs Op Shops

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