Our Services

Helping Sole-Parent Families in Crisis

Australian DIY Families exists to support sole-parent families through a range of essential services that help meet their physical, social, emotional, and psychological needs.

Getting Good Goods to Good People

Our ‘’Clients Only’’ Community Essential Service store gets essential items and food into the hands of at-risk families at prices that they can afford.

How you can help our causes

Australian DIY Families Institute services the southern villages of the Southern Highlands. Since the 2019 bushfires, and especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a very real lack of support to these areas. When you give to or support us, you are making a very tangible impact in the lives of vulnerable sole parent families and individuals in this region.

Make a Donation

Every little bit helps toward families in need. Your donation will go a long way. Scroll down to see how you can make a donation today.


We are open to volunteers looking to assist with our services which include our community essential service store operations of delivering non-perishable food hampers to our clients, op-shop stock pick-up runs and local fundraising and sporting events.


We work with supporting partners and open to work in partnership with businesses and organisations wishing to give back to the community through our services.


Tell people about us! When you share about what we do, you help bring our mission to a wider audience, increasing our reach and ability to help struggling sole-parent families.

Support our Partners
Our partners’ generosity is in great part what allows us to do what we do. When you support them, you support our urgent and important work.
Support the Op Shop

We accept new and pre-loved quality items for our op-shop. We are open Wednesday – Sunday from 9:30am – 5:00pm.

See what items we accept.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign up for the Community Essential Service store?

Visit us at our Community Essential Services location, fill out a form, and we’ll take care of the rest!

How do I donate?

Thank you for your kindness! You can donate in cash or kind by bringing your donations to our Op Shop, or by making an online donation via our website.

Do you offer other services that I don't see on your website?

At the moment, we are working to secure other services, and will advise as these become available in the near future.

Do you have more than one location?

At the moment, we have only our sole location in Bundanoon, but we are hopeful that we’ll be able to expand the reach of Australian DIY Families to beyond.