Furniture and whitegoods, and other household essentials


Given EERN’s role is to provide emergency aid to those in need, coupled with the severe space limitations in its warehouse, it is important that only those goods listed as acceptable, be collected.

The condition of the goods collected is important. Furniture and other household goods in poor condition are not acceptable -as they simply waste our volunteer resources in handling them, take up limited space in the warehouse and have to be ultimately disposed of. As such the final decision as to whether or not to accept goods remains the discretion of our drivers at the time, or the warehouse supervisor if the goods are delivered directly to the warehouse.

Delivery / Collection: Donations of these goods can be delivered to EERN’s warehouse between 9am and 1pm Monday to Friday. Alternatively, arrangements can be made to have your goods collected by our volunteers by contacting our warehouse on 9874 8433 during business hours to arrange a time for collection.

Our collection area is the City of Whitehorse and abutting municipalities namely Manningham, Maroondah, Knox, Monash and Boroondara

Items Accepted by EERN include the following:

Household Furniture (in good condition)

Whitegoods (in good working order)

Electrical Appliances (in working order) – Microwaves, TVs, toasters, kettles, lamps, heaters, fans etc. All electrical appliances have to be tested and tagged by us in accordance with Australian Standards. Those with cords that are frayed, torn or damaged are not acceptable as EERN will have to dispose of them.

Beds / Mattresses, Bedding / Linen and blankets (in good clean condition)

Household Utensils – small amounts of crockery, cutlery and cooking equipment

Baby Goods – limited cots & prams under 5 years old, in good clean condition.  (Non perishable food lines and toiletries)

Items NOT accepted by EERN include the following:

Cabinet clothes dryers, sewing machines.

Stoves, dishwashers, hot water units

Old style wire base beds, large wooden base beds, king sized beds or hospital – type beds

Sofa beds/Futon beds

Radiograms / Organs / Speakers

Computers / Typewriters / Photocopiers / Printers / Scanners

Exercise equipment/Medical aids

BBQ, Outdoor furniture

Garage/Trash & Treasure leftovers.

Clothes, shoes, Toys, Books.

EERN and its drivers reserve the right to decline items considered unsuitable for its needs.