Steven Persson

The Big Issue

For over 15 years I’ve had the privilege of leading The Big Issue Australia and during this time I have had the opportunity to get to know hundreds of our hard-working vendors. 

Despite facing some enormous challenges, the resilience our vendors continue to show is truly humbling. They turn up to work on streets across Australia selling our fortnightly Big Issue magazine, day in, day out, and unlike most of us, do so without knowing how much they’ll be rewarded for their effort.

Whilst it has been wonderful to see vendors back selling regularly after a very tough couple of years, unfortunately, the city streets they are returning to are starkly different places, with foot traffic still well down, directly impacting their ability to earn. And operating a social enterprise model, if our vendors are not earning then neither are we – which affects our ability to keep producing our great magazine and supporting our vendor workforce.

To ensure we can continue supporting those who need it most, your donation to The Big Sell is greatly appreciated and will make a big impact in helping us continue to help our vendors help themselves.

With my great thanks

My Achievements

Shared my profile to social media

Increased my target

First donation

Raised $1,000

Thank you to my Sponsors




Steven Munchenberg


Maegan Baker


Vivienne Skinner

Good luck, Steven.


Sally Hines

Good luck!


Mike Allen


Tracey Goodman


Emma O'halloran

Good luck for the 29th!


The Big Sell Challenge

Final Challenge Day Magazine Sales



All the best in smashing a record




Simone Busija

Good luck with The Big Sell 2023 Steven!