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Zero waste living: Australia’s favourite bulk refill stores

It is so encouraging to see that the refill revolution that is sweeping the world is well and truly thriving in Australia. The list below is compiled completely from feedback from our ByMe socials. We put it out there to our very knowledgeable community to find out what bulk refill stores you love and we have received a wonderful response. Who knew there were so many small businesses across the country putting forward such great products for us to refill our vessels.

glass bottles for bulk refills
Range of ByMe amber glass bottles – perfect for bulk refills and DIY

At ByMe we are all about refilling and making your own household products. Our amber glass jars, soap dispensers and spray bottles are made from pharmaceutical grade glass and we have a range of quality closures for countless uses. Our metal pumps come in six different finishes for your soap and lotion dispensers and our trigger sprays are perfect for DIY (unlike many, they will not clog when used with vinegar or essential oils). To compliment your bottles and jars we have an extensive range of designer decals to label you products. The labels are waterproof so will last and last in the shower and since they are made from static cling material they easily peel off without any sticky residue and can be reapplied again and again – great for washing you bottles between refills or when swapping products. Shop the range in the ByMe store.

Thanks goes to all of you who sent in their favourite bulk refill store. If you are reading this and know of a business that is not on our list that should be please send us an email to info@by-me.com.au and we will continue to update this list. Think of it as ever-evolving! Given so many parts of Australia are under significant stress from the bushfires and drought it is so heartening to see that many of the recommendations we received were for bulk refill stores in regional and rural communities.

To help get you started we are offering a 20% discount for a limited time only – use Coupon Code REFILL20 (excludes Sample Kit and DIY supplies).

Happy refilling!

Bulk Refill Stores

Australian Capital Territory

Let’s Be Natural – Shop 2, 73-77 Mawson Place, Mawson

The Source Bulk Foods – these guys are champions of zero waste living and with 50 bulk refill stores Australia wide it has truly broken into the market. ACT locations include (see website for addresses):
Belconnen
Dickson

New South Wales

Almar Organics – 539 Nurigong Street South Albury

Funki Munki – 21 Otho Street, Inverell

The Source Bulk Foods – these guys are champions of zero waste living and with 50 bulk refill stores Australia wide it has truly broken into the market. New South Wales locations include (see website for addresses):
Balgowlah
Balmain
Bowral
Byron Bay
Crows Nest
Dural
Erina
Glebe
Katoomba
Lane Cove
Mullumbimby
Newcastle
Rhodes
Rouse Hill
St Ives
Surry Hills
Wagga Wagga
Warriewood
Willoughby
Wollongong
Zetland

Food Culture Bulk Foods – Shop 22A . 82 Rajah Road, Ocean Village Shopping Centre, Ocean Shores 

Northern Territory

Afghan Traders – 10/10 Smith St, Alice Springs

Queensland

Biome Eco Store – BRISBANE Indooroopilly, Brisbane City, Paddington, Balmoral, Milton, GOLD COAST Southport ( see website for addresses)

The Source Bulk Foods – these guys are champions of zero waste living and with 50 bulk refill stores Australia wide it has truly broken into the market. Queensland locations include (see website for addresses):
Bulimba
Cairns
Caloundra
Fairfield
Hope Island
Lutwyche
Maleny
Maroochydore
Miami
Noosa
Townsville
Southport
Springfield
Toowoomba
West End

Replenish Refill – 29 Main St, Hervey Bay

Soul Food Market – Shop 4 Whitsunday Arcade, 38 Macalister Street,
Mackay
“Mostly get ingredients there and make up my own. Lovely shop.”  – Melissa, Facebook

Mill Street Kitchen – 5-7 Mill Street, Nambour
“I get kin kin dishwashing detergent and laundry liquid, shampoo, conditioner, toilet cleaner, olive oil and plenty more.” @mrsostridge, Instagram

Vessel Nundah – 7 Nundah Street, Nundah
“I get shampoo, soap, dishwashing liquid, washing powder and plan to add to that when I run out of stuff!” – @melissatuffley, Instagram

TMP Organics Butcher & Supermarkets – North West Plaza
97 Flockton St, McDowall
“I go to TMP organics for Simply Clean and Kin Kin refillables.” – Jodes, Facebook

South Australia

The Honey Shoppe & Soapbox – Shop 20, Central Market Adelaide
“I buy fabric softener there, bicarbonate soda, citric acid, washing soda, jojoba oil etc there, all in bulk!” – Alison, Facebook

The Source Bulk Foods – these guys are champions of zero waste living and with 50 bulk refill stores Australia wide it has truly broken into the market. SA locations include (see website for addresses):
Glenelg
Mitcham

Ecolateral Eco Stores – Three Adelaide stores (see website for addresses):
Magill
Blackwood
Brighton
“have a huge range of liquid refills at different locations.” @teegz08, Instagram

The Wholesome Living Store – 32a Main North Road, Willaston

The Real Pantry,  62 Murray St, Angaston 

Tasmania

Unpacked – 45 Channel Highway, Kingston, Hobart

Victoria

Biome Eco Store – Burwood Brickworks, 78 Middleborough Road, Burwood East, Melbourne
Biome’s newest store at the Burwood Brickworks is my local. The Burwood Brickworks shopping centre is worth a trip in itself (designed to the most stringent eco criteria it gets all its energy from the sun, using and circulating water and producing no waste).

Roving Refills, mobile detergent refills (such a great idea) – check out their website for upcoming locations, service Melbourne, Geelong, Frankston, Goulburn Valley and The Otways.

The Soap Shop – Stall 111, Aisle G, South Melbourne Market.
“BYO bottles, for most cleaning products, hypo-allergenic body wash, hand soap and washing liquid. She also does bulk powders(dishwasher, napi san and the like) and naked natural soaps and non soap cakes.” – Rachael, Facebook

The Source Bulk Foods – these guys are champions of zero waste living and with 50 bulk refill stores Australia wide it has truly broken into the market. Victoria locations include (see website for addresses):
Balaclava
Ballarat
Berwick
Brunswick
Burwood
Camberwell
Fitzroy
Geelong
Hampton
Malvern
Moonee Ponds
Prahran
Rowville
Traralgon

Replenish Store – inside Sustainability Activity Centre, 1/44-46 Lincoln Causeway, Wodonga 
“Cleaners, detergents, shampoo/conditioner.” – Pen, Facebook 

Thrive Bulk Wholefoods –  1/154 Main St, Mornington 

Nicholson River Soaps – Shop 2/182 Main St, Bairnsdale

Valerie’s Pantry – 138 High St, Belmont, Geelong

Western Australia

Replenish Kalamunda – Shop 12 / 12 Barber St Kalamunda,
Perth Hills
“An amazing store where Rachel provides advice, classes on home made products and also collects recycling for a variety of things and has a community swap cart for herbs and fruit we have grown.” Kylie, email

Wasteless Pantry – Mundaring, Bassendean & Greenwood (see website for addresses
They have bulk food options along with refilling options of body lotion, shampoo, oils etc…and great eco products” – Deb, Facebook

The Storehouse, – 22/219 Hampton Road, South Fremantle

The Source Bulk Foods – these guys are champions of zero waste living and with 50 bulk refill stores Australia wide it has truly broken into the market. WA locations include (see website for addresses):
Clarkson
Floreat
Victoria Park

Albany Eco House – 9 Minna Street, Albany

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