Pre loved candles lighting up a new home for survivors of domestic violence

Cupboards full of used candle containers? Why not donate for good?

We welcome you to donate your old candle containers.

We will refill and donate to organisations supporting survivors of domestic violence and refugees, when setting up a new home.

We ask that only good quality clean candle containers are donated to ensure we can provide a gift you would be happy to receive.

Here's how you can participate:

1. Gather your used candle containers.

2. Ensure they're clean and in good condition - so we can create a gift you would be happy to receive.

3. Drop them off at a participating location (below) or mail them to us at 4/1 Mitchell Road, Brookvale 2100.

Drop off points

You can drop off your clean and good quality candle containers at the following locations:

Email if you would like to become an UpCandle drop off point

Thanking you with a 20% discount offer

To thank you for your generosity and effort, we're offering a special incentive: enjoy a 20% discount off your next CandleXchange order, whether online or in-store at Balgowlah.
Simply use the discount code rewardforupcycle2024 at checkout for online purchases* or mention it in-store.
*Limited to one order per customer

UpCandle Impact

Contained collected

Over 2000 used candle containers have been collected & cleaned ready for upcycle.

Candles donated

Over 1600 candles have been donated to survivors of domestic violence and homelessness and refugee communities.

Candle Making Workshops

Candle making workshops have been held with Northern Beaches Women’s Shelter, Women’s Housing Company & Baptist Care Hope Street to support their emotional wellbeing programs.

Thank you to our program supporters

Program recipients include


With your help, we plan to extend the life of used candle containers and give someone deserving the gift of ambience in their new home

Frequently asked questions

We accept any used candle containers (glass or ceramic) that are in good condition and can be refilled to create a gift you would be happy to receive.

Not burnt, stains or chipped containers please.

There is no limit to the number of containers you donate, as long as they are in good shape.

We would prefer you remove all wax and labels from your used containers.

To clean your container, simply use hot water and wipe out the remaining wax. Or place in the freezer for 20 minutes, the wax will pop out. Please dispose wax in the bin, not down the drain. A wash in warm soapy water or in the dishwasher should finish the job.

We accept donations at our warehouse at 4/1 Mitchell Road, Brookvale 2100.

Other drop off options at supporter locations listed in the above page.

Due to storage limitations, we may limit donations at different times of year. If in doubt, just email us

We welcome new supporters of the UpCandle program.

Email us to discuss how you can best get involved.