Transport Canberra and City Services

Garage Sale Trail

Need to get rid of some stuff this Spring? Why not hold a garage sale and CHOOSE TO REUSE?

ACT Government is bringing Garage Sale Trail to Canberra on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October 2017. Join over 350,000 sellers and shoppers as over 2 million items are set free from cupboards, garages and sheds across the nation.

For sellers it's a free, fun and social way to de-clutter, find a home for your pre-loved stuff, meet local people and make some pocket money. Sellers can sell on one or both days.

For shoppers, it's a great way to grab a bargain, find something unique and shop sustainably. To see what's nearby you head to

What  if I don’t sell everything?

The Garage Sale Trail isn’t the only way to declutter!  There are heaps of options to share your secondhand items.

Download  the REUSE DIRECTORY to find out how to get rid of your items responsibly all  year round!

Reuse Directory (PDF 84KB) | Word version (DOC 740KB)

Who  are we supporting?

ACT  Government's charity of choice is GIVIT!

GIVIT  is a great way to share your clean, quality secondhand items with someone who  needs them, preventing usable resources going to landfill. GIVIT matches your  secondhand items directly with people who need them.

Check out the GIVIT website to see what is needed and for more details.

About Garage Sale Trail

Garage Sale Trail is an initiative run by Garage Sale Trail Foundation in partnership with over 150 local councils nationally. It's the biggest reuse and community event in Australia involving over 15,000 garage sales and stalls nationally, 2 million items listed for sale and over 350,000 sellers and shoppers across the nation.

The Garage Sale Trail idea is simple. By organising communities around Australia to hold garage sales on one big day, Garage Sale Trail aims to provide a platform for fundraising, promote reuse, enable local community connections and inspire fun in communities across the nation.

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