About us

Welcome to BrisLETS

BrisLETS (Brisbane Local Energy Trading System) is an alternative monetary system where members trade their goods and services using units rather than traditional dollars. It is a system that recognises the flow of economic energy rather than the accumulation of wealth.

Alison, Pam, Jeni and Marg

Alison, Pam, Jeni and Marg

Through BrisLETS you will also meet friendly, generous, caring people who value trading locally in just about anything.

So join BrisLETS today! It’s time you banked with  you!

For more information, go to Join BrisLETS.

Members, log into your BrisLETS account.

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12 thoughts on “About us

  1. I cannot find any LETS scheme in New Zealand. If you know of any projects, please let me know as I’m interested in starting up a centre. (I’m in Browns Bay on the North Shore of Auckland.) Any tips and advice on how to go about it would be very welcome. Thanks.

    • Anna St Clair: there are many systems in NZ at http://www.community-exchange.org
      BOPE Bay of Plenty Community Exchange North Island
      EAST Eastland Alternative System of Trade New Zealand
      GBNZ Golden Bay HANDS
      HBCE Hawkes Bay Community Exchange
      IBES Invercargill Barter & Exchange Systems
      KCEE Karamea Community Energy Exchange West Coast
      KOHA Kudos Organisation of Hamilton North Island
      MTFA Mana Tree Fund Aotearoa
      MATE Murihiku Alternative Trading & Exchange System
      TWIN Nelson Complementary Currency Nelson
      REDZ NZ Red Hat Exchange
      PEGX Pegasus Exchange Canterbury
      WAKA Queenstown Wakatipu Exchange Network Otago
      REBS River Exchange & Barter System
      TSAC Tapawera Share and Care Scheme Nelson
      TSCT Taranaki Sustainable Communities Trust
      MOSS Tasman Area Local Exchange Network and Trading System
      TGDE Thames Green Dollar Exchange
      TATS Timaru Alternative Trading System Inc.
      UHGD Upper Hutt Green Dollars North Island
      WAIS Wairarapa Green Dollar Exchange Inc
      WTBK Wairarapa Timebank
      WING Wairau Inter-Trading Green System Inc
      WEBS Wanaka Exchange & Barter System Otago
      WGDE Warkworth/Wellsford Green Dollars Exchange North Island
      WELL Wellington Independent Trading System
      WNNZ Wellington North, New Zealand
      WEST West Coast Employment Swap & Trade
      WERC Whangaroa Economic Resources Community System
      some of these are inactive some are active

    • HI Anna. There used to be one connected with the People’s Centre in Auckland City but I don’t know if it is still there. I used to be the coordinator in the 90’s. It was called the “green dollar exchange”. Hope this helps.

  2. We want to:
    – write a guide
    – make the biggest most amazing book ever
    – with the earnings buy you one trip every year

    The book is in process:

    Can you help us to write it? It’s more like the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy but in the area of accelerating a bit of cash into a megasharing network of people. In this way we transformed the energy accelerating enough interet to get a trip for 2 includding Eurail pass for 90 days in Europe… I just used 11.3 grams (the Australian 20 cents coin). All is explained in the guide following useful videos, questions to ask yourself and the explanation of what we did in each step.




    • LFT would appear to be the antithesis of LETS – whereas LETS is all about faIr trading, in which each side benefits equally, LFT seems to be all about getting something for nothing by unconscionable usurious trading.

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