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Renew Australia works with broader revitalisation and placemaking initiatives to bring towns and mainstreets to life.

We support communities and property owners in making their vacant shops, offices, and buildings available rent free or low cost to artists, creative projects, start-up businesses and community initiatives.

Check the videos below for more on our
projects and participants around Australia

Revitalising spaces

Renew Australia is a national social enterprise. Our goal is to create opportunities for artists, creatives, and social enterprises, and bring life and activity to streets and towns while doing so.

Our services include:
- Scoping and feasibility studies
- Managed Renew Australia projects
- DIY projects in our Affiliate program
- Consultant services

Our projects:
- promote community renewal,
- increase activity and foot-traffic,
- use specialised contracts and insurance,
- generate opportunities for creative and start-up businesses, not-for-profits, and social enterprises
- compliment, not compete with, local businesses and traders
- are all different - each Renew Project is tailored to needs of the street, precinct, town or city in which it is based

Renew Australia is an apolitical organisation. We’re not part of the government nor do we have an allegiance to any political party. We work alongside government departments and private sector entities such as:
- Economic Development departments,
- Arts and Cultural services,
- City Centre Management teams,
- Council Placemakers,
- Creative Placemakers
- Traders associations
- Property Developers
- Shopping Centres

Contact us

Thanks to Renew Australia and TDD we are able to host a number of exhibitions, provide countless numbers of the public with our art program and exhibitions.

- The Artists Guild, Docklands Art Collective
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2 weeks ago
Renew Australia

Recently Renew Australia had the pleasure of showcasing some of our Docklands Alumni to the Monash University Masters of Cultural and Creative Industries Program!
Students were able to dive in deep into discussions around emerging creative enterprises within the Australian creative industries landscape.

A big thank you and shout out to our Alumni including Brett Ashby, Magnet Galleries, Kindred Cameras, The MBassy Dance, and Your Locals for being apart of the day and sharing your stories with the students.

Our CEO and Renew Australia team have loved being involved in supporting this Program, of which has all been made possible by the incredible Monash team lead by Xin Gu.

Thanks for coming @monash_creativecities ! We will see you net year!

The District Docklands Monash University Monash Arts Monash's School of Media, Film and Journalism Brett Ashby Magnet Kindred Cameras The MBassy Dance YourLocals.co
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Recently Renew Australia had the pleasure of showcasing some of our Docklands Alumni to the Monash University Masters of Cultural and Creative Industries Program!
Students were able to dive in deep into discussions around emerging creative enterprises within the Australian creative industries landscape.

A big thank you and shout out to our Alumni including Brett Ashby, Magnet Galleries, Kindred Cameras, The MBassy Dance, and Your Locals for being apart of the day and sharing your stories with the students.

Our CEO and Renew Australia team have loved being involved in supporting this Program, of which has all been made possible by the incredible Monash team lead by Xin Gu.

Thanks for coming @monash_creativecities ! We will see you net year!

The District Docklands Monash University Monash Arts Monashs School of Media, Film and Journalism Brett Ashby Magnet Kindred Cameras The MBassy Dance YourLocals.co
#MAB
#TheDistrictDocklands
#RenewDocklands
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1 month ago
Renew Australia

News on Queen Street, Campbelltown is that Renew on Q has three more spaces to activate! We can't wait to see what local creative businesses do with these shops and offices.

#renewonq #renewaustralia #watchthisspaceNew spaces alert!📣

We are excited to share that we have been given the green light to activate a few more vacant shops and offices, right in the heart of Campbelltown!

If you have a creative business and would like to occupy some space on a short term basis, there’s still time to put in an Expression of Interest online:
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Renew On Q is proudly supported by Campbelltown City Council, NSW
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News on Queen Street, Campbelltown is that Renew on Q has three more spaces to activate! We cant wait to see what local creative businesses do with these shops and offices.

#RenewOnQ #RenewAustralia #WatchThisSpace

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Campbelltown, NSW

Expressions of Interest are open for Renew on Q in Campbelltown.

Calling all creative businesses, community groups, makers and projects in Campbelltown! We’re delighted to announce that Expressions of Interest for Renew on Q are now open – apply now. Renew ...

Jem Bray - Docklands

Renew Docklands – Project Snapshot

2021-2023 Renew Initiatives Australia Pty Ltd has proudly worked alongside the Shopfront Activation Program’s funding partners The City of Melbourne and the Victorian State Government to deliver the Renew Docklands ...

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