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St Kilda Gatehouse relies on the support and generosity of its donors, volunteers and enthusiasts! The contribution of supporters has a direct impact on the lives of those who visit St Kilda Gatehouse each week.

There are many, many ways in which you can assist.

Financial Donation

The work of St Kilda Gatehouse is financed by donors and sponsors. All financial contributions are greatly valued and have a huge impact. All donations are tax deductible.

Raise Funds through the Bertie Beetle Fundraising Drive

Bertie Beetles stopped being available in shops in 1970. Since then they have only been available in show bags.

But now they also come in fundraising boxes!

You can raise funds for the Centres in St Kilda and Dandenong by simply taking along a box to your workplace, local cafe, Mum’s Group, reading club or sporting club.

To order a box click here

Did you know?

Bertie Beetles were originally created as a way to use up pieces of coconut and honeycomb left over from the production of Violet Crumble bars.

Nestlé once stopped the Bertie Beetle showbag, not realising the mass appeal and unfailing loyalty of Beetles fans. After feeling the fallout, the company bowed to public pressure and brought it back.

What about Nestle?

We were pleased to discover that Nestlé now ranks second in the Oxfam scorecard. Nestlé leads the way with policies on water and remains the most transparent company. Since February 2014, Nestlé has made some improvements in land and farmers and and has updated its action plans to support women in cocoa supply chains. More can still be done. If you would like more information click here.

To order a box email

Donate to our Boutique Op Shop

'Greeves St. Recycled' welcomes good quality donations of clothing, maternity, vintage and unique homewares. Please no furniture except small pieces! Items can be dropped off in St Kilda at 29A Greeves St. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 10:00am and 3:00pm. Please ensure donations are clean as we do not have the capacity to wash and dry clothing. For alternative drop off points please email


Job Vacancies

We will be advertising the position of YWP Manager very soon! Watch this space!


Volunteer Vacancies

At present there are no vacancies in our Drop In Centre, but there are a few opportunities in fundraising, research and back of house areas. Please email if you are interested.


Wish list

Dandenong Centre

Immediate needs:
iPod/old iPhone for our music dock
Rice Cooker
Cake Tins
Tupperware containers

Ongoing needs:
Phone chargers

Please contact to arrange a drop off time.


St Kilda Centre

Immediate needs:
Non perishable food
Reusable shopping bags (for carrying clothing)
Plastic/paper shopping bags (used for food parcels)
Plastic take-away containers (used for food parcels
Paper Towel dispenser

Ongoing needs:
New socks and underwear
Shampoo + Conditioner

We are so grateful for donated items that we are able to pass onto the women who access our service. 

We unfortuantely don't have the staff or volunteer resources to pick up items. Items can be dropped off at 29a Greeves Street on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday between 10am - 5pm. Please ensure items are clean and don't require mending. We don't have the resources to wash and repair items. Please do not donate men's clothing. Thank you!


Purchase a copy of the Red Light Dark Room book

This book was the end result of a project conducted by photojournalist Gemma-Rose Turnbull. For information on the project and to buy the book click here. All proceeds from the book go towards assisting women transition out of street sex work.


Run your own fundraising event

Host your own fundraising event to help raise much need funds and awareness towards street sex worker issues. If you're having organising a social event, why not give it an extra purpose. The event could be as simple as a movie night, a clothes swap, a dinner party... We will help in anyway we can.




Remembering Verusha

A friend writes about Verusha's untimely death

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