Share Adelaide is a hub for South Australians to access local and international networks and information on the sharing and collaborative movement.


    Share Adelaide is also a catalyst to help citizen innovators and organisations to start or build sharing initiatives by learning what others are doing, and finding likeminded people.


    Worldwide, the sharing and solidarity movement is gathering momentum in the wake of converging ecological, social and economic crises. Sharing is a positive, tangible way for citizens to have real agency over their lives and communities, and has a range of potential benefits including reducing household costs, supporting health and wellbeing, less resource use, and fostering prosperity through relocalisation of economic activity.



    what's already happening in Adelaide? what else could be?


    mapping community sharing assets in Adelaide and South Australia

    ShareNSave is a web platform developed by the South Australian government, 
    launched in November 2013.


    ShareNSave was made open source in December 2014, which means anyone can now use the ShareNSave software, adapt it and offer their contributions back to the mapping community for others to benefit – for example, if groups develop new icons, or new functions such as a calendar.


    South Australia to Share its Way to Zero Waste - Shareable, Dec 2013


    Sharing Platform ShareNSave is Now Open Source - Shareable, Mar 2015


    sharing beyond Adelaide, on the big island

    Commons Transition Coalition


    Based predominantly in Melbourne, The Commons Transition Coalition was initiated in December 2015. It aims to connect leaders of groups, organisations and enterprises that support commons-based initiatives to amplify our work, support our endeavours and build capacity for the transition to a just and environmentally sustainable Social Knowledge Economy. This Coalition is for Australian and New Zealand leaders but could embrace other regions. The network takes inspiration from P2P Foundation's Michel Bauwens's work on p2p and commons transition: http://commonstransition.org/what-is-commons-transition/

    New Economy Lawyers Network

    Leveraging the Law in Service of Sharing


    The New Economy Lawyers Network is an informal network of organisations and individuals interested in using the law to support the collaborative economy and the sharing of resources in our community.


    Convened by the Australian Earth Laws Alliance, the Australian Sharing Law Network is interested in building the role of law to support sharing practices such as: sharing resources, reducing material consumption and creating community based and democratically managed enterprises such as co-operatives. They are exploring ways to build sharing law in Australia, and are starting with legal clinics and workshops in South East Queensland.


    Organisations participating in the network include the Australian Earth Laws Alliance, UNSW Australia, Melbourne Law School’s Sustainability Business Clinic and Environmental Justice Australia.


    What on earth is ‘sharing law’ and why do we need it? Check out US sharing lawyer Janelle Orsi’s article, ‘The Birth of Sharing Law’.



    Share Melbourne

    Connecting Sharing Groups Across Melbourne


    Melburnians can join the Share Melbourne Facebook group, convened by Darren Sharp, who is also Shareable’s Australian editor.


    Share Melbourne hosted a Map Jam for the City of Yarra (Melbourne) in October 2014.




    the best resources for information and networks on the sharing and collaborative movement

    Commons Transition



    The Commons Transition Platform is a database of practical experiences and policy proposals aimed toward achieving a more humane and environmentally grounded mode of societal organization. The Commons, together with Peer to Peer dynamics, represent a third mode of societal organization that evolves away from the competitive Market State and obsolete, centrally-planned systems. It is a system based on the practices and needs of civil society and the environment it inhabits at the local, regional, national and global levels.


    P2P Foundation


    The P2P Foundation is an international organisation focused on studying, researching, documenting and promoting peer to peer practices.





    Shareable is an online magazine and global community about sharing, and the convenor of the Sharing Cities Network, which connects local sharing activists in cities around the world for fun, mutual support, and sharing movement building.





    OuiShare is a (largely European) community of activists who are working to advance the collaborative economy, including through events such as the premier global gathering about sharing, OuiShareFest.




    Share The World's Resources


    Share The World's Resources (STWR) campaigns for a fairer sharing of wealth, power and resources within and between nations. 






  • Social Share Adelaide


    Sharon Ede


    I work to build the sharing + collaborative movement in Adelaide and Australia, which contributes to creating more connected, resilient communities; enables households, businesses and governments to save money; and helps us use less resources by better sharing what we already have.


    In 2012, I set up Share Adelaide (originally Shareability SA), the first presence in Adelaide and SA about the sharing and collaborative movement, and I am the ‘ideator’ of ShareNSave, an initiative of the South Australian government which maps community sharing assets.


    I am committed to strengthening the commons (the antidote to the corporatisation and enclosure of the commons), and the P2P (Peer-to-Peer) Foundation lists me in its ‘100 Women Who Are Co-Creating the P2P Society’. I do this through my own initiatives, and by supporting those who are striving to progress urgent social and environmental change, steering humanity away from extreme inequality and ecological collapse, and towards a world that works for us all.


    I’ve been a speaker, guest lecturer, activist, and worked at the coalface of community development and organisational change for sustainability since 1993. I cultivate extensive local, national and international networks and love playing connect the dots with a wide range of people working on environmental and social issues.


    I love dogs, am a fan of 70s and 80s rock music and am going to finish the novel I’m working on any…day…now.


    Post Growth Institute

    Creating Global Prosperity Without Economic Growth


    In 2010, I was part of a group that co-founded the Post Growth Institute to help spark a movement for ‘the end of bigger, the start of better’.


    Post Growth initiatives include Free Money Day, a global stunt designed to spark conversations about sharing; the EnRich List, a cheeky take on the Forbes Rich List, which instead celebrates those whose life and work contributes to enriching futures for all; and How On Earth, a book about how not for profit enterprise will become the primary business model by 2050.


    Supporting Change Agents


    On my blog, Cruxcatalyst, I seek to help change agents become more effective by writing, collecting and sharing stories on communication and change for sustainability (crux = the heart, catalyst = change).




    Urban Ecology Australia

    Advocating Ecological Cities Through Education + Example


    I spent five years working as a full time volunteer with Urban Ecology Australia (UEA) during my university days. Based at the Centre for Urban Ecology, UEA is a nonprofit community group that promotes the development of ecological cities through education and example, and initiated Adelaide’s ‘piece of ecocity’, the internationally award-winning Christie Walk.


    Lost Dogs of Adelaide

    Reuniting Lost Pets + Owners


    I established and supported the building of the immensely successful Lost Dogs of Adelaide Facebook page, which is now an effective, citizen-powered service for reuniting lost pets and owners, and a shining example of how peer-to-peer communities can work.


    Global Footprint Network


    Advancing the Science of Sustainability


    In 2001, I went to the US for over a month on a Foundation for Young Australians scholarship, and studied with the co-creator of the Ecological Footprint and founder of the Global Footprint Network, Mathis Wackernagel. I worked to spread the uptake of the Footprint concept in Adelaide, delivering numerous presentations and workshops. As a result of the work of a number of people, the Ecological Footprint was eventually incorporated into the Strategic Plan for South Australia.









    • in formal work role, attended OuiShare Fest in Paris, the premier global event about the sharing and collaborative economy, representing the South Australian government; also met with various organisations in London (including NESTA, FutureGov) and community organisers in Athens
    • organised Map Jam in Adelaide as part of the 2014 global Map Jam



    • initiated the concept for a program about sharing in the South Australian government
    • developed what would become Share N Save with work colleague Simone Cunningham 
    • established Share Adelaide, the first presence in South Australia on the sharing & collaborative economy in April


    • self-funded a year out of paid work to initiate and co-found Post Growth Institute and explore post growth ideas, including the sharing/collaborative economy


  • Events

    Past Event

    The Art of Commoning - In Conversation with Michel Bauwens

    Sunday, December 13, 2015 1.30pm - 4pm

    The Joinery, 111 Franklin Street, Adelaide


    This free event was made possible with the support of the Office of Green Industries SA and the Department of Premier + Cabinet.


    Attention makers, hackers, open source-rs, sharers, community leaders, collaborators, co-creators, transitioners, creatives + ethical entrepreneurs of Adelaide!


    Are doing un(der) paid 'work for the world', or creative work of any kind, because it is your passion? Are you stuck in ‘job’ – because you have to? Would you love to find a way to sustain a livelihood with purposeful work where your skills and talents could be fully unleashed?


    A new type of economy is emerging – you may have heard it called the sharing economy, the collaborative economy, the peer-to-peer economy.


    Join this conversation with Michel Bauwens, Founder of the P2P Foundation and Head of Research for Commons Transition, to learn about:


    - how digital technologies are enabling people to come together, physically and virtually, to share, coordinate, collaborate, to create and distribute value in a new way


    - how the new economy can strengthen the resilience of our communities and support the transition to a more sustainable way of life


    - how we can create co-operative livelihoods of purposeful work that enrich and sustain both the commons and those who contribute to the commons, including examples from Spain (Las Indias) and New Zealand (Enspiral)


    Michel Bauwens is a world-renowned peer-to-peer and collaborative economy theorist, writer, researcher and speaker, and will give insights into many initiatives he encounters in his work and travel. Bring your ideas, challenges and stories in conversation with Michel and fellow Adelaide

    'Do-ers in Residence'.



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