Serving Sydney's Northern Beaches

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Lifeline Northern Beaches Retail Shops

Op shops with a difference!

You will always find something of interest at our Lifeline shops – and always at great-value prices too.

Our shops are moving way above and beyond the traditional notion of the ‘op shop’. Our stores are fun, lively places to shop. Come and experience the Lifeline difference!

The best place to go for that ‘something different’…

Each of our sevenshops has its own distinct personality, ranging from the beachy ambiance of our Avalon shop to the treasure-trove of interesting books, chic clothing and beguiling accessories that is Forestville. From the sophistication of Cremorne, to Balgowlah's fascinating fancy-dress-for-hire section.

Ask any of shop managers what is special about a Lifeline Northern Beaches shop, and they’ll say the same thing: whatever you’re looking for – clothing, accessories or bric-a-brac – you’ll discover things in our Lifeline stores that you would never see anywhere else.  Plus, our amazing quality and amazing prices will surprise you every time!

How shopping at Lifeline helps save lives

Our shops rely totally on donations from the public and our partner organisations, and are staffed mostly by volunteers.

All proceeds from the shops help to fund the Lifeline 24-Hour 13 11 14 Crisis Support Line, our training of Telephone Crisis Supporters, and the various support groups, counselling and other services that Lifeline Northern Beaches provides to the local community.

Find a store near you


Lifeline shops


Shop Opening Times

Use our Find a Shop page to find your nearest Lifeline store, and to check opening times.

Occasionally, particularly over the Christmas/New Year period, opening times may vary. So it’s always a good idea to check our News pages for details of any changes to our usual opening days and hours. Click here to go straight to News.


Small donations of good condition books and clean clothing can be dropped off at any of our shops during business hours. If you have a larger donation – more than two boxes of books or 3-4 large boxes or bags of clothing – please take your donation to:

Lifeline Distribution Centre
267 Harbord Rd, Brookvale 2100
5th driveway past Officeworks – look for the big Lifeline sign at the front

Open weekdays, 8.30am - 3pm

Donating? Please see the quality guidelines & other information here.