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Garage Sale Trail | 19 & 20 October 2019

Garage Sale Trail

When: Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October 2019

Where: City-wide

Cost: Free

Event Details: This jam-packed weekend of garage sales is a great way to declutter, fundraise and meet your neighbours. Sellers in 2018 made an average of $309 at their garage sale and met 46 new connections in their community.

Households, schools, community groups and local businesses are invited to host a sale or shop the Trail, joining over 400,000 Australians in this nationwide movement that’s all about putting secondhand first.

For shoppers, Garage Sale Trail is a great opportunity to pick up a bargain and find something unique, all whilst doing your bit for the environment. It’s guilt free retail therapy!

Register your sale or search a local map of garage sales in the area at


What is Garage Sale Trail?

Garage Sale Trail is Australia’s biggest weekend of garage sales. It’s happening on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October 2019.

You don’t need to have a garage, just set up in your front yard or join in with your neighbours.

Who is it for?

Garage Sale Trail is for everyone! Participants include:

  • Households
  • Community groups and charities
  • Schools
  • Cultural institutions
  • Makers and Creators

Why get involved?

  • Declutter and reduce waste to landfill
  • Get to know your neighbours
  • Earn some extra cash or fundraise

How does it work?

Residents interested in organising and hosting a sale on the weekend can register at Once your sale listing is set up, you’ll get access to free and handy resources, tips and guides to make your sale a success.

What does it cost?  

Thanks to the support of the ACT Government, the event is free for residents to participate in.

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.

Further information:


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