The Big Issue is Australia’s longest-standing and most successful social enterprise, celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2016. It is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that develops sustainable solutions to help homeless and disadvantaged people change their lives.
It is best-known for The Big Issue magazine, a fortnightly, independent publication which vendors sell on streets around the country. Vendors buy copies of the magazine for $3.50 and sell them for $7, earning the $3.50 difference from each sale. In the past two decades, more than 6500 men and women have earned $24 million through selling The Big Issue, and many have made remarkable changes in their lives.
Interested in finding out more about The Big Issue? Please visit www.thebigissue.org.au or for more information about becoming a Big Issue Vendor please contact Pip McGregor Vendor Sales and Support Coordinator (Ballarat) on 0429 202 086 or