Big Aussie Swap - Community Event


To celebrate National Recycling Week, Planet Ark is inviting councils and community groups to participate in the Big Aussie Swap by hosting a public Swap Party. This is a unique, nation-wide opportunity for local governments and community groups to show their ongoing commitment to raising the profile of reuse and recycling initiatives.

Environmental Benefits

Swap Parties encourage people to reuse items, which, in turn, reduces the demand for new items. By swapping, rather than buying, a pair of jeans, a resident will save over 6,000 litres of water. Swap Parties are a good way to encourage people to reuse. Events like this, particularly if they achieve a high media profile, introduce a large number of people to the practice of exchanging rather than disposing of items.

Additionally, Swap Parties allow council educators to access an engaged audience in a fun and interactive way, and can be used to promote better recycling or other programs. The Swap Party is an ideal place to run other Council recycling or sustainability activities, or to use existing NRW materials like education posters and quiz posters.

Host A Swap Party

Everything you need to know to host a successful Big Aussie Swap Party for NRW.

Big Aussie Swap Event Resources

A range of adaptable posters, banners and advertisements to promote your swap, along with event signage to assist with directions and displaying swap items at your Swap Party.

Adaptable Text

Text to use in communications to help promote your Big Aussie Swap Party to your residents.

Register Your Swap

To make your events as successful as possible, we've added a search function so that residents can find out what's happening for NRW in their area. Register your Swap Party and any other events so that they will appear for your residents.