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13 November - 14 November 2021
6, 7, 13, 14, 20 and 21 November
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About the event
Garage Sale Trail is Australia's festival of pre-loved stuff. The festival is dedicated to helping you extend the life of your stuff and find the ultimate pre-loved gem.
In 2020, over 250,000 Australians hosted a garage sale or shopped the Trail. Together, they extended the life of over 1.5 million kgs of stuff, saving these items from landfill and maximising the value of all the energy and resources that goes in to making the stuff we buy. It's the circular economy in action!
For the first time in 2021, Garage Sale Trail will take place over three glorious weekends from the 6 - 21 November allowing even more people to sell, shop and learn about the circular economy.
LEARN Attend a free Trail Tutorial opens in a new window online masterclass - 6-7 November
SELL Host a garage sale opens in a new window in your community - 13-14 & 20-21 November
SHOP At one of over 10,000 garage sales opens in a new window happening online or in the community - 13-14 & 20-21 November
This event is a great way to make or save money, declutter and meet your neighbours. Last year, residents made a fair bit of pocket money at their garage sale and cleared out their sheds, cupboards and garages in the process.
Households, schools, community groups and local businesses are all invited to host a garage sale or shop the Trail, joining a nationwide movement that sees tonnes of stuff sold and diverted from landfill.
For shoppers, it’s a great opportunity to pick up a bargain (just in time for Christmas), so get those reusable shopping bags ready for the secondhand treasure hunt of your life. With garage sales happening both online and in person, Garage Sale Trail 2020 will bring you new, safe and fun ways to join the Trail and be part of the country’s biggest weekend of money making, planet-saving and treasure-hunting fun.
Register your interest in the button below.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Garage Sale Trail?
Garage Sale Trail is Australia’s biggest weekend of garage sales. It’s happening on Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 November 2020. You don’t need to have a garage, just set up in your front yard or join in online.
Who is it for?
Garage Sale Trail is for everyone! Households, community groups, charities, schools, makers and creators can all hold a sale to earn some extra cash or fundraise.
Why get involved?
Earn some extra cash or fundraise
Declutter and reduce waste to landfill
Get to know your neighbours
How does it work?
Residents interested in organising and hosting a sale on the weekend can register their interest now You’ll be notified when registrations open in September and be invited to list your garage sale event on the national website. You’ll also get access to handy resources, tips and guides to make your sale safe and successful, all provided for free.
What does it cost?
The support of City of Cockburn makes the event free for residents.
Why is council involved?
Garage Sale Trail is one of a number of council initiatives designed to reduce waste to landfill and provide the community with ways to dispose of unwanted items responsibly.
Is it safe to have a garage sale?
Yes, it is! Being involved as a part of the Garage Sale Trail means you’ll get tips and support to make your sale contactless and COVID-safe.
Please read the event details for more information.
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