Help us find a new home

We need a new home!

We’re bursting at the seams and need a new home. We are in a unique situation where demand for our service continues to grow and the existing warehouse is no longer sufficient to continue our mission.
The need for change is timely following five happy years at our Bundoora HQ, our landlord is reclaiming the space for commercial purposes so we must vacate by September. 
We need your help to find a new home!

Message from the CEO

“We are calling on our wonderful community of supporters to please help spread the word in the hope we can find a new home.

As we continue to grow our service to reach more children in hardship, we need a larger warehouse. 

We have been looking for a new location, but as commercial properties are in high demand we cannot compete with the market.

If you or anyone you know has warehousing or similar large space available, or you’re looking for an amazing charity to cohabitate with, I would love to hear from you.” 


– Bernadene Voss, CEO

How you can help!

Spread the news! Share this webpage with everyone you know, with family, at work, and in your social groups.

Can't help with a warehouse but want to do something?

We know just how difficult looking for a new warehouse is. If you don't know of a warehouse, or someone we might be able to talk to about acquiring one, but would like to help in some way - you can! Make a donation today to help us with the rent.

In the news

THE AGE, Carolyn Webb, 15 Feb 2023
Star Weekly, 22 Feb 2023
North Central Review, 14 Feb 2023
ABC Melbourne 15 Feb
CEO Bernadene speaking with Ali Moore on ABC Melbourne Radio 15 Feb 2023

Frequently Asked Questions

If we can’t find our dream location, do not fear, Big Group Hug will continue. We have operated for 9 years, including through a pandemic, and we will not let this stop us. We’ll do what it takes to ensure we continue providing essential aid to the families that depend on us. If we have to raise funds to pay commercial rates, we will. If we have to lower our sights and move into a location of a similar size to what we’re in now, we will (although that will mean we are limiting our growth in the short-term). We will not let our community down.  We will continue to operate. We will make it work.

Airport West will remain as is, there will be no change at this stage. However if we need to extend operating hours from Airport West to ensure we continue to provide the support that our community needs, we will certainly look into that. 

Absolutely you can! We’re looking for organisations and businesses to partner with. There are many ways you can be involved, from sponsoring a section of the new warehouse to co-habitating. Contact Bernadene to discuss all of the options. 

For all media enquires please contact:

Emina – 0406 616 985 or email 

Maria – 0420 510 192 or email 






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