I really like what The Big Issue is doing to raise awareness. It is not just a job, there are so many other social aspects to it.

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25 July 2019


I tell everyone “have a nice day” because if I say it to one person, I have to say it to everyone so that no-one feels left out!

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9 July 2019

Peter T

Tough times. I found a Big Issue vendor on the street and asked, ‘What do I do to get involved? I need some cash.’ This was nine years ago.

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27 June 2019


I’ve enjoyed my time as a vendor because it gives you the freedom to be able to make your own decisions.

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13 June 2019


In my spare time I watch the AFL. I’ve been a Melbourne supporter since I was a little girl. My grandfather played for Melbourne.

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30 May 2019


Marg works in The Big Issue Women’s Subscription Enterprise in Melbourne.

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15 May 2019


On my first day I thought I would only last three months, because that’s as long as the magazine would last, but here we are after 20 years.

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1 May 2019


I want to settle down and have kids – meet the right person and start a family. I’ve also never been on a plane; I want to go interstate or overseas.

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10 April 2019


There’ve been tough times in my life, but I’m so grateful for the good things I have now – people who love me, gorgeous grandkids and a job I love.

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3 April 2019


Joining The Big Issue is the best thing I ever did. I love having chats with people and I have built up some regular customers.

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22 March 2019

be a vendor

As a vendor of The Big Issue magazine, you buy magazines for $4.50 each and sell them for $9 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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