Coast blazing a trail to make a sale
  • Friday 25 October 2013

A bargain hunters’ bonanza is in prospect on the Sunshine Coast this weekend as record numbers of locals gear up for the National Garage Sale Trail.

The Sunshine Coast looks set to have the highest number of participants in regional Queensland, with 180 garage sales so far registered for the October 26 event.

Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said there was still time for more households to get involved.

“Registration for the National Garage Sale is free via their website and location details of all registered garage sales are included on the event website,” she said.

“It’s terrific to see the Sunshine Coast leading the way in terms of participation because this event is all about strengthening community relationships and recycling items that would otherwise end up filling space in local landfills.

“With in excess of 180 garage sales around the Sunshine Coast this weekend there’s ample opportunity for locals to get out and about and pick themselves up a bargain.”

Last year’s National Garage Sale Trail involved more than 150,000 participants across Australia, including 7,514 registered garage sellers and resulted in over 600,000 items being redistributed. The average registered garage sale made just over $400.

Sunshine Coast Council is one of 110 local councils around the country supporting the 2013 event.