Better Than Barter

A community where we exchange goods and services using mutual credit

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BrisLETS Vision Statement

The BrisLETS Community Exchange Incorporated Association  facilitates increasing members’ quality of life and material circumstances, through trading their life experience, goods, and services, to meet other members’ needs.

We aim to create a safe, inclusive, and diverse community of individuals, businesses, and groups, using the Australian Community Exchange Server, and units, as an alternative currency to dollars.

PRINCIPLES

  • Everyone of all abilities, in all seasons of life, can contribute to society, using LETS.
  • Community is more important than commerce.
  • BrisLETS builds community by fostering shared values and processes.
  • LETS units enable people to trade goods and services for mutual benefit, without the artificial constraints of national currencies.
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Click here: https://mobi.communityexchange.net.au or https://m.communityexchange.net.au

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Our new Facebook page is called Brislets Community Exchange Inc.

The private group is Brislets Members Forum Brislets Members Forum where members can raise and discuss issues in private.

The public group is BrisLETS Trading – Offers & Wants

Our Next Event

May Trading Day, 3rd Sunday 15th, 1-4pm

BLCE1335 Michael & Isabelle are hosting a social and trading day at their lovely Yeronga house. Please bring items or skills to trade, a plate to share in a lovely social atmosphere and ideas you would like to be raised to increase BrisLETS's value. It was a great...

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Marg’s Trading Day in March 2022

It was wonderful to meet new members and members who haven't been able to attend for awhile. Lots of very happy feet who received healing and some great dress fitting, plants swapped. Thank you Marg for providing space to do some more recording interviews and Michael...

Thank you Michael and members

We have uploaded the interviews Michael kindly did at the February Trading Day. We hope to use these videos to make promotions for BrisLETS. It was lovely to see all the activity on the day!

Our hearts go out to all who have lost loved ones, homes and                businesses during these floods and experiencing PSTD from the previous floods.

LETS has the ability for you to use your time, energy, skills and knowledge to earn units like you would cash, and spend your units like you would cash, to meet your needs, without cash! You keep track on the CES server.

By connecting with a caring community to meet every day needs even ones considered luxury, that allows you to contribute in a way you can, by helping others,  increases your overall health and sense of belonging.

Trading is the energy driving LETS – not the hoarding of units, so that is why going into debt when you join is equally encouraged because quite often when you join, what you badly need is blocking your ability to focus on anything else. There is always opportunities to earn units in LETS – it might be online services, hands on services, goods that no longer serve you, participating in working bees, a lift to appointments or dropping something off for someone.

So be brave and advertise your offer and wants, as it allows others to get to know you, help you with your need and become part of a supportive community!

You can start with a simple “extra pair of hands” offer and pay the once off joining fee, then start trading as soon as you receive your welcome letter email with your account number and password. Joining the Facebook Members Forum private group will allow you to talk out issues when you feel stuck for ideas, get support from the management committee etc. There is a public offers and wants Facebook group and FB page too. We are always looking for help with promotions etc – find us on Our Community Directory and oneplace.org.au.

 

 

 

Trading Statistics

(as at 9/11/2020)

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# of Trades (YTD 2020-2021)

Units traded (YTD 2020-2021)