Creative Junk

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Provide materials, art supplies for creative & imaginative happenings for children & community Workshops to promote recycle reuse rethink

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Creative Junk is a not-for-profit community centre incorporated in 1985

We collect and accept a wide range of cheap and reusable materials to be used for creative and imaginative happenings in the community. Materials are used by children of all ages in early childhood education centres, schools, recreational groups and the community

Art materials and other equipment are for sale at wholesale prices.

WORKSHOPS are held to promote recycle, reuse, rethink and develop and strengthen education profile on and off site

We have play equipment for hire to members:

parachute, tunnel, musical instruments, body-sox, infant toddler steps, clear boards, and more!

Creative ideas are on display for inspiration.

We are always looking for fun, useful junk…


In order to operate successfully we rely on you, the public, to supply us with “Junk”, if you have access to waste materials you think may be of use....let us know!

WHAT CAN WE USE? NON-TOXIC, CLEAN & SAFE, items like: Aluminum Cans, Art Supplies, Baby food jars with lids, Beads, Bangles and Jewelry, Blueprints, Bottle caps/metal, Brushes & Rollers, Bubble wrap, Buttons/Zip/Thread/ Lace, Calendars, Candles, Cards & Wrapping paper, Carpet & Vinyl Squares sample, used CDs/Floppy Disks, Christmas decorations, Colourful & Shiny Materials, Cone from out of sewing cottons, Corrugated Cardboard/Plastic, Fabric Book Samples, Film canisters/slide boxes, Flowers – fake, Formica samples, Glitter, Leather, Magazines, Magnets, Matchboxes – empty, Milk bottle lids, Nuts & Bolts, Springs, Paint – watercolour, acrylic & oil, tempera, (not dried out or house paint) no spray paint, Paper - all kinds eg Sticky back, tissue, Photos, Piano parts, Pop sticks, Puzzles (doesn’t matter if pieces missing), Records, Ribbon/bows, Rubber bands, Squeegees, Stamps & pads, Stencils, Stickers, Tennis balls, Transfer letters & Numbers, Velcro, Wallpaper Books, Wine corks, Wire/Chicken Net, Wire – Coloured not power cords

Yarn especially non-acrylic

Raw Materials eg Pine Cones, Shells, Feathers

Anything else you think could be used for creative play


We appreciate it if you can deliver but if you need us to pick it up

· just give us a call on 379 4040.

· Email

More about us

Our aim is to provide an affordable and extensive range of recycled and natural materials, collected from industry and the community to promote creative and imaginative play and happenings in the community for children, their families and related community services

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We need your help to keep creative junk open  13 May 2020

Posted by: Creative Junk

Covid - 19 has severely affected our business. With no income for the last 8 weeks our bank balance is nearly at zero.

Did you know? We need approximately $2,000 a week in income, on a good week we might manage to make $1,000. The shortfall is made up of grants. Because of the Covid – 19 pandemic some grants have been put on hold. Over the last few years is has been increasingly harder to gain some of the funding pie.

Our long term goal is to be self-funding.

Can you help us?

Maybe a one off donation

sponsorship, will would proud add your name or business to our website, on our van and all newsletters.

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    Claire 3 days ago


    Love this place!


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    Yvette 6 days ago


    good luck great place


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