Become a Big Issue vendor

Sell The Big Issue.
Earn money today.

Selling The Big Issue is a great way to make a positive change in your life.

Whether you are homeless, disabled, experiencing long-term unemployment or just want to earn a bit of extra income – get in touch with us and we can help you get started right away.

The hours are flexible and for every magazine you sell, you get to keep $4.50.



  • Start earning $$$ straight away.
  • Choose your own hours and days
  • You don’t need anything to get started


Mark (SA)

"It’s the best thing I ever did. I was destitute, homeless, struggling with drinking. It gives you a lot more than money. The Big Issue made me feel confident enough to believe in myself...Besides the financial help, which is important, it’s a sense of purpose, having a job to do and having the responsibility of being a good member of society."





Lionel (NSW)

"Support yourself with a bit of extra cash, keep active and get out of the house. Vendors also get a lot of support. That’s why I love working for The Big Issue, they help us anyway they can."





Cheryl (VIC)

"The best part of The Big Issue is gaining self-confidence, and you get to meet new people and work your own hours. To me it’s not just a job, it’s a family. We all support each other."





Get in touch

We welcome new magazine vendors at any time. There are no barriers to work.

Contact us today over email, or call or visit your local vendor support office:


Vendor Support

Donkey Wheel House
Ground Floor, 673 Bourke Street
(enter via Godfrey Street)
Melbourne VIC 3000
Ph: (03) 9602 7600

Australian Capital Territory

The Big Issue

Woden Community Service
26 Corinna St
Woden ACT 2606
Phone: (02) 6181 2801
or 0448 476 184

New South Wales

The Big Issue

125-127 Little Eveleigh St
Redfern, NSW 2016
Phone: (02) 8332 7200
Fax: (02) 9310 5261


The Big Issue

St Andrews Church
Cnr Creek and Ann Streets
(enter from Creek St)
Brisbane QLD 4000
Phone: (07) 3221 3513

South Australia

The Big Issue

237 North Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000
Phone: (08) 8359 3450

Western Australia

The Big Issue

249 Hay Street
East Perth 6004
Phone: (08) 9225 7792