Welcome to the A to Z of Australian Collaborative Consumption!
Welcome to a list I hope will grow and come to life as the Australian collaborative consumption movement does!
The list is up to date as of APRIL 2016 (now in 16th revision!?), so if you are missing or know someone who is, let me know!
Couple of Points:
1. I have tried to be accurate with URL and description, however if I have got something wrong somewhere, do let me know this too! Any mistakes are not intentional…my only intent is to share the love for one of the grooviest and most wonderful new movements to hit Australia in recent years.
2. If you have #collcons business and you want it listed, please leave a comment below. I update the list in rounds and its much easier for me to scan the comments and update from there. And please don’t send me emails saying “You’ve forgotten XYZ business…”- I do my best, but there is a lot of activity around the space. This is a side project for me, not my life’s work.
3. If you happen to have a fantastic or shit time using any of these services, please make sure you give that love or constructive criticism to the site in question. I am just the list provider, not your mum, and as such I accept no responsibility for sending a thank you card or bending their ear on your behalf.
5. As of July 2013, there is also social media included in the list. If you have social and its absent, I apologise. If it was hard to find or I had to dig, it was missed out in the latest update. Please add it below and I shall add it next time!
A City with a Quirk Still in the stages of development and planning, A City with a Quirk is your Melbourne connector for like minded activity. The rumbles are already proving to be promising, so keep this in mind if you are looking for a new and interesting way to take a sneaky peek at Melbourne, local style! Social- Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
While still active, A City with a Quirk has become an online news portal and is no longer a collaborative consumption business.
Originally from the States and now a worldwide phenomenon, AirBnB is probably one of the best known collaborative consumption sites. Here you can find accommodation in people’s own homes and flats all around the world. This is the fun, cheap and interesting way to meet new people as you travel.
Arribaa Getting the locals view of experiences, touristy things and off the beaten track with people power. What a great way to discover a city!
AirTasker is for short tasks from household chores through to office work. Similar to Task Rabbit in the United States. Use it for real life tasks as opposed to online work.
I give you creative copywriting lessons, you might give Polly a night off from the kids and Paulie might get his sofa moved- all in the circular motion of the Local Energy Trading Scheme. LETS gives you the opportunity to give new value to your skills, possessions and ideas so you can trade this “energy” with other people. Think of it as barter for the modern day, but without the direct exchange between two parties and more on a community level. There are specific chapters in different regional and urban areas for LETS.
A groovy new ridesharing app designed to take cars and congestion off the road- and qualify you for the carpool lane.
There are 51 bike stations and 600 bikes situated around the Melbourne CBD run by the Victorian Government to help alleviate congestion, offer a healthy mode of transport and help keep the air clean. You purchase a ticket which entitles you to a bicycle for set periods of time. It is BYO helmet.
This nifty little crowdfunding site allows you to make use of collaborative consumption to create wealth through real estate development. Individuals can help property developers create residential and commercial real estate projects. Funds are accumulated by individual supporters who benefit when a return is made.
Broads Abroad is a travel network being created by, and for, women who love to travel and meet new people. Link up with women around the world, and exchange free accommodation over short visits. Now that sounds a little dandy now, doesn’t it?
Hitting your calendar in the month of Halloween, Sleaze Ball, when rock pigs from all around Australia are out in droves and the NSW Labour Long Weekend is Buy Nothing New Month. Still need a clue? It’s October, baby! This is the month where we consider our purchases carefully- so much so they are off the menu. Buy Nothing New Month is great because you think before you buy that shiny new bauble, you consider whether you do “need” something as opposed to just think you do, and just generally gives us the rest from consumerism our wallets and landfill would like us to have!
ByFork Bring on the happiness of home cooked food through Byfork. You search by location, find a suitable dinner in your area, book it in advance, pick it up and eat some tummy tempting nosh. The difference is you’re eating with home cooks instead of restaurants and helping families reduce food waste through left overs. https://www.facebook.com/byfork https://twitter.com/byforkteam
Site still live but no activity since Jan 2014
Car sharing site with a difference. Instead of having a fleet of dedicated cars parked around the place, people list their own cars so other people in the neighbourhood can use them.
Car Pool One Carpool to work on a regular basis, jump in with someone for the odd trip around your local city or even use Car Pool One as an alternative way to travel to a holiday destination and back again. As the name suggests, its ride sharing with other people. They list their trip and if it matches what you need to do, you hook up.
Catchalift Another car pooling service, Catch a Lift is another way to ride share throughout the country. https://www.facebook.com/catchalift
The Central Coast is just one of the areas of the LETS system, but it is one of the more active and robust around. LETS is a community based non-profit trading system that enables its members to exchange a wide variety of goods and services using little or no cash.
Chefspotting Bring on the home cooked cuisine, the shared plates and the good tummy times! Fresh out of the #collcon oven is Chef Spotting, a local-based social platform dedicated to foodies. ChefSpotting helps connecting passionate cooks with people who dont know or dont have time to cook. You can discover what is being cooked in your area at a specific time, and then order fresh, home-cooked meals directly from local chefs. Your neighbours becomes your favourite take away. Only better, because everything is home-made. Very strong now in Sydney… only a matter of time before it’s tickling tummies everywhere.
Chefspotting ceased to show activity in 2012.
How much crud do you have hanging around in the bottom of your wardrobe that is still in good nick but you have hardly worn or don’t fit into anymore? Clothing Exchange is about meeting up at an event, bringing some of those clothes with you, and swapping it with other people for their stuff. Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra have regular events where you can swap your wardrobe.
Learn how to grow food, manage pests and weeds, compost and generally become more sustainable with your food through producing food at a community level. The Community Garden movement is taking shape through formalised local council projects, private initiatives and movements such as Transition. The aim? Bring people together to grow things together that they can eat, enjoy and share.
Coseats is another ridesharing service. You can share your ride with travellers, backpackers and commuters in Australia. Took me a while to add them as they’d left a comment on a main page as opposed to the directory post so they were included with all the spam comments.
Similar to AirBnB, here is your collaborative consumption accommodation portal. Pitched more at the youthful set in its media and not as big as AirBnB as yet, but it’s growing!
I seriously can’t keep up- luckily The Fetch are.
Fashion forward, label lovers rejoice- you can now enjoy the collaborative consumption movement, too! Dressed Up brings together top Australian fashion labels and lets you rent from a virtual wardrobe. Never be caught in the same party dress twice with Dressed Up!
Certainly not a new concept in cities like Sydney and Melbourne, Divvy is a formalised platform where you can find car spaces (short term and long term) to park in at home and work. People who have garages, car spaces, front lawn space and so on can set time and availability and people who need parks can choose a space based on that availability and price.
Car sharing is nothing new to Australia- but this is a whole new level. You Joe Six Pack can rent out your vehicle to someone else! From buzz boxes for around town jobs through to ultimate drive dream machines, Drive My Car is about bringing together owners of vehicles who want a bit of driver down time dosh and non-car owners together.
Ever been in a city for business and felt like a Nigel eating alone or wanted to check out the latest fugu restaurant and found your friends not interested? It’s all good- now you can use Eat With Me. As the name suggests, it’s about sharing a meal with someone else, but with the usual collaborative consumption twist- you could be breaking bread at a cafe with people you don’t know, holding a dinner party for complete strangers in your living room or cooking up a storm with the whole neighbourhood. If its food and you want to share it, Eat With Me can help.
ExpertLocal eXpertLocal is an online marketplace where you can offer, discover and book local experiences with other like-minded people who share a similar passion, talent or hobby with you. You can either participate in an experience or actually Host an experience! Experiences can be anything ranging from cooking and outdoor activities to meditation and shopping. https://www.facebook.com/Expertlocal https://twitter.com/expertlocal
Be still my crazy dog lady heart! Anything that combines doing awesome things for dogs with collaborative consumption is a win in my eyes. Luckily, Australian collaborative consumption business Fetcher does just that. Walking, feeding and minding are all available.
Find a Carpark have been around since 2005 and connect people who have spare parking spots to people who need them. People can earn money from their unused parking spot whilst the user can save money as they are usually better value than traditional car parks.
FindAUniform Everyone knows kids grow like weeds, so it’s nice to see Find a Uniform has been invented. You can find a place to look for all kinds of school, sporting and activity uniforms. The aim is to create a national database where no matter what your munchkins are into, they can find a uniform to suit. https://twitter.com/findauniform/ https://www.facebook.com/FindAUniform
Hot desk spots in Ultimo and Darlinghurst for Entrepreneurs, Fishburners provide wireless broadband internet, a dedicated desk, chair, printing services, a bookable boardroom, breakout room and more for a membership. Part workspace, part community, Fishburners connects those who are striking out with their start up in Sydney.
Another car sharing option from a company with a fleet, over 100 Flexicars live on city streets across 30 Melbourne suburbs (and three in Sydney). Powered by Hertz, Flexicar promises to be BIG in future.
Food Orbit Chef, meet farmer. Farmer, meet chef. Bringing together the people who grow the food with the cafes and restaurants that need the fresh stuff the most is Food Orbit. It works on a commercial scale because farmers who want to grow organic, local, seasonal and decent quality produce have a body that is taking their stock and popping it into the burgeoning Sydney (and I assume elsewhere in later stages) food scenes. With plans to include caterers and hotels down the line, this could get very spunky indeed. https://www.facebook.com/FoodOrbit https://twitter.com/FoodOrbit
Freally Freally is a place for you to find free stuff that other people are giving away. It’s aim is to encourage recycling and reuse.
No activity for several months.
Instead of putting it into landfill, you have the option to use Freecycle to list what you want to give away and have others pick it up. Appears to be powered by Yahoo Groups in Australia and isn’t a dedicated site as such.
This is a global, not just specifically Australian event. On September 15, people hand out their own money to complete strangers (two coins/notes at a time) asking the recipients to pass half on to someone else.
Free Treasure Arg-harrr me hearties! You can find them there free stuff hiding in the cupboards and sheds of Australia afore it hits the kerb. Free Treasure is an online community designed for the recycling of miscellaneous household items, from furniture to white goods and even electronics. Only new.
No activity since July 2013
Think of Friends with Things as a cyber pin board where people can take the old fashioned tradition of pinning up notes at the community centre to a new, online era. The idea? Connect with your neighbours and borrow things from them or share things with them. Share skills, expertise, local knowledge and more. It’s free.
The Garage Sale Trail is a yearly event where you can register your home, workplace, shop, creative workshop, community place- pretty much anywhere really- to sell along the Garage Sale Trail. People then march along the published trail in their neighbourhood and get some goodies. It’s also about bringing people down together to get to know each other as part of the trail, reducing landfill through resale, de-cluttering and just having fun.
Garment Exchange Nifty little idea using the humble clothes swap in a more organised fashion. The garment Exchange team help you hold a clothes swap to benefit not just decluttering and your wardrobe, but also to give proceeds to local schools and community groups. Left overs are also given to charity. Nice one, fashionistas! https://www.facebook.com/GarmentExchange http://instagram.com/garmentexchange
Diverting to an accountancy site. Assume dead.
Givit is a bloody awesome idea. Simply, charities put out a list of what they need in a particular local area and if you have it, you can Givit! This helps the groups and people who spend their time and money helping people track down the things they need more efficiently- and it helps us find those places when we have something we’d like to see go to a person or place in need!
This is a global one day event as opposed to being an Australian collaborative consumption business, but it fits. It’s a day to encourage sharing.
GreenShareCar is a membership based service that offers members the option of renting cars by the hour or day under car sharing. GreenCarShare is in Sydney and Melbourne and GreenShareCar is currently waiting on Council approval from the City of Brisbane and other capitals and major regional centres including Canberra, Perth, Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Gold Coast, Cairns, Newcastle and Fremantle.
A membership driven car sharing service, you book your GoGet car online or by phone for as little as an hour (or longer). Then, take a short walk to the car, use a special swipe card, jump in, drive and bring it back to the same spot. GoGet car spaces are designated throughout Sydney, Melbourne and have started appearing in Adelaide and Brisbane.
Gomi Spunky little phone App that allows you to photograph the treasure on the side of the street and upload it so others who may be seeking it can find it. It’s hard rubbish, kerb scavenging tech at it’s cleverest. Just wish they’d hurry up and build the Android version! Currently servicing iPhone owners only. https://twitter.com/gomi_co
No activity for several months.
GreatSpaceInc Great Space Inc is about sharing spaces and renting spaces from other people when you travel as opposed to staying in hotels. https://www.facebook.com/Greatspace https://twitter.com/greatspaceinc
Hive Rides Hive is a ridesharing service that helps facilitate carpooling within organisations. Or so said the comment left on this page. https://www.facebook.com/hiverides https://twitter.com/hiverides/
Home/Work Homework is a coworking place for the business nomad or virtual employee on Oxford st, Darlinghurst. Is part of the City of Sydney reduced rent programme for city revival. has a bookable meeting space and is very central and affordable. https://twitter.com/Homework66
Hop Runners A Brisbane based collaborative consumption business, Hop Runners is for getting your chores and household tasks done by other people in your community.
No longer active as of July 2013.
A worldwide site, Hospitality Club is about bringing together travellers with volunteer tour guides, tourist advisors and more. Driven by message boards, seems a lot more popular overseas.
With the insane rise of co-working in Australia, it was bound to happen that someone would build a dedicated marketplace for showing us exactly where we could hot desk or share office space. That is what Hot Desk is- you can list left over space you may have in the office, or you can find a place to rent a desk in all kinds of spaces and places. This is matching the needs of businesses and individuals who need to make better use of rented office space across all kinds of things- from sublets to studios, co-working and boardroom sharing. and beyond.
Same as below only in Adelaide. Opened in 2013.
Hub Melbourne is a professional member community that drives innovation through collaboration. They host co-working spaces, events, special experiences and generally have a lot of collaborative kind of people popping in and out for a desk or a chat.
Hub Sydney is a community that drives innovation through collaboration. Part of the same network that brought you Hub Melbourne, Hub Sydney’s space is open as of May 2013.
Stay up with all the Hub openings via http://hubaustralia.com/
How many times have you wanted to go to Splendour in the Grass or Woodford and not known how to get there? Or surfing and wining in Margaret River? Now you can through getting a lift with the Jayride community! Travel A to B by carpool, rideshare, bus, shuttle, relocation cars and more. Unique, cheap and fun transport in Australia. Find a ride or share your own.
Jolly Harvest Need people to harvest your fruit trees and crops? You can use Jolly Harvest to have a volunteer harvest for you- with an equal 1/3 going to the tree owner, the volunteer and a homeless shelter to feed people in need.
Make a microfinance loan of $25 or more and give someone somewhere the opportunity to make a living and reduce their poverty. Think of it as collaborating as a financer to someone else’s dream, a dream you get to choose to help. It’s not like you won’t see the money again either. 98% of the loans return back, which you can choose to invest in another idea or withdraw.
KodoCity Appears to be an online classifieds however the description is a little too lean for me to be able to make too much out of it. You list things with where you are and a price and people…well…I guess they buy it from you. I am not entirely sure.
Landshare Sharing patches of dirt to grow yummy scrummy food and herbs whilst also offering advice and a community. If you have some spare land and/or you want to grow something, or you want to lend a hand and a bit of growing knowledge this is the place for you! https://twitter.com/LandshareOz
Time to get rid of the banks and try to help each other out. Lending Hub is all about Social Lending (also known as person-to-person, Peer to Peer or P2P lending) – where individuals can borrow or lend money to each other through Lending Hub’s platform.
Lift Surfer LiftSurfer is a rideshare community connecting like-minded travellers in Canada, the USA and now Australia. This is not a carpooling site for sharing your miserable daily commute across suburbia. It is a site for the cross country adventurer. Locongo Locongo is the simplest way for ordinary people, tour providers & businesses to accept bookings for local experiences. Book anything from a local surfing lesson to a tour of the Opera House. Its tours by people, for people!
MamaBake is about batch cooking with your mates so you aren’t tied to the stove every night. It’s about people playing to their strengths in the kitchen and matching those strengths with their friends in order to create kids lunches, nice dinners, desserts and free time every day for other things that matter.
Matewire Think of this as activity dating or like minded friendship forming on your mobile. Matewire makes it easy for you to connect with like-minded people based on what you enjoy doing via an Android App. Simply browse for what’s around you, pick something you like, and join in! https://www.facebook.com/Matewire
Site down, no social activity for months.
If you have something and you want to move it to somewhere else, you need MeeMeep. Born out of seeing how much space was available in cars in a traffic jam, MeeMeep is about making the use of the space in your car, bicycle or bag to transport something for someone else for a set fee.
mmMule Anyone who has ever been to England and suffered from Tim Tam withdrawal or is English and couldn’t get a regular stash of Marmite will love mmMule. Basically, you put up what you are hankering for and someone else who is travelling from the country that has it to where you are can bring it in exchange for being shown around or some kind of special barter treat. mmMule also has AngelMule which carries medical supplies to people who need them the most. https://www.facebook.com/mmMuledotcom https://twitter.com/mmMule_com
My Home Harvest (formerly Swap Shuffle Share)
Connecting food gardeners around Australia to swap shuffle and share the backyard bounty of food, knowledge, inspiration and ideas.
This is a sassy little idea and one which will help cash strapped Gen Y and Millennials manage to afford their own home one day. Get paid to be a reliable house-sitter. Choose from gigs with or without pets. You can list your own home for sitting so its safe while you’re away. Awesome!
Occasional Bulter New kid on the block Occasional Butler connects you with people who can help get all types of small jobs done around the home or office. Need a wall painted? Help with moving? Windows cleaned? Repairs? Personal shopping? Butlers are people in your community looking to turn their spare time into spare cash by helping you. https://twitter.com/OccButler https://www.facebook.com/OccasionalButler http://pinterest.com/obutler/
OpenIDEO is an open innovation platform that uses the skills of creative thinkers in design, web and the online world to solve challenges.
Open Shed is about sharing stuff- basically people list what they own on the site that other members of the community can rent for a set period of time for a set fee. From tools, exercise equipment, kid’s toys, books, party keg’s and dress up costumes, Aussies are digging this whole peek into your neighbour’s cupboards, yards and sheds to rent as opposed to buy.
OzRecycle is the place where you can get and give free stuff that is no longer needed by its owner. Here you can give, get and save- and help reduce landfill.
Rent out your car spare space or find one to rent for casual parking and for regular parking situations. It has an App that allows you to find local spaces when you’re off doing stuff in a district and don’t want to get a parking fine. Take that, parking inspectors!
Is an online car parking marketplace where people can rent out their unused driveway or garage. The big benefit of shared parking? No more council fines!
PetCloud is Australia’s most trusted online community of home based Pet Sitters. It’s free to join and every booking is covered with our insurance and pet photo updates are free. We’ve partnered with the RSPCA across most States to support all our Sitters with the highest standard of Animal Care training too. Our Sitters can look after your pet in your home or theirs, however if they stay at yours all are 100% background checked.
PetHomeStay is Airbnb for Pets. You can hire out your backyard or spot by the fire, or simply volunteer your time to look after someone elses pet. Pet owners can search for all Hosts and Services near them, and click through to arrange some pet homestays! They are just starting out in Melbourne but all of Australia can register their HomeStays or Pets.
An Australian first website with the aim to connect people who have short-term or ‘pop-up’ spaces to rent with those who are looking for a pop-up space to temporarily rent. It’s about making better use of commercial spaces under pop-up campaigns, trialling workspaces and brand adoption, co-sharing and more.
Under the crowd funding model, Pozible gives you the opportunity to “collaborate” on someone else’s project by funding it. Started in 2009 to service Australia and New Zealand, Pozible introduced global currency support in 2012.
Tim from Property Collectives shot an email through after seeing the original A to Z saying “I help groups of friends and family invest in property together by sharing their money, time, skills and knowledge- check out our site”. This is all about giving you flexible options when it comes to sharing property ventures, which, considering how Sydney and Melbourne are as about as affordable as a the 911 GT1 Straßenversion*, this could very well be music to a lot of our ears!
*Ok maybe not THAT bad but it still sucks like an Electrolux.
Located in Surry Hills, Protein One is a hot desk site that offers weekly, daily and ‘panic’ solutions. Home to the guys from The Loop http://www.theloop.com.au/ this is a great place to meet freelancers whilst you work.
Pygg Pygg is a peer-to-peer payment platform. We make payments between peers instant, free and fun. For those times when splitting the bill over coffee, lunch or dinner or for when you’re paying for your collcon transaction Pygg them the funds.
Pygg appears to have turned into a school payment gateway, hence removal.
Quiverizer Quiverizer is a surfboard swapping website. You can upload your boards on the site, and find other surfboards you would like to swap it for.
Bgurk! This is not a cute name for a concept, it is actually what it says- you get to try keeping chooks without having to commit to having them permanently. Like a try-before-you-buy option, what happens is you buy the Eco-Coop package outright (a chicken coop, 2 hens, feeder, waterer, food and straw) but have 6 weeks to decide if keeping chooks is right for you, your lifestyle, your garden etc.
Sydney’s Reverse Garbage is probably the first big move towards formalised sustainable collaborative consumption. Long story short but… you bring things to RG to donate, they sell it to pay wages and overheads, and other people buy it and turn it into awesome. It is a great place for art-workers, teachers, people needing furniture, building Mardi Gras floats, renovation, fabric and all kinds of nifty things.
Growing your own fresh fruit and veggies and finding you have excess? Or are you looking for a way to buy food from somewhere other than the supermarket? Then you need Ripe Near Me. it’s a fresh produce site basically where you can buy, sell and swap tasty fresh fruit and veg.
Roomz Roomz seems to be the solution you need if you are not renting from a real estate agent. It gives a person with a room to rent in a house a place to list it, collects the rent, holds the bond and does the paperwork. And you can check out profiles on people prior to working out who you’ll live with. https://www.facebook.com/livebettertogether https://twitter.com/room_us
Secondhand Christmas Challenge Promoting a low-carbon Christmas, we help you find ways to upcycle and repurpose items or find pre-loved and handmade items to give at Christmas. Nice!
In their own words, Seed Savers “We supply promotional and educational material on seed saving; we coordinate Local Seed Networks in Australia; we train on establishing seed networks; we make ourselves available to speak at conferences and meetings on issues around biodiversity and community conservation of useful plants and we write and make video clips and films on food and food plant diversity issues.”
Sharehood The Sharehood is about sharing objects and tasks across the neighbourhood. From books to dog walkers, house sitting to hammocks, Sharehood is about trading what you want with those around you.
A carpool and ride sharing service. Operates in Australia, Canada, Germany, USA, France, Netherlands, Denmark, Austria, Sweden and the UK.
Another task based site, Sidekicker allows individuals & businesses to outsource small jobs and errands to their network of on-demand, prescreened and trusted Sidekicks. Currently in beta. Melbourne based.
Whether you are struggling to fit what you own into the space you have, or you’re looking around at empty rooms and shed, Space Out could be the solution for you. Basically, if you have some kind of spare storage space you can rent it out to someone else. Spaces include extra garages, storage for gear, art rooms, band gear rooms and more.
Stoways Borrow space form your neighbour to store items in Sydney. Currently the website is being redone.
Streetbank allows you to see all that your neighbours are giving away or lending. It is a giant attic, garden shed, toolkit, fancy dress chest, library and DVD collection for you and anyone living within 1km of your home. Streetbank is originally a UK site who have launched in Australia only recently.
Streetcorner Bring the local Sydney news to life- add your own! A user generated content site, you collaborate with other members of Streetcorner to add the stories that matter to you, events in the local area, opinion pieces, classifieds and a whole lot more.
As the name suggests, Swap is a marketplace for swapping with people around the world. Once you see something you want, send a message to work out the details of your swap. Offer up an item, or sweeten the deal with multiple items. When you’re ready, meet up locally or mail your stuff.
Shop and Swap for Baby You can swap your unwanted baby items for credits which you can then use to purchase new or gently worn “high quality” kids items. SwapitBaby SwapItBaby is an online community for swapping baby and kids’ clothes, toys, gear and everything else. Runs on alternative currency.
SwapShuffleShare – RENAMED TO MY HOME HARVEST Connecting food gardeners around Australia to swap shuffle and share the backyard bounty of food, knowledge, inspiration and ideas.
Task Box TaskBox is an online community marketplace that connects people to get stuff done. Post short or long term tasks and other people bid on doing that task for you.
TaskRunners TaskRunners is about lightening the load through sharing the labour. We want everyone to be able to recapture their free time through helping each other to get your tasks done. You can choose to offer cash in exchange for a task you need doing or you can use one of the oldest payment methods in the world by choosing to barter your skills for the skills of another member through in-kind!
The idea of Temp Swap is temporary swapping homes to minimise commuting. As more and more people move out of Sydney to the Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Wollongong, this could have some serious legs in the future.
Go get your freecycle on kids- Trash Nothing is here. Use online groups and mobile Apps to find what is in your local area that you’d like to reuse, recycle, repurpose and remove from landfill.
TuShare Got things you don’t want to use any more? Tu Share gives you the ability to share small things Australia wide. List your clothes, toys, books, household appliances and more and find them a new home.
Vintage BoardRoom A hire place for vintage surfboards. Looks brand spanking new, so let’s see where it goes, shall we? Bondi, NSW.
Water Street Studio Hot desk service in sunny Brisbane. Water Street Studio is a new concept in Brisbane for those looking for a desk of their own away from home, without paying for long term leases or high-priced serviced offices.
WeTeachMe is an online social community of everyday people who teach their passions and are interested in learning new things. Whether you are passionate about a particular topic and have some wisdom to impart or you make a living out of teaching, We Teach Me is a great marketplace for learning. Very Melbourne centric but is growing- you can help them grow by listing a course!
WhatSpace In Marrickville in Sydney, WhatSpace is the place to work for freelancers, start-ups, creative professionals and for hosting events.
Yepgot Get what you need, when you need it! –> Share[rent] out your things for a fee per day and borrow from others- ie Textbooks, lawnmowers, trailers, party gear.. Basically Yepgot ~ ebay, BUT! Instead of buying/selling we let you share[rent] household items.
No activity since April 2013.
Yohkoe is something I think will make a damn big splash in the clothing market. What you have is Etsy style shop front situations plus a fashion marketplace coming together with the added value of pop-up shop support. It may sound ambitious popping so many hats on the one head, but this could put creative fashion makers and costume builders direct to public with an added bit of vintage resale and pop up retail mixed in. Watch it closely. It could be rather cool.
Yoink Yoink is about giving away stuff you don’t want and getting stuff others are giving up in your local area.
Ziilch is a user-friendly, re-use and recycling website that allows you to give away items you no longer need and find free stuff. Including the occasional free house. Outstanding!
Zookal is a textbook marketplace. Students can come to buy and rent textbooks. Students can also make money through Zookal by selling their old books to the platform. Also includes study notes and other study materials. This Aussie startup has gone global. I believe the secret lies in having a monkey for their mascot.
With the market growing and grow your own revolution in full tilt, we all need a patch of dirt to grow our food on. That’s where 3000acres comes in. Unlock vacant community garden and growing land in Melbourne with a few simple clicks. Yay!