Nappy Collective begins its drive for unused nappies in Parkes from October 12

Today the Nappy Collective launches its 12th nappy drive – a two-week campaign that calls on babies and parents across Australia to donate leftover, unused, disposable nappies, providing vital support to vulnerable families.

Every day, hundreds of families struggle to provide necessities such as nappies for their children.

The simple act of donating leftover, unused disposable nappies can have a huge impact on families in desperate circumstances.

Nappies are a basic essential child care need. A newborn goes through 10 to 12 nappies a day, and a toddler six to eight. When families are stretched to even put food on the table, they simply can’t change their child’s nappy this often, which can cause health issues for their child and themselves.

To find your nearest drop point or learn more about The Nappy Collective, please visit

Our nearest drop-off locations are in Dubbo at the Dubbo Neighbourhood Centre in Gipps Street and Orange at the Orange Baby Kingdom in Summer Street.

The Nappy Collective is the only organisation in Australia focused exclusively on helping families with their nappy needs – a product outside most government funding regulations.

To date, The Nappy Collective has collected almost 2.5 million nappies, which have been redistributed to 200 beneficiary organisations across Australia.

The monetary value of these donated nappies is more than $1.1 million, but the value to families in crisis is immeasurable.