HomeStart, Hub 3219 

Shop. Create. Connect.

HomeStart, located at Encompass’ new multi-component complex in Whittington, Hub 3219 @ Apollo, is more than just a pre-loved furniture shop.

It is a place that will give a new home to your unwanted furniture. It is also venue that provides access to real employment opportunities and life skills development in a warm friendly and supportive environment – particularly to community members who are typically socially disengaged, living with a disability, long term unemployed, retired, taking a break, or simply wanting to be proactive and productive whilst giving back to the community.

Every donation you make – whether in the form of furniture donation, funding, or time/expertise – provides a significant impact to the Geelong community and the region’s local economy.  When you donate, you give back!

As part of our commitment to assist local community members, we offer good quality furniture at very affordable prices.  We also provide furniture assistance to those in need.

Contact @Apollo

21 Apollo Place,
Whittington, 3219

“Catch the number 30 bus to cnr Solar Plc/Warden Crt.
Or the number 31 bus to Tannoch Brae on Townsend Rd”

HomeStart, Hub 3219

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 10am – 3:00pm
Phone: (03) 5248 0498

The Apollo Place Pre-Loved

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 10am – 3:30pm
Phone: (03) 5248 1513


There has been some recent changes to short notice cancelations by the NDIS. Please click the below button and scroll to page 22 of the document to review these changes.

To date, 763.4 tonnes of furniture have been collected by the HomeStart truck.  88% of this was reused, recycled or upcycled.  That saves 671.3 tonnes of waste from going into landfill!

In partnership with Give Where You Live, HomeStart distributed around 1250 Material Aid vouches at a value of over $62,000.  Most recipients were in high need demographics: 64.8% on pension, 62.4% sole parents, 28% on disability pension, 29.6% on unemployment benefits, 5.4% refugees.

At HomeStart, we help YOU get your home started – whether you are starting over; or simply having a makeover.  It is also a place where you are free to feel at home – make your ideas come to life, develop your skills, create new connections, dream up exciting projects, reconnect with your passions, and more! All this whilst helping the Geelong community grow and thrive.

Make HomeStart your happy place.  Start your new home now.  

Call our friendly staff for more information on 03 5248 0498 or email at