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The Big Issue

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The Big Issue Australia is the country's longest standing social enterprise. The Big Issue develops sustainable and creative solutions to homelessness; providing opportunities for people to positively change their lives.

The Big Issue magazine is a fortnightly, independent publication that is sold on the streets by people who are homeless, marginalised or experiencing disadvantage.

Vendors purchase copies of the magazine for $4.50 and sell them on the streets for $9.00, earning the difference. As well as earning a regular income, vendors build their confidence and capacity to help themselves.

WCS & The Big Issue

WCS manages the ACT operations of The Big Issue. We distribute magazines and provide support, training and materials to vendors. This support extends to assistance with tackling housing, health, training or employment problems.

If you are interested in becoming a Vendor, click here

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Want to know more?

For more information about The Big Issue in ACT, please contact (02) 6181 2801 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Acknowledgement of Country

"Woden Community Service acknowledges the Ngunnawal people as the traditional owners and custodians of this land and their continuing connection to land and community. We also acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who have come from other nations to live on Ngunnawal land. We pay our respects to their cultures, ancestors and Elders past, present and future."