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Found in Sunshine, Footscray, Bacchus Marsh and Williamstown, the Western Health Auxiliaries and the Ladies Auxiliaries of Bacchus Marsh are shops with a uniquely local twist – handmade, bric-a-brac, gifts and more. The best part? All funds go directly to supporting their respective hospitals.

Sunshine Hospital Auxiliary

The Sunshine Hospital Auxiliary is currently closed.

If you would like to join the Auxiliary, please contact us on 03 8345 1201.

Maribyrnong Auxiliary

The Maribrynong Auxiliary Shop is located at Footscray Hospital in the main foyer. It sells handmade throw rugs and a huge range of donated items such as shoes, books, clothes, bric-a-brac, china and bags. Funds raised are given directly to the Footscray Hospital for special projects.

The shop is open Monday to Friday 10am–3pm and Saturday 10am–2pm.
(subject to change in line with government COVID guidelines)

Our shop is run by volunteers who are always looking for community-minded people to join them on a regular, ongoing basis.

If you would like to become a member of the Auxiliary, please contact Jo Spence on 03 8345 1201.​​​

Williamstown Hospital Op Shop

Nestled in Williamstown’s popular shopping precinct, the Williamstown Hospital Opportunity Shop has long been a favourite browsing spot for the local community and beyond. And of course, all purchases support the Williamstown Hospital.

47 Ferguson Street, Williamstown VIC 3016 | Phone: 9397 8484

The shop accepts donations from 9am–11am and then opens to the public 11am–3pm Monday to Friday.
(subject to change in line with government COVID guidelines)

All the staff in the shop are dedicated and deeply valued volunteers. To join the team, or for any queries, please email

To see the latest bargains and events, follow our Facebook page.

Buy a Bear

Can’t get to one of our Auxiliary shops? Buy a special Western Health bear (dressed in clinical scrubs and ready for action) and, where possible, we’ll deliver it to your loved one’s bedside for you.