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by Neil Follett (subscribe)
I'm a retired photographer living in Lilydale mainly researching and writing on Australian aviation history. Now writing more on general subjects.
Published June 5th 2019
Don't miss these opportunities
Boronia has four opportunity shops, all raising funds for worthwhile charities.

Salvos.
274 Dorset Road

Salvos shop.
The entrance in Dorset Road.

Hours: Monday to Friday. 9.00 am to 5.30 pm.
Saturday. 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.

Op shop interior
From the rear showing the depth of the shop.

This is the largest of the Boronia op shops, consequently, the merchandise displays are not crowded and allow easy browsing even when many browsers are browsing. A good range of the usual op shop goods is always available.

Op shop books
The book section.


Op shop interior
Crockery & glassware aplenty.


RSPCA Op Shop.
Shop 17,
Dorset Square.

Op shop exterior
In Dorset Square.

Hours: Monday to Friday. 10.00 am to 4.30 pm.
Saturday. 10.00 am to 2.00 pm.

Not a large shop, but a good range of the usual op shop merchandise.

Op shop interior
A good range.

Many op shops have a speciality display. The RSPCA has one on dolls with over twenty residing in their doll house shelving.

Dolls
The dolls waiting to be adopted.


Aussie Veterans.
Boronia Mall.

Op shop exterior
The entrance in Boronia Mall.


Hours. Monday to Friday. 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.
Saturday. 10.00 am to 2.00 pm.

Counter
The front counter is full of nic-nacs.


This op shop is in aid of the Australian Peacekeeper & Peacemaker Association of Australia. Looks can be deceiving as you approach this small looking shop, but once inside, turn left and it opens up a good range of clothing and books.

Change room
The unique changing room.

An unusual feature is the custom-built change room in a TARDIS.

Books
The large book section.

The manager, Fiona, brought to my attention a very colourful mural next to the entrance. It represents the three services rising from a field of poppies and is by a local artist, Natalie Hotson.

Mural
The mural by artist Natalie Hotson.

The Aussie Veterans have a furniture outlet on the lower level of the mall. Having a shop dedicated to just furniture ensures a very good range of all household items.

Furniture
Part of the furniture range.


Furniture
More furniture

Adjacent to the Dorset Square and the Boronia Mall is a large car park. The Salvos is in Dorset Road, but is in easy walking distance from the off street car park.

ADRA
145 Boronia Road.

Op shop exterior
ADRA in Boronia Road


At the time of writing, approval to take photos inside had not been received from head office.

Boronia is blessed with many cafes and coffee shops, so half a day could easily be enjoyed visiting all the op shop and just a couple of the cafes.
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