Maitland City Op Shop & Preloved Shop Guide

Set halfway between Newcastle and the vineyards of the Hunter Valley, Maitland is a town with rich architectural & social history. Savour the emerging food scene, the MRAG (Maitland Regional Art Gallery – free) as well as popping into plenty of preloved and op shops around town. This combination of cultural experiences plus shopping preloved is a localised and very eco-friendly experience.

Travelling by car is the most convenient option, however there are walking, trains and bus options. Please check the individual (op shop information) below for details.

Maitland City Op Shop & Preloved Shop Guide (Self-Guided Trail)

Discover plenty of charity op shops & preloved shops in the Maitland area, each offering a unique selection of items. Below is a summary of what you can find at each shop, how to get there and the next closest op shop. For the most current details, please check the contact links for each shop in advance.

Follow the links to separate stories for preloved & op shops in the Rutherford and East Maitland areas.

Op Shops in Maitland City Centre

This self-guided Maitland op shop & preloved shop guide includes six (6) shops, and starts at the southern end of High Street and leads you to the top end of High Street. Leave the car in the one spot and walk a full loop by op shopping your way up the street, returning via the Levee alongside the Hunter River, and the Maitland Regional Art Gallery. You can also do as a loop or one way by catching a train to High Street Station and returning to your destination from Maitland Station. Combine your preloved shopping experience with a self guided building history tour. Download the free Maitland Central Heritage Walk brochure here… 

Vinnies (Maitland)

This larger-than-it looks shop offers something for everyone. Choose from a diverse and lovingly organised selection of mens, women’s and children’s clothing, accessories, preloved small furniture items, books, crafts, homewares, and footwear.

Opening Hours: As of November 2023, open Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm, and Saturdays 9am – 12pm.

Donation Information: Donations accepted during opening hours

Location: 196 High Street, Maitland – Go here for specific Google maps location and here for all Maitland op shops locations

How to Get Here & Parking: Limited & shared car parking behind the shop, with the pedestrian entrance on High Street. Otherwise there’s timed street parking along High Street. Short ramp for accessible entry; A 3 minute walk from High Street Station and footpath accessible along the length of High Street. A 7 minute walk north to Maitland Regional Art Gallery.

Nearby Op Shops: Heading 10 minutes north from Vinnies (Maitland), visit Junkyard Gypsies, followed by Father Riley’s, Fynde (previously Op Shop Haven), Lifeline (Maitland) and Salvos (Maitland). Return to Vinnies (Maitland) via the Levee alongside the Hunter River and the Maitland Regional Art Gallery & Cafe. 

Contact Details: (02) 4933 6828

Vinnies Website...

Junkyard Gypsies

Junkyard Gypsies is the place to go in Maitland for sustainable soulful shopping, with carefully curated vintage, beautiful linens, silks, cottons and accessories. Independent small business that’s founded and owned by two passionate locals who have an eye for quality and style.

Opening Hours: As of November 2023, open Wednesday – Friday 10am – 3pm, and Saturdays 10am – 1pm.

Location: 337 High Street, Maitland – Go here for specific Google maps location and here for all Maitland op shops locations

How to Get Here & Parking: On-street timed car parking, with the pedestrian entrance on High Street. A 13 minute walk from Maitland Train Station and a 6 minute walk south from Maitland Regional Art Gallery & Cafe.

Nearby Op Shops: Heading north for 3 minutes, stop by Father Riley’s (Maitland), Fynde (previously Op Shop Haven), Lifeline (Maitland) then Salvos (Maitland). It’s a 10 minute walk south back to Vinnies (Maitland) at the other end of High Street – pop into the Maitland Art Gallery & Cafe on your way.

Contact Details: (02) 4068 0100

Junkyard Gypsies Online Shop & Website...

Father Riley’s (Maitland)

Father Riley’s Op Shop is in Maitland’s main High street, close to the start of the shared pedestrian/ car mall. The shop primarily specialises in homewares and furniture.

Opening Hours: As of November 2023, Father Riley’s (Maitland) is open 6 days a week, Mondays – Fridays during school hours from 9.30am – 3.30pm and Saturdays 9.30am – 1.30pm with variable closing times.

Donation Information: Donations accepted during opening hours and pick up is available

Location: Shop 2/ 318 High Street, Maitland – Go here for Google maps location and here for all Maitland preloved and op shops locations

How to Get Here & Parking: Time limited on-street car parking throughout the mall and side streets; accessible front entrance and level store; Navigating one way streets & a shared pedestrian/ car mall. It’s a 13 minute walk from Maitland train station and a 9 minute walk south to Maitland Regional Art Gallery & Cafe. There’s a pedestrian walkway close to the shop that links the High Street with the Levee alongside the Hunter River.

Nearby Op Shops: Lifeline (Maitland) is a 1 minute walk north up the mall. On the way is Fynde (previously Op Shop Haven), whilst Salvos (Maitland) is a 5 minute walk continued north. Walking 12 minutes south to the other end of High Street will take you past the Maitland Regional Art Gallery & cafe to Vinnies (Maitland).

Donations Contact Information:  (02) 9330 3500

Fynde

Formerly known as Op Shop Haven, Fynde is close to Father Riley’s in Maitland’s main High Street. A preloved for-profit shop, you can find a selection of everything including large furniture and collectables.

Opening Hours: Not clearly available. Please phone the shop.

Location: 330 High Street, Maitland – Go here for Google maps location and here for all Maitland preloved and op shops locations

How to Get Here & Parking: Time limited on-street car parking throughout the mall and side streets; accessible front entrance and level store; Navigating one way streets & a shared pedestrian/ car mall. It’s a 12 minute walk from Maitland train station and a 9 minute walk south to Maitland Regional Art Gallery & Cafe. There’s a pedestrian walkway close to the shop that links the High Street with the Levee alongside the Hunter River.

Nearby Op Shops: Lifeline (Maitland) is a 1 minute walk north up the mall, whilst Salvos (Maitland) is a 5 minute walk continued north. Walking 13 minutes south to the other end of High Street will take you past Father Riley’s, Junkyard Gypsies and the Maitland Regional Art Gallery & cafe to Vinnies (Maitland).

Contact Information:  0433 364 018 and Fynde on facebook

Lifeline (Maitland)

Lifeline (Maitland) sits prominently on the corner of High Street and Bourke Street. It also sits opposite the pedestrian walkway to The Levee walkway that features the mural in the main photo of this story.

A vast array of preloved goods including a book emporium, new mattresses, clothing for all ages & genders, homewares, linen, footwear, kids toys & books, electrical and small and large furniture items. The shop is organised and prices are very reasonable.

Opening Hours: As of November 2023, Lifeline (Maitland) is open 7 days a week. Hours are Mondays – Fridays 9am – 5pm, Saturdays 9am – 4pm and Sundays 10am – 4pm. The hours make this a very accessible op shop for everyone.

Donation Information: Donations accepted during opening hours on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

Location: 385 High Street (Corner of Bourke Street at the start of the shared mall), Maitland – Go here for specific Google maps location and here for all Maitland preloved and op shops locations

How to Get Here & Parking: Time limited on-street car parking; accessible entrance at the front of the shop with a small set of stairs to the furniture section at the rear of the shop. However, the rear entrance is an accessible entrance; Navigating one way streets & a shared pedestrian/ car mall close by. It’s an 11 minute walk from Maitland train station and an 8 minute walk south from Maitland City Library.

Nearby Op Shops: Lifeline (Maitland) is within walking distance to Salvos (Maitland), Father Riley’s (Maitland) and Fynde preloved (Maitland). It’s a 14 minute walk to Vinnies (Maitland) at the other end of High Street, via Junkyard Gypsies

Contact Details: (02) 4940 2076

Lifeline (Maitland) website...

Salvos (Maitland)

Salvos (Maitland) is positioned on the corner of High & Elgin Streets at the end of the shared pedestrian/ car mall. Slightly smaller in size compared to the Lifeline (Maitland), the shop is very organised, clearly labelled and mainly specialises in clothing. There’s a selection of new mattresses, electrical, homewares, books, and shoes. Salvos has weekly colour-tag coded specials, so it’s worth popping in regularly to pick up a bargain.

Opening Hours: As of November 2023, Salvos (Maitland) is open 6 days a week, Mondays – Saturdays from 9am – 5pm.

Donation Information: Donations accepted during opening hours

Location: 439 High Street, Maitland – Go here for Google maps location and here for all Maitland preloved and op shops locations

How to Get Here & Parking: Time limited on-street car parking; accessible entrance at the front of the shop with an inside ramp to main shop; Navigating one way streets & a shared pedestrian/ car mall close by. It’s an 11 minute walk from Maitland train station and a 4 minute walk south from Maitland City Library.

Nearby Op Shops: Lifeline (Maitland) is a 4 minute walk south along the mall, followed by Fynde, Father Riley’s (Maitland) and Junkyard Gypsies. It’s a 17 minute walk to Vinnies (Maitland) from Salvos (Maitland) at the other end of High Street.

Contact Information:  (02) 4908 8683

Salvos (Maitland) website...

Maitland City Centre NSW Preloved & Op Shop Map

The map below shows the overall and approximate locations of the Maitland City Centre preloved stores and op shops:


Choose Second Hand First

Preloved & op shopping is just one way to source second hand, preloved clothing and homewares, reducing our need to buy brand new. So much stuff is already in circulation, and preloved / op shops are our suburban shopping precinct gateway to exploring what’s available.

My saying – “You never know what you’ll find at an op shop” rings true every time you visit an op shop.

Helping you to op shop mindfully, read my hot tips for op shopping, in addition to reading up on the five guiding principles for op shopping.

If you’d like an op shop or preloved guided trail in your area, please get in touch so we can discuss options.

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