City of Melville residents ready to get on the Garage Sale Trail


Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey with local resident Natalie Walchshofer and Jack Roser (2) showing off some of the items that will be on sale at this year’s Garage Sale Trail.
Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey with local resident Natalie Walchshofer and Jack Roser (2) showing off some of the items that will be on sale at this year’s Garage Sale Trail.

AUSTRALIA’S largest reuse and sustainability event, the Garage Sale Trail, returns to the City of Melville for a third year running in October.

Melville currently has the highest number of sellers registered in Western Australia and is ranked fifth nationally – an indication that this year’s event, slated for Saturday, October 22, could be the biggest sale yet.

Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey said the Garage Sale Trail had grown each year and that local households, schools, businesses and community groups could get involved by clearing out their old belongings while making some extra funds.

“Recycling promotes the idea that one person’s trash is someone else’s treasure, and getting back to grass roots garage sales is a fantastic way to reuse items we no longer want, need or use,” he said.

“By registering online, sellers can advertise their garage sale as well as the items they will be selling, while shoppers can jump online, and search for sales in the area and plan their trail for the day.”

The City of Melville’s first registered sale was the Riseley Street Bargain Bucket, hosted by Natalie Walchshofer.

“Having three growing children has ensured that over the years many items, including clothes, toys and books have been outgrown and are no longer used, so I thought that joining the Garage Sale Trail this year would not only allow us to declutter but could also help us raise some cash to put towards our own home,” she said.

“Anything I don’t sell on the day I will donate to Things for Tiny Tots, a not-for-profit organisation based in Perth that provides new and pre-loved baby items to families in need, or donate them to the playgroup I volunteer at in Bateman.”

To register, find local sales or to plan your treasure trail, visit melvillecity.com.au/garagesaletrail or call 9364 0666.