The New Economy Network Australia (NENA) works to facilitate connections, showcase and promote innovative projects, build peer-to-peer learning and use collective strategies to advocate for change, so that we can build a strong movement of people demanding, creating and benefiting from a ‘new’ economy. NENA is made up of a central coordinating hub, and a growing number of connected, semi-autonomous 'hubs' (sectoral and geographic hubs) that manage events, networking opportunities and new economy initiatives.

There are three dimensions to NENA’s work: we are building networks, connections and shared initiatives:

  1. within specific geographic areas such as towns/cities, regions and states;
  2. across different sectors within the new economy, including: sustainable food, energy, transport, housing, indigenous economics, ecological economics and many more; and
  3. that prioritise specific strategic goals every year

NENA is made up of volunteers from organisations around Australia, who are committed to building the New Economy Network Australia.  Everyone works together, to manage different aspects of NENA's work.

NENA Coordinating Hub

NENA Local Hubs

To get in touch with the coordinators in your local area, please email:

  • Brisbane Hub - Michelle Maloney and Sabrina Chakori
  • Canberra Hub - Kevin Cox and Scotty Foster
  • Melbourne Hub - Darren Sharp and Lauren Ash
  • Perth Hub - Karun Cowper and Adam Jorlen
  • Sydney Hub - James Lee and Patricia Morgan
  • Adelaide Hub - Sharon Ede
  • East Gippsland Regional Hub (Victoria) - Jeremy Schroder and Caroline Crunden
  • North Queensland Regional Hub (Queensland) - Adam Connell and Wendy Tubman

NENA Sectoral Hubs

(under development! more hubs coming soon)

  • Ecological Economics - Haydn Washington and Michelle Maloney
  • Indigenous Economics - Ross Williams, Anne Poelina and Valentine Nona
  • Sustainable Food and Regenerative Agriculture - Joel Orchard and Emma-Kate Rose
  • Inner Dimensions and Healthy Cultures - Patricia Morgan
  • Education in the New Economy - Phil Jones, Patricia Morgan and Sidsel Grimstad
  • Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency