Tip Shop

Tip Shops are a Tasmanian institution, and we feel honoured to be supported by the Hobart community who are our loyal customers and suppliers of goods! The South Hobart Tip Shop is a not-for-profit run by one of Australia’s largest not-for-profit workers co-operative in Australia – Resource Work Cooperative.

The tip shop has been operating in South Hobart since 1995. Situated in the foothills of Tasmania’s dramatic kunanyi/Mount Wellington, it is also in close proximity to two more Hobart icons – the Cascade Brewery and, one of the State’s most poignant reminders of Australia’s convict history, the Female Factory.


Resource Collectables at the South Hobart Tip Shop specialises in all those old, funky, retro & antique items you didn’t know you wanted until you saw them. From antique china to retro fashions, from vintage glassware to rare collectables, it’s all on offer.

If you’re looking for that perfect gift or just buying yourself a present, why not try Resource Collectables, you never know what you will find.


Our Electricals team tests and processes all manner of electrical appliances and items, from everyday household appliances right through to specialty commercial appliances and vintage components. We do our best to extend the life of as many items as possible, and attempt to provide access to items which no longer work as intended for those with the interest and know-how to bring them back to life again.

Whether you’re looking for a toaster, a light fitting or the remote control for a long forgotten laser-disk player, the shelves here at Resource may very well be your best bet.

The Tip Shop is our primary retail outlet for selling reusable and recycled goods. We have a good working relationship with City of Hobart which enables our Resource Co-op Workers to salvage directly from Hobart landfill 3 times each day. We lift, load, sort, price and sell what is recovered at the South Hobart Tip Shop. The Co-op currently employs 37 local workers.

We encourage customers and tip users to drop off their reusables before going to the tip face to help in supporting the reuse economy. Please visit our convenient drive-through recovery area and talk to a Resource worker about what we can take.


The Resource Tip Shop is located at the McRobies Gully Waste Management Centre at the end of McRobies Road in South Hobart, Tasmania.