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Toy drive

Christmas can be a difficult time of year for kids in need, with presents being a luxury that some families cannot afford. You can donate toys to children in need by purchasing gifts online or registering your toy drive. 

Purchase a gift online

Donating a toy online is convenient and easy. It also reduces The Salvation Army’s delivery costs, meaning more money goes directly to helping others. All toys on our website have been carefully selected by The Salvation Army, ensuring children get presents that best suit their age and interests.

Gifts can be purchase closer to Christmas. Please check this page for updates.

Register to collect toys

Organising a toy drive at your workplace, church, school or club is a great way to bring joy to children in need. When you register online, you will receive a digital introduction pack including:

  • Posters to promote your collection
  • Suggested gifts
  • Information on how to drop off items

To register your interest in running a toy drive please fill out the form below.

Expression of Interest

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To ensure we can deliver Christmas gifts to people in need, on time and safely, please follow the guidelines below.

Are you in VIC, Tas, SA, WA or NT? Click here


  • Please do not wrap gifts.
    This allows parents the special experience of selecting gifts for their children’s unique personalities and interests. Feel free to include some wrapping paper or a gift bag for parents to use.
  • Please only donate new items.
    Sadly, the gift you donate may be the only present a child receives this Christmas. We want each child to receive a gift that is new. We know Christmas isn’t only about receiving gifts, but this is one way we can help families feel special. Your nearest family store or Salvos Store would gladly receive your pre-loved gifts.
  • We accept gift vouchers.
    Gift vouchers mean a parent who is struggling doesn’t miss out on the joy of purchasing a gift for their child. Gift vouchers are an ideal gift for teenagers.

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Gifts over $2 to the social work of The Salvation Army in Australia are tax deductible. Details

  • ABNs:
  • 46 891 896 885 (NSW)
  • 22 035 976 360 (QLD)
  • 52 609 689 893 (Overseas Aid)

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