What is it?

Garage Sale Trail is Australia’s festival of pre-loved stuff, dedicated to helping you extend the life of your stuff and find the ultimate pre-loved gem.

In 2021, over 200,000 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!

This year you can sell, shop and learn on the Garage Sale Trail with the Trail Tutorial series of online workshops hosted by Aussie icons Barry du Bois, Annabel Crabb and Craig Reucassel as well as two big weekends of garage sales happening across the country.

♻️ Trail Tutorial online workshops – 29 October – 5 November (Learn)

🛍 Two weekends of garage sales – 12-13 & 19-20 November (Sell | Shop)

Thanks to the support of councils across Australia, it’s free to take part and you get all the tips, support and promotional materials you need to sell big and stay safe including touch-free PayPal QR code payments (pretty swish, hey?).

Every garage sale on the Trail has a unique style and gets a sale page that provides clues to who’s involved, what’s on offer and anything else that’s going down. It’s like a treasure map to secondhand greatness. Shoppers can search for sales, items of interest and make a Trail of favourite sales to check out.

When the whole country starts putting secondhand first, the impacts are huge.Andrew Valder, Co-Founder

The Garage Trail story so far..

We’re pretty stoked so many of you have joined us to share your stories and get involved in Garage Sale Trail over the years, so we wanted to tell you ours.

Garage Sale Trail all started with the two of us and our shared love of the coast, music and the environment. Talk of the surf and our suburb, Bondi Beach in Sydney, soon had us collaborating on a community event called ‘Sizzle’. And then a snap decision to include a secondhand sale at the event changed everything.

With a tagline ‘Don’t dump It. Sell it’ and a target of 30 garage sales on the day, Garage Sale Trail was born! That first year there were 130 sales in Bondi alone.

Fast forward eleven years and Garage Sale Trail has grown faster than the amount of waste at your local tip.

Thanks to the support of over 100 councils across the country, last year there were more than 10,000 garage sales happening both online and in communities across Australia. 200,000 people hit the streets and their Internet browsers, with over 3 million pre-loved items set free from cupboards, sheds and garages.

The event has won a heap of environmental awards and even been adopted by the UK government. We’ve seen sales at MONA in Tassie, NSW Parliament House, WA Ballet and Opera Australia. It has been an epic ride!

Our purpose has always been to shine a spotlight on reuse and the need to preserve mother nature’s precious finite resources by extending the life of the stuff we buy.

We hope you can join us in November 2022 for Australia’s festival of pre-loved stuff.

Peace, love and garage sales,

Andrew and Dazz


For more information and to register your garage sales go to:www.garagesaletrail.com.au