The Biggest

Garage Sale Day

on the north coast!

23 September 2017!

Save the date!

1000 Garage Sales!

Over 1,000 Garage Sales were held over 2 weekends as part of Second Hand Saturday. A massive contribution from all those who either held or attended a garage sale. Thank you all for participating!

Second Hand Saturday, the biggest garage sale day, was held on the 24th September 2016, with a leftovers sale on the 1st October. This annual event has been held 8 times previously.  Residents from Ballina Shire, Byron Shire, Clarence Valley, Kyogle, Lismore City, Richmond Valley and Tweed Shire Councils can register to hold their garage sale on Second Hand Saturday and receive free advertising and promotion. Second Hand Satuday 2016 encourage more than 850 people to register to hold garage sales, approximately 200 of which registered for the following weekend as well. Some feedback from this years participants:

We asked our sellers and shoppers what was the best thing about Second Hand Saturday?

" Helped teach my great nephews environmental values and work ethics-they were rewarded with 100% of the proceeds."

" We got rid of a lot of stuff and there were plenty of people out looking at all the garage sales "

" The number of garage sales taking place, make this event more popular and more people are out and about."

" The unified approach and the brilliant and colourful advertising made me feel like I was part of something special. It was great to be spreading the reuse message and promoting less waste to landfill."

" Thank you to all the Councils for organising this great event! We sold alot, but we really enjoyed the social aspect and meeting different people. "

Have your say about Second Hand Saturday 2016


Your comments and suggestions will be used to help improve our future Second Hand Saturday campaigns. There's also a compost bin or worm farm up for grabs for one lucky survey respondent.

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 From cars, tinnies and trailers to furniture, clothese and grandma's sparkling jewels the annual Second Hand Saturday garage sales are a shoppers delight.

A Grand Day Out:

we ventured out to many garage sales in The Green House van last year,

see us in action in this film clip.

Over 1000 Garage Sales held this year!

This program is supported by the NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy.

The Biggest

Garage Sale Day

on the north coast!

24 September 2016!