Organise a Coat Drive


We would love you to organise your own OFF YOUR BACK coat drive (thank you!)

Follow these simple steps:

1. Notify Your Friends

Inform your friends, tell the family, work colleagues, neighbours, teachers, coaches etc. about the OFF YOUR BACK Coat Drive. Once you’ve got it running, use any means that works for you to share updates through social media, SMS, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, email, phone, media, school and community newsletters.

Visit page 4-10 of our guidebook on this website for sample flyers, press release and ads. You can also download each of these if you would like to make amendments or use our logo in your own communication.

Remember, Off Your Back Coat Drive runs from June 1st – August 31st every year so you will need to run your drive between these dates.

2. Bag Them Up

As you collect the coats please place them into large durable garbage bags.

3. Address Them

Print the Collection Bag Label that’s downloadable from our Tools section and adhere a Collection Bag Label on each garbage bag priorto drop off.

4. Drop Them Off

Take the labelled garbage bags to the Salvation Army, 69 Bourke St, Melbourne (please note this is the only Salvation Army drop off point) or at one of the 2022 Drop Off Points.

5. Share The Good News

Let those who supported the drive know how it went and thank them for their donation. People like to find out how many coats you as a group were able to collect and how many people in need will receive a coat this winter.


  1. Hi Team do you have a collection point in Sydney ? I’m interested in organising a coat drive

    1. Hi Felicia, Unfortunately we don’t I’m sorry

  2. Hello,
    Is this still an initiative for 2022?

    1. Hi Kriss,

      Yes, the Off Your Back Coat Drive is running again this year. You can find helpful tools and resources via and the 2022 Collection Points via

      Please reach out if there’s anything else we can support with or if you have any questions, and thank you for your interest in supporting the 2022 Coat Drive for Victorians in need.

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