Giving, Receiving, Swapping or Selling Online

This page contains information about online forums for finding, giving, swapping or selling pre-loved items. (See our pages on Reuse Centres or Community Reuse Initiatives for other opportunities).

Buying and Selling - General

The following websites provide an online forum to buy or sell items (both new and second-hand).  In some cases free items to be given away may also be listed.

  • Gumtree - Advertisements (either to sell, receive or give away items) can be posted on the Gumtree website for free.
  • eBay charges a listing fee as well as a percentage of your sale price. eBay has an international reach so that items can be traded overseas.
  • Tradingpost.com.au is an Australian only website. Charges an upfront fee to list your ad, but comes with a guarantee. Sell it in 4 weeks or your money back.
  • quicksales is a free Australian online auction and shopping site.
  • Oddswop is an independent startup where you can buy and sell or give away items online by uploading and tagging a photo.

Free Stuff - General

These forums allow you to give stuff away for free, or find stuff for free that other people are giving away.

  • FreeCycle Australia - One of the oldest 'free stuff' forums, the Freecycle Network is one of the world's most used free swap networks - made up of many individual local groups. Each local group is moderated by a local volunteer. Membership is free and the FreeCycle movement is not-for-profit.
  • GIVIT
  • Plunder
  • Reuse Moose
  • Tushare
  • Yours2take
  • Ziilch

Book Swapping Online

These forums allow you to swap books online, using a 'points' system and sending books by post.

For more information about swap parties, see the Swap Parties section of our Community Reuse Initiatives page.

Clothes Swapping

The Clothing Exchange holds swaps in Sydney, Melbourne & Canberra.

National Recycling Week lists swaps around the country on the events page. 

Thread Swap is a website that allows you to swap your clothes and accessories online.

For more information about swap parties, see the Swap Parties section of our Community Reuse Initiatives page.

Gift Cards/Vouchers

Do you have unwanted gift card vouchers? Why not sell them for cash or donate them to your preferred charity at Cardlimbo. You can also purchase discounted gift card vouchers, either for yourself or as a gift.