Pre loved candles lighting up a new home for survivors of domestic violence

Cupboards full of used candle containers? Why not donate for good?

We welcome you to donate your old candle containers.

We will refill and donate to organisations supporting survivors of domestic violence and refugees, when setting up a new home.

We ask that only good quality clean candle containers are donated to ensure we can provide a gift you would be happy to receive.

For tips on cleaning your candle container, visit here

UpCandle Impact

Contained collected

Over 1500 used candle containers have been collected & cleaned ready for upcycle.

Candles donated

Close to 1300 candles have been donated to survivors of domestic violence and homelessness and refugee communities.

Candle Making Workshops

Candle making workshops have been held with Northern Beaches Women’s Shelter, Women’s Housing Company & Baptist Care Hope Street to support their emotional wellbeing programs.

Thank you to our program supporters

Program recipients include


With your help, we plan to extend the life of nearly 1000 used candle containers and give someone deserving the gift of ambience in their new home

Frequently asked questions

We accept any used candle containers (glass or ceramic) that are in good condition and can be refilled to create a gift you would be happy to receive.

Not burnt, stains or chipped containers please.

There is no limit to the number of containers you donate, as long as they are in good shape.

We would prefer you remove all wax and labels from your used containers.

To clean your container, simply use hot water and wipe out the remaining wax. Or place in the freezer for 20 minutes, the wax will pop out. Please dispose wax in the bin, not down the drain. A wash in warm soapy water or in the dishwasher should finish the job.

We accept donations at Shop 47, 197-215 Condamine Street, Balgowlah. Other drop off options can be made by emailing us.

Due to storage limitations, we may limit donations at different times of year. If in doubt, just email us

We welcome new supporters of the UpCandle program.

Email us to discuss how you can best get involved.