About

The Big Issue magazine is a fortnightly, independent magazine that is sold on the streets by homeless, marginalised and disadvantaged people.

Vendors buy copies of the magazine for $3 and sell them for $6, earning the difference. The magazine is available in both print and digital versions from vendors. We also sell subscriptions to the magazine, providing jobs for homeless and disadvantaged women through our Women's Subscription Enterprise.

Edited by Walkley Award-winning journalist and author Alan Attwood, the magazine covers arts, entertainment, current affairs, lifestyle, news and opinion.

The Big Issue is timely and topical and loved by readers for its distinctive brand of irreverence. Since its inception in Australia in 1996, more than nine million magazines have been sold, with $19 million going into the pockets of Australia's homeless, marginalised and disadvantaged.

The Big Issue Magazines

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As a vendor of The Big Issue magazine, you buy magazines for $3 each and sell them for $6 each, which puts cash in your pocket to help make ends meet. To find out more or to refer someone, please contact the vendor support team in your local state.

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