an unconditional
liveable wage
for all

The objective of Basic Income Australia

Our objective is to introduce a Universal Basic Income (UBI) paid to all adult Australian residents every week, at or above the Henderson Poverty Line.

You can learn more about the policy we advocate on our Policy page. These documents are ever-evolving, and if you think we can do better, let us know by coming to an event!

If you are new to Basic Income

You’ve come to the right place to learn from our catalogue of FAQs and blogs.

If want to see a Basic Income to become a reality in Australia

Come join us! We are the people from all walks of life who are determined to make it happen, and you are key to solving one of the great challenges of our time. Poverty is causing anger and division, and threatens to break our society apart.

There are many challenges you can devote your time to, and few offer the potential to solve a major societal problem once and for all.

Join us so that in your old age, you can say: "I was one of the people who did it!"

About Us

Basic Income Australia is a grass roots organization of volunteers dedicated to working towards the goal of making a basic income a reality in Australia. The group was founded in 2017 by Josh McGee, with like-minded individuals regularly meeting at restaurants and parks in central Melbourne. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the group started meeting online and has been connecting volunteers across the states of Australia since.