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Community Exchange System Australia

Online trading system for Australian LETS groups & Community Currencies




Community Exchange System Australia

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Welcome to the Australian Community Exchange System!

The Community Exchange Network is the first and only global network of communities using alternative exchange systems.

Check out this map of CES groups across Australia, and around the world. Click on a group to find out how many active members, and how many trades in the last 12 months.



Currently there are three CES servers hosting the different communities. This is the Australian server and there is also a Global server hosting trading communities from around the world, and Timebanking Australia.

Is there a group near me?


There are currently over 50 Australian exchange groups registered with the Australian CES, and 750 groups trading on the global CES server.

Some of the most active trading groups include:

Far North Queensland
Adelaide LETS, SA
Hunter LETS, NSW

List of Australian exchanges

How do I join?


Register with an Australian exchange group on this server.

Register for an Account


Start a new trading group

Register your existing complementary currency exchange (e.g. LETS group) and become part of the global Community Exchange Network

Register to establish a new community exchange group in your area


To find out more, contact info@communityexchange.net.au

What is the CES?


The Community Exchange System (CES) is a community-based exchange system that provides the means for its users to exchange their goods and services, both locally and remotely.

It could also be described as a global complementary trading network that operates without money as it is commonly understood.


Learn more about CES

Try out the CES Demo Site



Global CES Network

The Community Exchange System (CES) network currently consists of over 900 more or less active communities in 83 countries and the software has so far been translated into 22 languages. Go to the global CES website to see the exchanges additional to those on this server.

Community Exchange System is these deployments into one decentralised network, and to build a free, open source phone application suitable for recording and mobilising community activities.

Communities wanting to be part of a global, decentralised exchange network can create accounts on this website. Drupal engineers wishing to support this long-term effort should contact matslats.net.