Faculty first – our mission is to provide for faculty / department reuse.
The University of Melbourne Furniture and Equipment Re-use Online Service is now providing faculties, departments and affiliate organisations with a cost effective and immediate solution to their furniture needs.
The service offers a range of workstations, storage solutions, and other items for reuse, presenting a sustainable and economic alternative to purchasing new furniture or equipment for your office.
When does the service operate?
The service operates every day the university operates. Appointments can be made to meet the reuse team, and to establish solutions for departments and staff.
Once a month, the reuse service has an open day, where appointments do not need to be made. On these days, staff and students may purchase selected items for personal use.
These open days are only advertised in Staff News. Please check the Staff and Student Purchases page for more details.
The Story of Furniture Re-use at The University
Over the past 3 years, The University has been prioritising the re-use of furniture around campus instead of recycling it offsite or sending it to landfill:
|University Furniture Reuse Figures from June 2012 – Jan 2017|
Pieces of furniture re-used
12,467 + items
Diverted from landfill
Est. savings on retail replacement
- This service is currently available to University of Melbourne departments, faculties and affiliate organisations at Parkville, Southbank and Burnley campuses. However, if you are from another campus and require items, please contact nick.swan[a]unimelb.edu.au with your request.
- Furniture and Equipment Reuse Service is a cost neutral service, any costs incurred simply cover the overheads.
- If you wish to donate items to the service, or have suggestions or feedback about how we can improve the new service, please email nick.swan[a]unimelb.edu.au