The Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC) have devised a Clothes Swap like no other for the Conference. There will be an extensive range of clothing and accessories ready for swapping during all breaks on the Wednesday and Thursday. To be part of the action, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Before the Conference, clean out your wardrobe! Look for clothing items and accessories that you don’t wear regularly anymore.

Step 2: Check for quality. Your items need to be free from marks, stains, missing buttons, tears, and holes. Ask yourself, would I give these to a friend?

Step 3: Bring along as much as you like that is in good, wearable condition to the Clothes Swap booth (35 and 36).

Step 4: When you arrive at the Clothes Swap booth, you will be met by a team member who will sort and weigh your items.

Step 5: You’re ready to Swap shop! Clothes swaps are a bit like op shopping where you never know what you’ll find. You can bring as much as you like and take as much as you like, but please be considerate of others at the exchange.

Love op shopping and craving some styling tips?

Bring along your favourite op shop finds and book a session with The Style Counsellor, Ciara Lowe-Thiedeman, to help you get the most out of what you already own. Make sure to be first in and best-dressed to book your session at the Clothes Swap booth. Places are limited.

When can I swap till I drop?

Wednesday, 14 September from 8:30am-9:00am, 10:30am-11:00am, 12:00pm-1:30pm and 5:00pm-7:00pm.

Thursday, 15 September from 10:20am-11:10am and 1:00pm-2:30pm.

What items will be accepted?

All styles and sizes of women’s and men’s clothing, shoes, handbags, jewellery, and accessories will be accepted.

What happens to the clothes that aren’t swapped during the Conference?

Any items that aren’t swapped will be stored for future clothes swaps to ensure they are offered to someone else to love and enjoy.