An Assembly style garage sale in Civic Square today

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CIVIC Square is a vast space, but in the pleasant corner of it that has some grass and trees they’re putting on a Garage Sale to promote the big Garage Sale Trail on 25 October.

A unique range of political, cultural and classic pre-loved treasures donated by Canberra MLAs, The Canberra Theatre, Canberra Museum and Gallery and The Green Shed are on sale.

Host of the Civic Square sale Shane Rattenbury said that the Garage Sale Trail encourages Canberrans to think about their consumption patterns, how they can reduce the amount of waste they are generating, and live in a more sustainable way.

“Today’s Civic Square garage sale is a novel way to remind Canberrans about the importance of reuse and highlights the ACT Government’s commitment to reducing waste,” Shane said.

“It’s also an opportunity to encourage ACT residents to register for Garage Sale Trail on Saturday 25 October and add to the fun and creativity of this fantastic community-driven initiative to help our environment.”

All proceeds from the sale will go to the Karinya House, a community organisation providing support and outreach services to pregnant and parenting women and their families in crisis across the ACT and surrounding regions. Shoppers can also enjoy a sausage sizzle for lunch courtesy of Menslink, supporting young men in the Canberra Region.

It’s on until 2pm.

Free registration for Garage Sale Trail is open at

About Garage Sale Trail

Garage Sale Trail is a not-for-profit community enterprise founded by Andrew Valder and Darryl Nichols. Garage Sale Trail aims to promote reuse, reduce waste to landfill, create awareness about illegal dumping, unite communities, and stimulate local economies. The first Garage Sale Trail took place in Bondi in May 2010. This year’s event is supported by more than 140 local councils across Australia, including the ACT Government.

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