Gippsland Period Project

Welcome to the Gippsland Period Project

Official Website of the Melbourne Period Project
Gippsland Period Project – Official Facebook Page

Drop Off Locations

We’re a Hub of the original Melbourne Period Project! We support women and transgender men who are experiencing homelessness in Gippsland by providing them with sanitary products.

A massive THANK YOU to everyone who donates sanitary products to us. We are blown away by the compassion of our wonderful Gippsland community. We sincerely appreciate your support. Every donation goes directly to support women & transgender men experiencing homelessness in Gippsland.
We always like to stay ahead of the game so gathering more products now means we’ll have enough to send out in next month’s Period Packs. At the moment we’re running low on tampons super or regular tampons,

If you’d like to donate some tampons or other items for our kits (see list at the bottom of this post) please send us a message via the page and we’ll let you know your closest drop off points. Alternately, you can deposit the cost of the tampons into our bank account and we’ll buy them on your behalf.

Financial Donation

We are a registered charity with ACNC and all financial donations over $2 are tax deductible as we have Deductible Gift Recipient status. (Please specify “Gippsland”)
Name: Melbourne Homeless Collective
BSB: 063027
ACC: 10118955
Bank: Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Financial donations above $2 are tax deductible however products donations are not.

Postal Address

We also have a postal address if you can’t get to a drop off point and would like to send a parcel or a gift voucher that we can use to buy items for the Period Packs. Message this page for postal address detail.

We now have 50 drop off points in the Gippsland Region.

        -Annette Wolfe Barrister & Solicitor (above the RACV shop) 26 Bailey Street, Bairnsdale
        CFA (Country Fire Authority), D11 Headquarters,
        130 Macleod St.
        -Federation University, Churchill Campus, MUGSU
        Info Terminal, Building 3N, Northways Rd.
        -Latrobe City Council, the Hub 9-11 Philip Parade.
      • DRIOUN
        -Drouin Library136 Princes Way,
      • FOSTER
        -Foster and District Community House,
        Corner of Court Street and Station Rd.
        Foster Library – Main Street
      • HEYFIELD
        -Beauty Bliss 14b George Street Heyfield
        – Inverloch Library 16 A’Beckett Street,
        -Korumburra Library 165 Commercial Street
        -Lakes Entrance Neighbourhood House
        9 Heatherlea Grove, Lakes Entrance VIC 3909.
      • LANG LANG
        -Lang Lang Community Centre 7 Westernport Road, Lang Lang.
        -Community College Gippsland, 38-40 Horn St
        (entry via Howard St).
        -Leongatha Library 2 Smith Street
      • MAFFRA
        -Maffra Community House Inc 48 Kent St, Maffra VIC 3860
      • METUNG
        -Artizan Kitchen, 3/57 Metung Rd .
      • MIRBOO
        -Mirboo North Library Ridgway, Mirboo North
      • MOE
        -Latrobe City Council, 44 Albert Street.
        -Latrobe City Council, Moe PLACE – 37-39 Vale Street.
        -Curves, 83 Lloyd Moe
      • MORWELL
      • -Harriet Shing MP Electorate Office
        216 Commercial Road
        MORWELL VIC 3840
        -CFA (Country Fire Authority), D27 Headquarters,
        20 Hazelwood Road.
        -Gippsland Multicultural Services, 100-102 Buckley Street
        -Luke’s Church Op Shop, 279 Princes Highway
        -Latrobe City Council, HQ 141 Commercial Road.
        -Latrobe City Council, Carinya Early Learning Centre,
        33-39 Rintoul Street.
        -Morwell Neighbourhood House and Learning Centre,
        48-50 Beattie Crescent (03) 5134 5488
      • POOWONG
        -Poowong Northern Library 18 Ranceby Road, Poowong
      • SALE
        -CFA (Country Fire Authority), D10 Headquarters,
        Level 3, 64-66 Foster St.
        -Gippsland Women’s Health, 56B Cunninghame Street.
        -Federation Training (Reception), 49-63 Princes Street
        -Guardian Pharmacy, 65 Franklin Street.
        -Latrobe City Council, Traralgon Service Centre and Library
        34-38 Kay Street.
        -Latrobe City Council, Traralgon Early Learning Centre,
        4 Mapleson Drive.
      • WARRAGUL
        -Community College Gippsland,
        71 Korumburra – Warragul Road.
        -Warragul Library – 75 Victoria Street,
        -Plus 1 Private Collection Points in Warragul
        (Message this page for details)
        -Wonthaggi Libaray Murray Street, Wonthaggi,
      • YINNAR
        -Yinnar General Store, 44 Main Street

**Mobile Library – timetables and site locations available at
**South Coast Mobile Library – timetables and site locations available at

Items Needed

Products we need to make up the packs are as follows in order of most needed to least:

– Small bottles of Hand Sanitiser 50ml and under

Small individually wrapped packets of Skittles/Candy or similar (no chocolates at the moment because the weather is getting warmer and chocolates would melt)
– Super Tampons
– Regular Tampons

-Small scented Disposable Bags/Nappy Bags
– Liners
– Regular Pads
– Super pads
– Feminine Wipes/Baby Wipes

Melbourne Period Project incorporates the Melbourne Metropolitan area and the Mornington Peninsula.
Geelong Period Project incorporates the areas from Geelong all the way to Portland and Warrnambool.
Murray Region Period Project incorporates a very large area. It includes Echuca, Mildura, Bendigo, Shepparton and Albury and everywhere in between.
Sydney Period Project is currently the Metropolitan area of Sydney.
Brisbane Period Project is currently the metropolitan area of Brisbane. We need your help to gather enough donations for next month’s packs.

In 2016, there will be many more Period Projects launched and we also work very closely with our friends in South Australia Essentials 4 Women SA and Perth, Essentials for Women of Perth.

We are blown away by the compassion of our wonderful Gippsland community & the commitment to change lives & make difference through this program. You are all making a difference and remember, every single tampon and every single pad makes a difference to someone experiencing homelessness through their period.

You can help us by sharing this post, donating, encouraging friends & family to donate.
Every single tampon and every single pad makes a difference to someone experiencing homelessness through their period.
Gippsland Period Project Team

Media coverage of the Gippsland Period Project:

Greater Gippsland: The Period Project is now in Gippsland – October 24th 2015
Latrobe Valley Express: Restore personal dignity – October 26th 2015


ABC News – Melbourne’s Period Project for homeless reaches regional Victoria – October 29th 2015 – The struggles for women on the street – October 29th 2015

ABC News – Restoring dignity: period project helps women living on the streets – November 5th 2015





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