In previous years, I’ve taken part in Second Hand Saturday as a shopper.  As a mum of a busy toddler, by the time he got to an age that was ‘beyond the stuffed bear’ I wanted to find some educational toys that didnt cost the earth.

Armed with the free Second Hand Saturday app which can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play, I planned my mission based around those garage sales with childrens’ toys.  The app let me view a map of all garage sales in the area I wanted to visit, and a list of what each sale had to offer.

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I found some great treasures and let’s just say, our toddler was set for quite a while!

And although my mission was to find kids educational toys, my husband found a kayak that he’d been after for a long time too.  That’s the beauty of a garage sale, you often find a few things that you’ve been looking for all in the one location and at a fraction of the retail cost.

Second Hand Saturday provides so many garage sales to choose from too!  This year there are some great group and community fundraising sales.  If you are keen to hit the streets this coming 22 September, be sure to put these on your shortlist!


There are two car boot sales registered this year in the Tweed area. If you fancy a bit of a wander to check out lots of sales in the one location, plus fill your belly with coffee and good food while you browse, these are two locations to put on your hit list this Second Hand Saturday.

The Pavillions Marketplace – Terranora (Tweed area)

Address: The Pavillions Marketplace 2-14 Henry Lawson Drive, Terranora  NSW  2486.
Terry and Cath Harmer new owners of The Pavilions Marketplace have places for up to 200 cars and an undercover wet weather option too! Plus with Coconut Coffee Shop and the Inky Squid Fish and Chippery on site, there will be lots of food to keep you going. Here’s Terry, owner of The Pavilions Marketplace to chat more about their big Second Hand Saturday.
Makers & Finders Market – Cabarita Beach (Tweed area)

Address: Corner of Hastings Road and Rosewood Ave, Cabarita Beach – Entry via Hastings Street
Peita Gardiman, owner and coordinator of the Makers & Finders Market in Murwillumbah has organised a huge car boot sale at Cabarita Beach with over 30 stalls registered, music to entertain and a coffee van to keep you hydrated.
Plus, if you decide on the day that you’d like to hold a stall, you can simply turn up between 7am – 8am, pay the $20 registration fee and set up!
Check out their event here.


Kyogle Family Support Services Fundraiser
Address: 8 Geneva Street, Kyogle NSW 2474
Staff from the Kyogle Family Support Service will be setting up stalls within the carpark so come along to support their fundraiser as all proceeds from the sale will go to the Soup Kitchen which is run every Monday.  Some of the treasures you’ll be able to sort through include bric-a-brac, plants, cooking items and homewares.
Cancer Council Fundraiser Brushgrove Hotel Social Club (Clarence Valley)
Address: 17 Clarence street, Brushgrove
The Brushgrove Hotel Social Club are on a mission to raise money for the Cancer Council.   You can help support this great cause by checking out their sale this Second Hand Saturday or grabbing a hotdog from their sausage sizzle! All profits raised from the garage sale and the sausage sizzle will be going to the Cancer Council.  I spoke with Terri who is organising the event last week and she told me things will be going cheap! They would like to see everything gone.

CWA Murwillumbah (Tweed Area)
Address: 20 Queen Street, Murwillumbah NSW 2480
The lovely ladies from The Country Womens Association in Murwillumbah are joining forces this Second Hand Saturday with tables of Tupperware (new and used), books, cooking items, homewares, bric-a-brac, handmade craft, knitted items and cakes.
There will be 6-7 tables of items for you to browse through, plus a percentage of their sales will be donated to the CWA.
Alstonville Dance Studio Fundraiser (Ballina area)

Alex Peterson, Lee Evans, Suzie Whiteman and Rebecca
Rose from the Little Dragons sort books for the big day
Address: 5-7 Park Avenue, Alstonville NSW 2477
The Alstonville Dance Studio is a not-for-profit group run by volunteers and they will be running two Second Hand Saturday events on September 22 and September 29!
This year marks the 5th year they have run Second Hand Saturday as their annual fundraiser to raise funds for the Little Dragons Integrated Group events. All money raised on the day will go to events to be held for the rest of the year, including a tree planting for Ballina’s Koalas at Meerchaum Vale to help the affected koala population and Ballina’s wildlife, dance and creative arts workshops in November and concert and community performances scheduled for December.
Supporters of the studio will be donating goods so check them out over the two weekends. Plus if you love books, they’ll have children’s books for 20c and adult books for 50c!

Tregeagle Public School’s P&C Fundraiser (Lismore area)
Address: 808 Tregeagle Road, Tregeagle NSW 2480
Stall holders have been invited to take part in this fundraising event for Tregeagle Public School’s P&C.  You’ll be able to check out all types of stalls here, from pre-loved items, plants, fruit & veges, small business wares, arts and craft and they’ll be open from 7am – 1pm.  To keep you fuelled as you make your way through, be sure to stop in at the coffee cart, sausage sizzle or cake stall. Keep posted about their event here.

Byron Anglican Church

Address: 14 Kingsley St Byron Bay 2481
There’s a bit of everything at the Byron Anglican Church garage sale! They’ll have church pews, a retro table and chairs, clothing, bric-a-brac and plants.  Plus if you are feeling a little hungry whilst checking out the sales, they’ll have a sausage sizzle and homemade cooking there for you to indugle in too!

Money raised will be donated to Adopt a town with the Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce.