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