IKEA Buy-Back Program Launches Across All Australia Stores, Including North Lakes

Swedish furniture shop IKEA has recently launched a buy-back program to keep old furniture off landfills. Customers who want to dispose of IKEA items they no longer need or use may sell these back at any of the retailer’s outlets across Australia, including the North Lakes store in Westfield, North Lakes Drive. 

Customers in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne and Perth may now enjoy the same privilege following a year-long trial in its Tempe outlet in Sydney, which saw the return of over 1,600 IKEA furniture. The move comes after the global chain recognised that it needed to act on the reported 48,000 tonnes of old IKEA items dumped at landfills yearly.

To take advantage of the IKEA Buy-Back Program, customers may get an online estimated cost of the item they want to return, which will be evaluated by IKEA workers.  If accepted, customers may bring the item at the nearest IKEA shop where they will be issued a refund card, which is redeemable in three years. 

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Only personal household furniture are accepted in the buy-back program. Commercially used IKEA products or those large quantities are not eligible, including: 

  • Non-IKEA products
  • Home furnishing accessories including Lighting and Textiles
  • Add on units and componentry
  • Products that have been used outside including outdoor furniture
  • Mattresses & Bed Textiles (such as Blankets and Mattress toppers)
  • Kitchens including benchtops, cabinets and fronts
  • Modular Wardrobes and accessories
  • Electrical appliances/products
  • Children’s and Baby products (such as cots, mattresses and change tables)

Products for return must be stain-free and clean, especially those with upholstery, such as sofas, armchairs, footstools, chairs and stools. It must also be structurally sound and safe, unmodified, and in good resalable condition. 

“Our intention is to on-sell your products to a new home, and we want to ensure that ‘buy-back’ products purchased by customers are of a high quality and meet our obligations under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010,” the furniture shop stated in its Terms and Conditions. 

IKEA North Lakes Holds First-Ever Festival of Sleep

IKEA North Lakes is hosting its first-ever sleep festival and whilst it won’t involve a sleepover at the Swedish furniture shop, there will be heaps of relaxing activities worth checking out until Monday, the 7th of Oct 2019.

If you’ve got sleep issues and problems achieving quality sleep, you’ll learn plenty of sleep solutions at the IKEA Festival of Sleep. Below is the schedule of activities for the rest of this week: 

Speed StylingDaily until Monday

7 Oct 2019

9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
IKEA interior designers will be teaching and inspiring you on how to pick out the right bed textiles and accessories to keep your room fresh and ideal for sleeping well. 
Ask the Expert – Shelley CraftThursday

3 Oct 2019

11:00 a.m.
“The Block” star Shelley Craft will answer questions on how to style your bedroom to suit your taste, personality and sleep needs.
PJ Party for KidsThursday

3 Oct 2019

6:00 p.m.
Enjoy a relaxing craft activity and movie screening in-store dressed in your favourite PJs. This event is for children ages 3 to 7. It’s perfect for the school holidays!
Yoga and BreakfastFriday

4 Oct 2019

8:00 a.m.
Take part in this session to learn how to start a brand new day right by doing yoga movements to stretch your muscles and eating a proper breakfast to energise the rest of your morning. This event will be hosted by Stretch Yoga.
Restful NightsSaturday

5 Oct 2019

10:00 a.m.

Learn the best tricks on how to improve your sleep habits, as sleep is a crucial part of wellness. You’ll pick valuable information from the experts to start practicing their advice at home.
Smarter HomeSaturday

6 Oct 2019

10:00 a.m.

How can you use IKEA products like the TRÅDFRI smart lighting, or the ENEBY Bluetooth speakers, and the forthcoming SYMFONISK WiFi speakers from SONOS to create a smarter home? Swing by IKEA on this date to gain tips on how to create the right sleep and mood for the bedroom.

IKEA North Lakes will also hold various activities to keep children amused and occupied this school holiday.

If you shop at IKEA during the Festival of Sleep, you could also get a chance to win $1,000 and $500 gift cards simply by:

  • scanning your IKEA Family Membership in-store or online
  • attending any of the workshops during the festival
  • taking your photo with the current in-store display and posting it on Instagram with #IKEAAustralia | Terms and Conditions apply
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Aside from sleep tips and prizes, you may also avail of the 15 percent discount on selected beds, including children’s mattresses. What’s more, if you buy an ergonomic pillow, IKEA will match your purchase to donate to a local charity.

Activities & Events for the Whole Family this Spring

North Lakes will be filled with activities and events for the whole family this Spring. Here are some of the events in North Lakes to watch out for.

Until Friday, 29 September

Safari Adventure

Tickets: FREE

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Venue: Westfield North Lakes

Photo credit: Westfield North Lakes/Facebook

Westfield North Lakes transformed an area of the shopping centre into a realistic safari with life-sized animatronic jungle animals, such as lions, apes, and tigers. The animatronic jungle animals at Westfield North Lakes move and roar, just like real animals in the wild.

The safari can be explored at your own leisure or you can join the guided tour that leaves the Centre Court every 20 minutes. This can be a family activity that both the parents and the kids will enjoy. All kids should strictly be under the supervision of parents or guardians.

While waiting, the kids can explore creativity with some free safari craft to fill in the time. Kids can also join the “Colouring In Competition”, a colouring competition that will run until the 1st of October. The kids can pick up a safari themed colouring page in the Australian Geographic store and submit it back on or before the closing date. Five winners will be awarded five $20 gift voucher from Australian Geographic.


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Until Monday, 2 October

IKEA — School Holiday Fun

Tickets: FREE

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Venue: IKEA North Lakes

Photo credit: www.ikea.com

IKEA North Lakes will help celebrate spring with free fun activities for the whole family throughout the school holidays. There will be workshops on how to create spin art, cute critters pencil holders, snow globes, and masks. You can drop in anytime between 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Bookings are not required for most of the activities. However, here are some of the activities that need bookings.

  • Tuesday & Wednesday, 26 & 27 September – Science Experiments with Professor JellyBean
  • Saturday, 30 September & Sunday, 1 October – DIY Macramé Hanger


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Until Monday, 2 October

Family Movies

Tickets: Varies

Time: Varies

Venue: Event Cinemas North Lakes

If you just want to relax with the kids this holiday, a movie will definitely make the whole family happy. The Event Cinemas will screen four family films until Monday, the 2nd of October. Cinebuzz members can also view these films for only $10.


  • Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
  • The LEGO® NINJAGO® Movie
  • The Emoji Movie
  • Rip Tide


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