Garage Sale Trail, the recovery edition, is coming to a town near you on Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 November 2020.
This year's event is all about helping you make or save money by buying or selling secondhand and with new ways to get involved both online and in the real world, you can take part no matter what restrictions are in place.
Host a garage sale at home, online or attend one an online masterclasses. You'll divert valuable resources from landfill and make or save some money in the process.
When: Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 November 2020
Where: Wollondilly Shire
Cost: Free Event
"When the whole country starts putting secondhand first, the impacts are huge!"
Andrew Valder, Garage Sale Trail Co-Founder
This jam-packed weekend is a great way to declutter, make some money and meet your neighbours. Sellers in 2019 made an average of $319 at their garage sale and made 49 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 sees over 3,500 tonnes of stuff diverted from landfill.
For shoppers, it’s a great opportunity to pick up a bargain and do your bit for the environment by preventing perfectly good items going to landfill.
We're bringing you new ways to be involved this year, both online and in the real world and are dedicated to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all involved. From taking part in an online masterclass to hosting a virtual garage sale from the safety of your home, there’s something for everyone. Read more about the plans we have made to keep you safe here.
This year we're all about providing you with as much support as possible to help keep you safe on the Trail. From a Covid-safe toolkit of resources and tips for those hosting real life events to ways you can be involved online.
However you choose to get involved it's important you comply with the relevant Public Health Orders or other laws and regulations made by your local or state government.
There's more on the steps we're taking here.
Registrations are open now. Setting up your sale listing takes no more than five minutes of your time and once completed you’ll get access to free promotional materials including posters, bunting and a Covid-safe toolkit, created to help make your sale a rip-roaring success and keep you safe on the Trail.
The most successful sales get creative with their sale name and tell people what they're offering at their sale – think special guests, music, entertainment and free giveaways.
And fear not, if things change, you can edit your sale at any time, simply by logging in to your Garage Sale Trail account.
The 2019 Wollondilly Garage Sale Trail was a great success with numerous households, schools and community groups getting involved.
Garage Sale Trail is the nation’s biggest weekend of garage sales. An estimated 430,000 Australians got involved in 2019 either by selling their pre-loved stuff at a garage sale or shopping the Trail for bargains and unique finds.
It’s all about how the small actions we each take as individuals can make a big difference to our communities and our planet. One garage sale on its own doesn't make that much difference but get 16,000 happening over the one weekend and KAPOW that’s a lot of items not going to landfill and more cash in people's pockets! Last year over 3 million kilograms of pre-loved items were sold, from kids toys to clothes, furniture and antique tea sets. You name it, you can find it on the Trail.
The best thing about Garage Sale Trail is that it’sfor everybody. Households, community groups, charities, schools, local businesses, even whole streets get involved! It’s also a great event for makers and creators to showcase their wares and for good causes to raise a quid or two to support their work.
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.