Central Highlands households, schools and community groups are set to join over 400,000 people across the country on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October as a part of the ninth annual Garage Sale Trail.
A multi award-winning community and sustainability event, Garage Sale Trail is powered by over 140 local councils nation-wide. It is expected that this year’s weekend long event will involve more Australians than ever before, who will choose to re-use at over 16,000 garage sale events to be held across the country.
Central Highlands Regional Council Mayor Kerry Hayes said the annual event presents a fun and social way for council to encourage re-use and help educate the community about the impact we can all make when we buy second-hand.
‘At the end of the day we need to learn as a society to take responsibility for the waste we create,’ he said.
‘Garage Sale Trail provides a way to meet your neighbours and connect with the broader community whilst also de-cluttering and raising money for yourself or charity. We’re really pleased to be involved in this grass roots national event for another year.’
Last year on average:
- Household garage sales made $309
- Participants connected with 46 local people
- On average more than 500 kgs of items were sold and re-distributed at each garage sale
Event organisers predict that more than 2 million items will be listed for sale and re-use across Australia.
‘The sellers who have a bit of fun with their garage sale name and go to town on marketing are the ones who bring home the bacon and sell the most,’ said Garage Sale Trail Co-Founder Andrew Valder.
Host a sale by registering for free at garagesaletrail.com.au/chrc