A well-known Australian favourite, The Big Issue magazine guarantees topical articles and stories covering current affairs, the arts, lifestyle, entertainment and news and opinion. More importantly, the publication is wholly dedicated to supporting and creating job opportunities for homeless, marginalised and disadvantaged people. The focus is on helping people to help themselves. Street sales support people who buy copies of the magazine at cost in order that they can sell them to earn a profit. Subscriptions are packed and filled by disadvantaged women in a safe, secure environment, providing them with an income as well as access to training, mentoring and support. Sales of The Big Issue since its inception in 1996 have put $32 million in the pockets of homeless, marginalised and disadvantaged Australians. With your help this can continue.
From the publisher
A subscription to The Big Issue - a fortnightly magazine - costs less than $4 a week and you will provide homeless and disadvantaged women with paid work in a safe, secure and rewarding environment. Every 100 subscriptions sold helps employ one woman who will personally pack and sort magazines ready to be delivered every fortnight.
CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF THE BIG ISSUE
In 2021 The Big Issue will celebrate 25 years, marking the quarter-century milestone with a very special bumper birthday magazine edition featuring stories from our vendors, customers, partners, contributors and more. From our humble beginnings on the steps of Flinders Street Station till now, we reflect on our history, our people and our community, celebrating 25 years of doing what we do best – helping people help themselves.
The Big Issue magazine was launched in Melbourne in 1996 and has since expanded to six states and territories with hundreds of vendors proudly donning the iconic Big Issue fluoro vest every day. Since its first edition, more than 7000 vendors have sold 13 million copies of the magazine, to a significant readership of over 250,000 people per year - putting $32 million into the pockets of those living on the margins.
We’re inviting you to celebrate this moment with us by visiting a vendor, purchasing a commemorative 25th magazine and jumping online to watch our 25 Years Big video. Thank you for your support!
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Your subscription will begin with the next available issue and in most cases, your magazine will be in your hands before it goes on sale in the shops! Due to publishing cycles and potential delays with Australia Post, please allow up to 4-7 weeks for your first delivery to arrive.
The Big Issue is published by Big Issue in Australia Limited who handle delivery and stipulate the lead time shown above.