Second Hand Saturday is a north coast community event involving the FREE on-line and print listing of garage sales being held across the region. People can hold their own garage sale at home, or coordinate a joint garage sale in their street, or with their local school, preschool, community organisation or Church. You can also get involved by shopping at all the garage sales across the region – and from previous years’ experience there will be hundreds to choose from!

Why get involved?

Whether you host a garage sale or buy second-hand items, taking part in Second Hand Saturday is an environmentally, socially and economically rewarding activity.  Your efforts will help reduce the amout of waste going to landfill and promote reuse and repair. This will be the 10th Second Hand Saturday event NE Waste has coordinated since 2005. Last year more than 800 people registered to hold garage sales across the region!

Where will it be held?

All along the North Coast of NSW in the participating Council areas of:

  • Ballina Shire
  • Byron Shire
  • Clarence Valley
  • Kyogle
  • Lismore City
  • Richmond Valley
  • Tweed Shire

When:

Saturday, 22 September 2018. From 8AM.

Where will garage sales be advertised?

All Second Hand Saturday garage sale addresses will be published for FREE on:
  • this website from Tuesday 18 September
  • our Second Hand Saturday search app to make it super easy for shoppers to find the garage sale with their desired treasure, and
  • in your local free newspaper / Council newsletter from Monday 17 September.
Those taking part in the leftovers garage sale date on Saturday 29 September will have a free website and search app listing (no newspaper/Council newsletter listing). 

How can I get involved?

There are a number of ways to get involved in the Biggest Day of Garage Sales. You could simply register to hold your own garage sale, or you could round up the neighbours, and hold a joint street garage sale. Make sure you let us know if you are holding a street or community garage sale, or if you are selling something extra special by emailing us or by using our Facebook page to draw people to your garage sale.

I'm not holding a garage sale. Can I still get involved?

Yes! Absolutely.
For shoppers, October is Buy Nothing New Month, so here’s the perfect excuse to do some guilt-free shopping at a fraction of the cost of new products. If last year’s garage sale numbers are anything to go by, all you’ll need to do is roll out of bed and around the corner on Saturday 22 September and shop till you drop! Searching for something in particular? Grab your local participating newspaper or use the search app and map available here from Tuesday 18 September to plan your treasure hunting expedition and make the most of your day.
View participating newspapers

Garage sale addresses will also be advertised in your local free newspaper/ Council newsletter from Monday 17th September:

  • Byron Shire Echo (for Byron Shire residents only)
  • Ballina Advocate (for Ballina residents only)
  • Northern Rivers Echo (for Lismore City Council residents only)
  • Richmond River Express Examiner (for Richmond Valley and Kyogle residents only)
  • Clarence Valley Independent (Clarence Valley residents only)
  • The Tweed Link (for Tweed Shire residents only)
  •  AND in either The Weekend Star
  • OR The Daily Examiner (Clarence Valley residents only).

Since 2016…

wheelie bins worth of pre-loved items exchanged hands

wheelie bins of pre-loved items saved from landfill.

Over 800 garage sales at your finger tips. Literally!

The app is the best way to find that hidden treasure on the go.

Search the full garage sales listings, bookmark your favourite sales in addition to map view, route calculation, instant notifications plus more…

For the best mobile experience, please download the Second Hand Saturday smartphone App from:

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