Items not permitted for resale

Some items are prohibited for sale in Australia under permanent bans, as specified by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.  These items must never be sold at any time within Australia.   

Other goods, including some second hand goods, are required to comply with specified requirements, known as mandatory standards, before they can be sold. Due to a number of factors, including resources and the absence of specialist knowledge, not all items governed by mandatory standards are permitted for sale by the Reuse Shop.

The following items are not permitted for resale and will not be accepted from customers for resale:  

  • Food products, inclusive of alcohol and tobacco products,
  • Pharmaceuticals,
  • All poisons and chemicals, exclusive of domestic quantities of second hand paint products,
  • Medical equipment, e.g. defibrillators, life support equipment, wheelchairs, etc,
  • Diving (life support) equipment: Cylinders/tanks, regulators, buoyancy compensation devices. Does not include wetsuits/fins, masks etc,
  • Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs), both simple and complex in nature,
  • Height safety equipment, e.g. harnesses, safety ropes, climbing/abseiling equipment,
  • Breathing apparatus, e.g. respirators, masks,
  • Weapons (Prohibited and Controlled), as defined by the Weapons Regulations 1999 (WA)
  • Baby bath aids
  • Baby dummies
  • Baby walkers
  • Balloon blowing kits
  • Bicycle helmets
  • Boats / Powered Water Craft (Personal water craft permitted)
  • Cars/Motorbikes/Scooters
  • Child restraints for use in motor vehicles
  • Cosmetics ingredients labelling
  • Disposable cigarette lighters
  • Elastic luggage straps
  • Folding cots
  • Household cots
  • Portable aerosol fire extinguishers
  • Portable non-aerosol fire extinguishers
  • Portable ramps for motor vehicles
  • Portable swimming pools
  • Prams & strollers
  • Recovery straps for motor vehicles
  • Reduced fire risk cigarettes
  • Self-balancing scooters
  • Sunglasses & fashion spectacles

 Further information is available at the ACCC website Product Safety