COVID-19 Update

Given the unfolding situation relating to COVID-19 in Australia and across the world, here at the City of Charles Sturt we want to be proactive and clear about how we can stay healthy and are making changes to the way we do things. We will continue to provide updates to the services and events that are impacted along with the latest information and recommendations from WHO, SA Health and the Government.

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Community fruit and vege swaps

Cut food miles, reduce waste, save money, add variety to your diet, encourage sustainable living ... and get to know your neighbours!

Community Fruit & Vege Swaps bring together neighbours to share the surplus fruit and vege from their gardens, while at the same time sharing ideas, knowledge, skills and good company.

Some key features

  • genuinely "grassroots" - initiated & run by local residents
  • no money changes hands
  • no strings attached - no registration or membership - just come along when you wish
  • based on the principle of sharing, rather than selling, bartering or trading
  • everyone welcome - whether or not you have produce to swap

Come along & swap

  • fruits & vegetables
  • herbs
  • flowers
  • plants, cuttings, seeds and seedlings
  • home baking and preserves

Start your own!

If you like the idea of a local 'fruit & vege swap', why not start one in your area? There are many benefits for you, your community and the environment. This very simple model is easy and quick to set up - it practically runs itself! Interested? Read our easy guide:

Start Your Own Community Fruit & Vege Swap

To register your interest for a workshop in your area or to get personalised help and support to start your own swap, contact Mark at City of Charles Sturt on 8408 1138, or via email at

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Why vege swap?
How it works
Local swaps