Our Opshop

Our Op-shop, ‘Monica’s Place’, also known as the Best Little Op Shop in Town, is named in honour of Monica Kagoro, a dedicated support worker for Finlayson House, who helped local families and children escape domestic violence relationships and move forward in troubled times, from 2007 to 2019, when sadly Monica passed away.

The Op-shop has previously always been run solely by volunteers but thanks to some funding provided in 2020 by Mining Legends with the assistance of the Goldfields Esperance Community Trust, we were able to revamp the shop.  This has led to increased business and so we now employ a Manager who runs the Op-shop with the assistance of our amazing volunteers.

Funds raised through our Op-shop are used to support our clients with items not covered under our funding.  Monica’s Place gives us the capacity to offer food hampers, clothing and household items to our clients or anyone who needs genuine assistance in the community.

Any remaining funds are invested back into Finlayson House to provide other support such as travel/accommodation to those in emergency situations but who do not meet the requirements for assistance through other government or community agencies.


Volunteers are the foundation of Monica’s Place.  They are a dedicated lifeline enabling us to open our shop six days per week. 

You have the choice to volunteer a few hours, one day or more, but there is no doubt that our Op Shop Manager will ensure you feel welcome and that your strengths are acknowledged and utilised.

If you would like to be a part of the team, please register your interest by contacting the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Volunteer Centre on 9093 2146 or visit www.kbvolcentre.org.au/contact/

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday from 9am to 2pm
Saturday from 9am to 12pm



Monica’s sells pre-loved, good quality clothes, shoes, accessories and homewares and we need quality donations all year round.
The funds raised go to support Finlayson House clients.


  • Quality women’s, men’s and children’s clothing  
  • Bags, shoes and accessories
  • Books, CDs and DVDs
  • Homewares
  • Furniture/Whitegoods (not sold in store but provided to our clients who need to set up a new house)


  • Stained and damaged clothing and goods
  • Used beauty and hygiene products
  • Baby car seats (these can be a safety issue)
  • Large outdoor items (such as BBQ’s and trampolines)
  • Harmful products (gas bottles)

We don’t sell products that may be harmful to our staff, volunteers or customers.

Finlayson House has to pay to dispose of items that we can’t sell, so please do not donate items that we cannot accept.

Please make sure your donations are clean and usable. Your donations should also be worth buying – if you wouldn’t buy it then we probably won’t be able to sell it.

If you would like to donate a physical item, please visit us in our OP SHOP

Monday to Friday from 9am to 2pm
Saturday from 9am to 12pm