Clothes swaps

If you have clothes in excellent condition and want to update your wardrobe, register for one of our free clothes swaps.

Clothes swaps

Clothes swapping is a clever and thrifty way to refresh your wardrobe, save money and help fight textile waste.

Your pre-loved clothes will find a new home and you’ll leave with ‘new’ second-hand items for your own closet.

Our next clothes swap will be held in Ultimo on Saturday 16 March.

Open listing on Google Maps
Ultimo Community Centre
40 William Henry Street, corner Bulwara Road
Please enter at Bulwara Road
Ultimo 2007


  • Check in

    11am to 12 noon

  • Swap

    12:15pm to 1:15pm

How to take part

These events are for residents who live in the City of Sydney’s area. All ages and styles are welcome.

Tickets are free but spaces are limited.

Our next clothes swap will be held in Ultimo on Saturday 16 March.

On the day

  1. What to bring: Up to 5 items of clothing in excellent condition to swap – check what items are accepted below. This 5-item limit makes it manageable for us to check and display all clothing before the swap starts and ensures we don’t have too many items left over.
  2. Check in: We’ll help you check in, confirm your items are suitable for swapping and exchange them for tokens. Each token can be swapped for 1 item of clothing. There is a 1 hour check-in period and 15 minutes of set-up time. Depending on when you check in, this means you could have up to 1 hour of downtime before the swap begins. You might like to grab a coffee or mingle with fellow fashion enthusiasts.
  3. Swap time: You’ll have 1 hour to browse all the clothing and find your ‘new’ items. Items will be organised by type – this is much quicker than organising by size and we don’t want to keep you waiting. Each swap attracts different attendees, so you could find more women’s, men’s or children’s clothing depending on what’s brought on the day. 
  4. Keep swap etiquette in mind: To ensure our swaps are fun and safe for all, certain behaviours won’t be tolerated. Please don’t run or hoard clothes. If you no longer want an item, return it neatly to the rack or table. If you have leftover tokens, give them to a fellow swapper. This will help us rehome as many clothes as possible. 
  5. At the end of the swap: Take your treasures and tokens to the check-out desk.

Check what items are accepted

Leftover clothes

They’re donated to a local charity to be rehomed.

In a large hall are several tables with folded clothes, as well as clothes racks with colourful items.
A person holds a roll of paper tokens.
People browse through clothes on a table.

Next events

Add these dates to your calendar. Tickets will be available 1 month before each event.