What is a #Pinkbox Dignity Vending Machine?

The #Pinkbox Dignity Vending Machine is a vending machine that dispenses FREE packs of six tampons and two pads to those in need. Share the Dignity supply the period products in the vending machine, install the machine and keep it supplied with free products with the help of our incredible volunteers.

Please note, due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, some Dignity Vending Machines are not accessible. We have updated our map to show only the open vending machines. We will be continually updating this map to show the most up to date information.

Share the Dignity is proud to place #Pinkbox Dignity Vending Machines in areas where those in need will need them most. We believe that access to pads and tampons is a right, not a privilege and that no one should ever have to choose between eating and taking control of their period. At Share the Dignity we are passionate about empowering people to live a life of dignity and safety. To ensure access to pads and tampons to the most vulnerable, we’re installing Dignity Vending Machines in public toilets, charities, homeless hubs, domestic violence refuges, community centres, hospitals, Aboriginal health services and schools across Australia. We’ve selected locations where they are needed most. Each #Pinkbox Dignity Vending Machine is programmed with a delivery delay of 10 minutes (or three minutes in schools) to ensure that no period packs are wasted.

Inspiration for our Dignity Vending Machines

We were shocked to hear that people were using rolled up toilet paper and hand towels to manage their periods. We couldn't believe that school children in remote areas are opting to miss school rather than risk humiliation because they can’t afford pads and tampons. The state of homelessness and poverty in Australia is shocking. We acted. We created the #Pinkbox.

Where are the #Pinkbox Dignity Vending Machines

Share the Dignity is installing #Pinkbox Dignity Vending Machines in areas where those experiencing hardship can easily and simply access them right across Australia in:

  • Public toilets
  • Charities
  • Homeless hubs
  • Domestic violence refuges
  • Community centres
  • Hospitals
  • Aboriginal health services
  • Schools

By installing these free Dignity Vending Machines, those experiencing period poverty can access pads and tampons and manage their period without asking for help.