Host Your Own Swap Party

Happy clothes swapper at a Big Aussie Swap © Zo Zhou

Host your own swap! Get a group of friends or your club together to swap clothes, books and more. Our step-by-step guide and downloadable resources make it easy!

How do I host a Swap Party?

For a quick overview of the swap party concpet, check out our 'Swap Party Guide' video, featuring Melissa Doyle.

We've provided two versions of a 'How-To Guide' explaining how to host a Swap Party:

Councils - Register your Swap!

If you're a council hosting a public Swap Party, register it to make it easier for people to find you! Simply use your Recyling Near You login. 

Signs to use on the day (for anyone to use)

Check out our event resources page, including an adaptable invitation, event signage and swap tokens. You can use these even if you are not a council. 

How did others do it?

Check out the case studies for how a preschool in Sydney and a local community in Perth had fun running their own Swap Parties.

  • Swap Party Case Study Perth ( 442kb pdf file)
    The Clothes Swap was held for women in Karrinyup, Perth. They all had a great time, raised over $500 for charity and are looking forward to the next event.
  • Swap Party Case Study Point Preschool ( 234kb pdf file)
    The Point Preschool, Oyster Bay NSW held a Swap Party to celebrate National Recycling Week 2008. The Swap Party was so successful it's become part of their regular activities.

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