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Orange Sky Australia

About Orange Sky Australia

Best mates, Nic Marchesi and Lucas Patchett who were awarded 2016 Young Australians of the Year built a free mobile laundry in their old van to help the homeless.

Orange Sky Laundry began in September 2014 and since then, the world first idea has rapidly expanded to 11 vans in Sunshine Coast, SE Melbourne, Perth, Gold Coast, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra, Hobart, Wollongong & Newcastle. Run by1600+ volunteers across the country, the custom fitted vans with two commercial washing machines and two dryers service over 123 locations and wash over 7.2 tonnes of laundry a week. A catalyst for bringing people of all walks of life together, Orange Sky facilitates more than 1300 hours of conversations each week.

Nic and Lucas have found a way to treat others the way they want to be treated by restoring respect, raising health standards and reducing the strain on resources. They now plan to expand services Australia-wide with the aim of positively connecting the community and improving the lives of others.


17 Dover Street
Albion QLD 4010

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