Garage sales all over Australia. 11-12 and 18-19 November 2023.
Host a sale or shop the Trail. Register for free at garagesaletrail.com.au.
Pre-loved is planet friendly.
45% of carbon emissions come from how we make, consume and dispose of stuff.
Extending the life of our stuff by selling or shopping at a garage sale is a simple action we can all take to reduce our carbon footprint. It’s the circular economy in action!
Garage Sale Trail is Australia’s festival of pre-loved stuff. Featuring the Trail Tutorial online workshop series and two weekends of garage sales, it’s about extending the life of your stuff and unearthing the ultimate pre-loved gem.
300,000 Australians joined forces in 2022 as part of Garage Sale Trail, extending the life of over 3 million kilograms of stuff and saving it from landfill.
Asbestos is found in 1 in 3 homes across Australia.
If your home was built before 1990, it could contain asbestos. Asbestos can be found throughout the home, in walls, bathrooms, ceilings, floors, laundries, kitchens, roofs, fences and garages. Asbestos is dangerous when damaged, disturbed or deteriorating so you shouldn't remove it yourself. Four times more people die from asbestos related diseases annually than on our roads. If you're looking to renovate, planning ahead will help avoid delays and cost blow outs.
Be Asbestos Ready
Before you begin a renovation, please follow these three simple steps.
1. Think ahead:
Remember that asbestos was used in over 3000 building products and can be found throughout the home.
2. Plan ahead:
Exposure to asbestos fibres can cause cancer. Fibres from disturbed, damaged or deteriorating asbestos are easily inhaled and can be a health risk. There’s no fast or easy way to remove it, so plan ahead to avoid delays and cost blow outs.
3. Get a professional:
Please don’t risk your health, or anyone else’s health. If you’re renovating, start by contacting a licensed asbestos professional if you aren’t trained to locate, manage or remove it.
For more information on asbestos safety, visit asbestos.nsw.gov.au.