Resource Work Cooperative

South Hobart Tip Shop

One of Australia’s largest not-for-profit Worker Owned Cooperative!

Resource Work Cooperative  is an independently funded, not for profit workers cooperative. Started in 1993, Resource employs 39 people.


Our vision is a future where waste is redefined as a valuable resource.

We have three main objectives that drive our work:

To promote waste minimisation in the community

To create employment

To minimise waste

We operate a host of resource management and landfill reduction initiatives including:


  • Education Program
  • Ewaste Recycling Onsite
  • Free Community Pick Up Service
  • Urban Salvage Service
  • Timber Reclamation
  • Online Sales
  • Second-hand Electronics and sales
  • Computer Repair and Sales
  • Creative and Practical Re-Use Workshops
  • Annual Art From Trash Exhibition at the Long Gallery, Salamanca

We also support many local community groups and deliver programs throughout the broader community.

You can download a copy of our 2022-23 Annual Report here


Where does our income go?

Employment expenses (85% of income)



Free community pick service

Art From Trash Exhibition


Education Program

Tools and Equipment

Resource Work Cooperative is a not for profit workers cooperative. Our workers are our members and so are responsible for the strategy, decision making and direction of the cooperative. We do this through monthly General Meetings that operate through consensus decision making.

Resource is committed to inclusivity in our shop and workplace. 

Resource Work Cooperative acknowledges the Muwinina people of the South East Aboriginal nation are the traditional and original owners of this land and sovereignty was never ceded. We pay our respects to today’s traditional owners, the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community, the palawa people, and to Elders past, present and emerging