Bag bargain this Spring at Garage Sale Trail

Waverley Council

Cash in or bag a bargain when the Garage Sale Trail, Australia’s festival of pre-loved stuff, returns to Waverley this Spring.

With garage sales across Australia on two weekends in November (11-12 and 18-19), the event is a great chance to turn your stash into cash and shop epic stuff at retro prices.

Mayor Paula Masselos said selling or shopping at garage sales is a fun and simple action we can all take to support the circular economy, “Garage Sale Trail, which started in Bondi 13 years ago, helps neighbours connect, make some money, and keep quality items and furniture out of landfill,” she said.

With free registration, how-to guides, promotional resources, and even touch-free PayPal QR code payments, it’s garage sales made easy for sellers over two big weekends.

“Last year over 300 garage sales and stalls were hosted across Waverley. Around 5,600 of our residents participated as a shopper or seller resulting in 113,410kgs of items being sold and reused” said Mayor Masselos. “In addition to this, the average seller made around $1,300 from hosting a garage sale in Waverley. We hope to have an even bigger impact this year.”

Before the sale weekends there will be a series of online talks on 28-29 October, featuring an all-star cast of experts sharing their sustainable living tips that are kind on both the planet and pocket. Featuring presenters Barry du Bois and Veronica Milsom—alongside experts in secondhand selling, styling, and the circular economy—the Trail Tutorials are hosted online and are free to attend.

To get involved as a shopper, seller or online webinar participant visit

Garage Sale Trail is a not-for-profit social enterprise founded by Sydney friends, Darryl Nichols and Andrew Valder. It seeks to educate Australians on the importance of reuse, and the need to take individual responsibility for the impact of our consumption habits whilst also building stronger, more connected, and more resilient communities. Garage Sale Trail has grown from a grass roots idea in Bondi Beach where it started in 2010 to being powered by over 80 councils nationally.

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