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Trade Day at Umina's Gospel GardenWhat is Central Coast LETS?

A growing network of people on the NSW Central Coast of Australia who participate in a system of alternative trading known as LETS. LETS is a community based non-profit trading system that enables its members to exchange a wide variety of goods and services using little or no cash. It is a method of trading which depends on energy, skills and time instead of money, exchanging a unit of local currency (Shells), not as an alternative to conventional money but to complement the current system of trade.
Central Coast LETS is just part of a network of people throughout Australia and the world who welcome a system of alternative trading.
To get full value from your LETSystem please read this information as it will help you to make the system work for you.

Our opportunities are limited only by our imagination!

Our next Market Days for 2014

Saturday, 26th April    
10am - 1pm
PEG Hall Blackwall Rd Woy Woy

Sunday, 25th May  
10am - 1pm
Kariong Eco Garden Dandaloo St Kariong

Saturday, 12th July
10am - 1pm
Wyong Neighbourhood Centre
Old Primary School Cnr Alison Rd & Rankens Court Wyong.

Sat 9th August
10am - 1pm
Dooralong

National LETS Conference
22-24 August

Sunday, 14th September
10am - 1pm
Kariong Arts Barn Dandaloo St Kariong

Saturday, 18th October  
10am - 1pm
Wyong Neighbourhood Centre
Old Primary School Cnr Alison Rd & Rankens Court Wyong

Sunday, 30th November 
10am - 1pm
Xmas Trade Day Kariong Eco Garden Dandaloo St Kariong

 

 

History of Central Coast LETS

Central Coast LETS was established in the 1990's with a Gosford Council grant. It was a vibrant group in the early nineties but membership dropped off to a point that the members all joined HunterLETS to be able to still trade. By 2006 there were only 22 members and not much happening at all on the Central Coast when new LETS member Korina Ivatt took over as administrator, and being able to see the huge potential a LETS organisation could offer the local community, decided to inject some life into the group. Korina poured herself into promoting the LETS way and recruiting new members and the group began to flourish and by the time of her resignation in 2010 the group was a strong, vibrant and very busy group of nearly four hundred active traders, trading between themselves approximately 20,000 shells (local currency) a month! An unheard of turnover from any other LETS groups at the time.
Central Coast LETS is still a vibrant community group and welcomes new members (particularly Community and Neighbourhood Centres who are keen to host trading days to increase usage of their facilities and earn credits which can be used for valuable goods and services)