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Here we post updates on what has been happening lately at Survivor's R Us.

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Christmas Raffle Announcement!

Posted on December 13, 2018 at 7:05 PM

Survivor's R Us Incorporated is raffling $400 worth of beautiful Grace Cosmetic Products. This will be drawn on Friday, 21st December 2018 at 10am.

What a wonderful Christmas Present for you or someone you love.

Tickets $5 each.


Please contact Survivors R Us incorporated reception to purchase tickets and help support this charity as they endeavour to help others at this special time of year.

Big Thankyou to Zonta International

Posted on December 11, 2018 at 5:30 PM

A huge big thank you to Zonta International as well as Senior Constable Debbie Birmingham, Lake Macquarie City Council, and Scott Parrey, White Ribbon Ambassador for your support. We had a lovely night and thank you so much for our wonderful donation!

From the team @ Survivor’s R Us Incorporated

It's getting close to the end of the year!

Posted on November 27, 2018 at 7:10 PM

Firstly, we must apologise for our lack of updates on this blog page. Ann-Maria and our lovely volunteers have all been very busy with the day-to-day running of our organisation as well as looking after the many events that we both hold here on site and attend elsewhere.

We will endeavor in future to post more numerous smaller updates about what is happening here at Survivor's R Us along the lines of what we already do on our Facebook page and other social media sites, such as Twitter and Instagram.

For example, this week alone we have had several things going on:

Monday, 26th November 2018

Today we had the privilege of having Robyn Lewis in to be a guest speaker at our Butterfly Corner! She informed us about the use of ice and how damaging it is to people lives. Contact us for more information, Robyn is more than willing to speak at another Butterfly Corner.

Pictured below is Robyn Lewis with NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro during their discussion on the use of ice within Australia.

Tuesday, 27th November 2018

Everyone here at Survivor’s R Us would like to say a big thank you to Roche Group for their generous donation to our organisation as well as 10 family passes to the Hunter Valley Gardens!

Tuesday, 27th November 2018

It was our pleasure to host the group CMAP Training. A big thank you to Tracey O’Grady and thank you for the beautiful flowers!

Tuesday, 27th November 2018

We were so thrilled to accept 30 dignity bags from Share the Dignity today.

A massive thank you to Share the Dignity and a special thanks to Kim Minihan for personally making and delivering them.

Thank You For Your Support

Posted on June 21, 2018 at 12:45 AM

Hello Supporters and Friends

Just wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU for all your wonderful donations of warm winter clothes and blankets.

We recently had a call out on our Facebook page and your response has been amazing and greatly appreciated. These donations of warm winter woolies are given to people and families in desperate need. We still have a few more months of cold chilly weather to go so please spread the word and keep the donations coming.

Our Op Shop has also been very busy with donations of good quality adults clothes, baby's clothes, toys of all shapes and sizes ,books, CD's, DVD's  and household items, shoes. You name it we've probably got it!!

All donations are sorted, priced ( very resonablly :D ) and put out on our shelves for you to browse. And they go quickly!!

Going for a Job Interview? Need to Look Smart on a Budget ? Want a Whole Oufit for under $10? then Watch This Space!! :)

We'll be posting on our website's OP SHOP, quality pre loved womens workwear  we have for sale. Just click on the Store tab - Op Shop above to view.

All Dresses, Skirts, Shoes and Handbags can be co-ordinated and mixed and matched for your work week.

But be quick, all our items sell fast. If you see something you like come in quick and grab a bargain

All money rased from purchases in our Op Shop go to Survivor's R Us to help support the community and victims of DV

Thank You again for your support 

Stay Warm from

;) The Team at Survivors R Us

Hooray!!We've Have a New Op Shop

Posted on May 10, 2018 at 7:50 AM

Hello Friends

A lot has been happening here at our Survivor’s R Us premises in Cardiff! Our wonderful Staff and Volunteers have been so busy with a big re-organisation of our administration office spaces, the food bank and our creative sewing and craft areas.

But best of all – We have expanded into the ajoining unit space. After a fresh coat of paint and some very hard work we now have a fantastic Op Shop…

Our spacious Op shop is stocked with a great variety of quality preloved household goods, blankets, manchester, kitchen items, furniture, books, games and toys.  Racks of men’s, women’s, kids and baby clothing to browse through and quality brand shoes to try.

Our shelves are constantly being restocked as items come and go daily. Why wouldn’t they……Our prices are so reasonable

First in Best Dressed!! We’ll regularly post pic’s of great items we have for sale however we can’t guarantee how long they will stay! If you spot something… be quick

Our Op Shop is open from 9.00am till 4.00pm Monday-Thursday and 9.00am till 2pm Friday. We also have EFTPOS facilities for your convenience

All Welcome - Come and have a browse & grab yourself a Bargain. Check our photo Gallery for updates on stock available

Money from Op Shop items sold, goes back to Survivor’s R Us Incorporated to help continue our work in supporting Victims of Domestic Violence

Thank You for your support from the Survivor's R Us Team :)

Survivor's R Us makes it into the Newcastle Star

Posted on April 16, 2018 at 1:55 AM

Christmas Entertainment Sale

Posted on December 4, 2017 at 10:55 PM

As you can see above, we have a variety of DVD's and TV Box Sets on sale, from $1 to $40 for a complete series box set.

We also have plenty of Books, more than will fit on our shelves, starting at $1 each.

And much more on sale, including puzzles, toys, story books, games. 

International Men's Day BBQ

Posted on November 16, 2017 at 9:20 PM

This Friday, we held a BBQ for International Mens Day, which is held on the 19th of November, 2017 (Sunday).

We had a few guest speakers as well:

  • Mick Wilks - Country Music Artist
  • Trevor Jones - On-site Counsellor
  • Mathew Waugh - Ability Links.

And the Federal Member for Shortland, Pat Conroy, stopped by Survivor's R Us to help celebrate International Men's Day.

We had a Door Prize for attendees, as well as a few donated prizes (Paintball voucher, Event Cinemas Gift Card, Steggles Voucher, Bunnings Gift Cards, 2 for 1 Trampoline session) for a Raffle for those attending on the Day.

A video was also published on Facebook Live

Baby Fair

Posted on November 13, 2017 at 10:10 PM

We're having a Baby ... Fair to sell our collection of Infant, Toddler, and baby clothing, furniture, books, prams, strollers, bassinets, beds, and more.

Tuesday and Wednesday, the 14th and 15th of November from 10am to 3pm each day. 

Warehouse Sale 29/07/2017

Posted on July 30, 2017 at 9:15 PM

Good morning everyone!

We hope that you all had a fantastic weekend and enjoyed the warmer weather.

A big thank you to all those who helped make our Warehouse Sale on Saturday go so well! And a special thank you to the Bikers Australia Hunter Branch for their support on the day!

Hunter Homeless Connect Donation

Posted on July 27, 2017 at 1:05 AM

Today I had the pleasure of donating on behalf of Survivor's R Us Incorporated. 200 bags for the Hunter Homeless Connect Day on the 2nd of August. So proud to be able to help in the community.

Friends With Dignity

Posted on July 27, 2017 at 12:55 AM

Thankyou to our visitors, Lisa and Sue from" target="_blank">Friends with Dignity in Newcastle, we are delighted to be working with you in the future.

Garage/Warehouse Sale

Posted on July 27, 2017 at 12:05 AM

This Saturday, 29th July, Survivor's R Us is having a Garage Sale.

The event starts at 8am to 1pm, and we're also going to have a Sausage Sizzle / BBQ, with $2 sausages and sandwiches, $1 Soft Drinks and Tea/Coffee will also be available. 

The Warehouse will be open for people to purchase preloved and new items, including books, clothing, shoes, bags,  toys, videos and assorted items.

Food will also be available to purchase for $12, including our new handmade reusable bags for $1

There will also be a selection of stalls, Mel's Crafty Bits, Thermomix, and a range of Handmade Craft items and Gifts for Sale. Members from the local Motorcycle Club will also have their bikes available for photos, Proceeds will be going to help Survivor's R Us Incorporated in assisting members of the local community.

*reminder - Cash Only.*


Posted on July 26, 2017 at 10:20 PM

Survivor's R Us is proud to be associated with OzHarvest and their efforts in helping those in need with their Food Rescue program.

As a local charity organisation, we are invested in supporting the local community, and the people at OzHarvest are doing their best in finding ways to rescue unused and surplus food and produce from all types of food providers including fruit and vegetable markets, supermarkets, hotels, wholesalers, farmers, stadiums, corporate events, catering companies, shopping centres, delis, cafes, restaurants, film and TV shoots and boardrooms.

On occasion, OzHarvest will deliver their Rescued Food to Survivor's R Us, and those details are posted on" target="_blank">our Social Media pages, We often receive a variety of food and produce during the week and promote this as soon as it is available.

OzHarvest doesn't just rescue food, they also have NEST, food and cooking training sessions to introduce people to cooking with fresh produce and making quick, nutritious and healthy meals for themselves. Their chefs introduce people to cooking new or interesting meals, how to manage leftovers, how to balance convenience with nutritional needs and much more.

OzHarvest has been operating in Newcastle since 2010 and we are proud to have OzHarvest supporting Survivor's R Us as an establishing Charity Organisation and helping us out.


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Thank you Jade & Madison for your hard work

Posted on July 26, 2017 at 9:05 PM

The staff at Survivor's R Us Incorporated would like to thank Jade and Madison for their amazing work and dedication to help us make a difference. Jade with her skills in Administration as for Madison who took part in our Arts and Crafts program. They both started here through their Work for the Dole programs but are now volunteering and making a difference.

Appreciation Certificate to help show how much they meant to us and the people they have helped throughout their time here and we are looking forward to continue working with them.

Well done ladies we are so proud of you both.

Supporting Local Charities

Posted on July 24, 2017 at 11:30 PM

This Month, we're also helping 2 Local Charity organisations.

First up is Supporting" target="_blank">medical expenses for Hayley through their GoFundMe page, in purchasing a new bed.

You can purchase a Cadbury's Chocolate bar at the front desk to help support Hayley for $1.

In addition, we also have gift items you can purchase for Daffodil Day

Daffodil Day Pens, Pins and the Toy Bears are available at the Front Desk Reception.

Wonderful night at Brown Sugar with Zonta International Womans Organisation

Posted on July 20, 2017 at 8:55 PM

Survivor's R Us Incorporatred was invited to Zonta International Newcastle and Hunter branch meeting they had a French Night it was an amazing night and it is a pleasure to be working with your organisation. Zonta approached us and asked could we store furniture to help set victims up into there homes so we are so happy to be working with Zonta helping people in the community so far we have helped three families, with furniture and with our food and clothing from our warehouse and sheets and blankets its great to be able to help in the Community .

A huge big thank you to Zonta International Newcastle and Hunter Branch and Brown Sugar Restaurant Warners Bay .

From the team at Survivor's R Us Incorporated 



Posted on July 20, 2017 at 8:35 PM

On the 5 th of july i got the honor to  guest speak to the wonderful ladies from the West League Club Wednesday Crafting Ladies these amazing ladies donate beautiful Hand made Scarfs, Beaniesand Rugs they have also donated lots of personal care items for our Dignity Bags and many other items these ladies are our blessing.

A huge Big Thank You from Survivor's R Us Incorporated  

Wow a lot has happened at Survivor's R Us Incorporated

Posted on July 20, 2017 at 8:15 PM

Good Morning Everyone

Just up dating our blog on the 30th june i was invited to a lunch to hear the Hon Mark Dreyfus QC ,MP ,Shadow Attorney General and Sharon Claydon MP speaking  they were discussing about the court system and how our courts in Newcastle are affected by not having a Family court matters judge.

It was an absolute pleasure meeting Mark Dreyfus 

Biggest Morning Tea 100 raffle

Posted on May 30, 2017 at 12:25 AM

The winner of our 100's Raffle is Sara well done she was so excited she has never won anythink before and so deserving .:)