Make a return

Make a return

How to make a return
CDS Vic will provide a 10 cent refund for every eligible drink container returned from 1 November.    Every bottle, can and carton you return helps to divert valuable containers from landfill. 
Eligible containers
Most aluminium, glass, plastic and liquid paperboard (carton) drink containers between 150mL and 3 litres are eligible. Keep the lids on, we recycle them too! 
Refund point types

There are hundreds of refund points across Victoria, so look out for your local. By August 2024 the network will grow to more than 600 refund points.

Donation & other refund types
There are multiple ways to receive your 10 cent refund. You can either keep your refund, or support your favourite cause with a donation. 
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Get involved

CDS Vic gives charities and community groups the opportunity to raise funds while making an impact. 
Your eligible containers can help others. Donate your valuable container refunds at your nearest refund point. 
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Making change for the kids

April 2024

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CDS Vic has partnered with the Good Friday Appeal as its first statewide donation partner

CDS Vic has partnered with the Good Friday Appeal as its first statewide donation partner to help raise money for Melbourne's Royal Children’s Hospital, which provides world class care for sick children and their families. 

On Good Friday, VicReturn's Chief Communications, Marketing and Engagement Officer, Marianne Doyle, presented the Good Friday Appeal with a cheque for $32,588. VicReturn operates CDS Vic.

To present the cheque, Marianne teamed up with Sonny, a past patient whose life was saved by the Royal Children’s Hospital as a baby, and his twin brother, Lennie. Sonny is now 8 years old and fundraising for the Good Friday Appeal by collecting bottles for the container deposit scheme. 

Marianne said, “It’s an incredible amount raised in a short time, and we’d like to do a big shout out to all Victorians who have donated their drink container refunds to the Good Friday Appeal – thank you!”

We’ve still got another month to go before we present the final donation total. Help us to support the important work of the Royal Children’s Hospital by returning your  eligible containers and donating your refund to the Good Friday Appeal. 

You'll see the Good Friday Appeal promoted at CDS Vic refund points across the state until the end of May, making it easy to donate your drink container refunds. Most drink containers between 150ml and 3 litres are eligible for the 10 cent refund. Just look for the 10c mark on the label.

How to donate

  1. Return your eligible drink containers to a CDS Vic refund point.
  2. Donate your container refund by choosing ‘Good Friday Appeal’ on your local Zone Operator’s app (scroll to Electronic Payment to download the app), or using the Good Friday Appeal barcode or Donation Partner IDC2000000397.
  3. Spread the word by encouraging your friends and family to contribute.

"We are very grateful to everyone who has donated their container refunds to the Good Friday Appeal - thank you, Victoria!"

Marianne Doyle - Chief Communications, Marketing and Engagement Officer, VicReturn