For over 14 years, Gumtree has helped Australians upcycle to a better life by encouraging more profitable choices for their wallets and planet. Since its inception in 2010, our annual report into the second hand economy has demonstrated the opportunities available to Australians when they buy and sell pre-loved, unwanted and unused items.

The 2021 Trading in the Circular Economy Report reveals the unlocked potential of circular trading and shows Australians how easy it is to improve their financial wellbeing and environmental footprint, just by sharing more and wasting less.

In partnership with Planet Ark we want to help drive adoption of a circular economy and show Australians that when we trade together, we can save together.

The 2021 report:

  • Details the importance of circular trading and how it contributes to the adoption of a circular economy
  • Uncovers the financials concerns Australians are still facing in a post-COVID world
  • Highlights how easy it is to improve financial wellbeing, while also encouraging sustainable trade
  • Reveals the top pre-loved items making and saving Australians the most money from trading in the circular economy
Key Findings in 2021

Each year, more Australians are trading pre-loved, unwanted or unused items. The value of trading in the circular economy is now estimated at over

$48 billion

Gumtree has joined forces with Planet Ark, Australia’s most trusted environmental organisation, to educate Aussies on the power of the circular economy. Together we hope to drive the adoption of sustainable practices and encourage Australians to lean into their local communities to make smarter choices for their financial wellbeing and environmental footprint.

Trade together and save together:

Browse from more than

600,000 Home
and Garden listings

Browse from more than

200,000 Electronics
and Computer listings

Browse from more than

100,000
Car listings

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Gumtree commissioned YouGov Galaxy to prepare the Circular Economy Report 2021
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