Life Essentials Bendigo Baptist Community Care (BBCCI)

214 Hargreaves St Bendigo
03 5441 4747


Mon - Fri 10:00 - 4:30
Sat 10:00 - 2:00

Eftpos: Yes

User Rating: 5 (2 votes)


More than an Op Shop, Life Essentials is a community hub creating a space for people of all walks of life. The op shop has plenty of bargains to meet any budget. Gilead Counselling, a ministry of BBCCI, has rooms in the hub. There is a homeless cafe also included in the building, where the homeless can come and have breakfast and meals throughout the day, and get assistance with basic everyday items, including a shower and getting their clothes washed and dried. The MADCOW Cafe is currently closed.

Reviews of Life Essentials


"This is my preferred Op Shop for donating and for buying items. I’ve bought clothes, washing machines, jewellery and more. Everything is well organised and clean, staff is very helpful and friendly, items are well priced and it’s always a pleasure going in. Thank you for your great service! "


"I have never met such a wonderful , warming and welcoming bunch of people. Thanks for all you support and prayers. Tuesday morning community breakfast is awesome. After 16 months of unemployment I have finally started a job. I can only hope and pray that this job will continue well into the future, I love it, great job. Keep up the good work."