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Garage Sale Trail registrations now open

Media Release 10 August 2016
City of South Perth households, schools and community groups are set to join hundreds of thousands of people across the country on Saturday 22 October as part of national reuse, community and sustainable living movement, Garage Sale Trail.  

Born in 2010, Garage Sale Trail has grown from a grassroots event to a program powered by over 150 councils nationally. 

By organising communities around Australia to host and shop at garage sales on one big day, Garage Sale Trail aims to encourage reuse, unite communities, create awareness around the issues of illegal dumping, provide a platform for fundraising and inspire creativity. 

This is the second year the City has taken part in the event. Mayor Sue Doherty said the City is proud to be making Garage Sale Trail happen locally to provide residents with a fun way to declutter, meet people from your local area and uncover some unique bargains. 

“Garage Sale Trail is a simple idea that encourages people to consider how things can be reused whilst also providing an opportunity to raise money. The idea of passing on what you don’t want to a new home is truly a great form of sustainability.”

Sign up to get involved, it’s a great way to get to know the neighbours in your street and suburb too! Register by 25 September for your chance to receive a free promo pack with posters and flyers in the mail.

Registration is free and now open, visit

Last year saw 350,000 participants get involved with almost 3 million items listed for sale at over 13,000 garage sales across the country. On the day, the average household sale made $300, while group sales made $650. 

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