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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 trading meetup days are finished for 2014 (watch this space for 2015 dates when they are announced)

The Sydney LETS Christmas market at Marrickville has sadly been cancelled 

Trading between Central Coast LETS members continues all year 'round, check out the latest offerings:

Latest offerings

 

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 she moved out of the area 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)

We wish to profusely thank our member venues who so graciously host our trading days:
- Kariong Eco Garden
- Wyong Neighbourhood Centre
- Woy Woy Environment Group