Clarence News & Info

Second Hand Saturday is back!

The North Coast’s biggest day of garage sales – Second Hand Saturday is coming back not once but twice this year, giving residents even more opportunity to turn unwanted items into cash.

Hosted by Council and North East Waste, registrations have just opened for the first event, which will be held on Saturday 15 May. Dates are still to be confirmed for the second event later this year.

Coordinator of Second Hand Saturday, Linda Tohver said “although we missed last year, the event will now run for the 12th time since it began in 2005, giving residents the chance to once again be involved in a positive community movement that reduces waste sent to landfill.

“Many of us have had a lot of extra time at home over this past year to look at what we no longer use, so it’s a great prompt to put those items aside and get ready to turn them into cash,” she said.

The popular community event is a coordinated approach across seven North Coast Councils, with free advertising of registered garage sales in Tweed, Byron, Ballina, Kyogle, Lismore, Richmond Valley and the Clarence Valley.

All registered garage sales will appear online and on the free Second Hand Saturday App. All you need to do is register online at before 8 May, 2021.

Plus, those who register for the first date will once again be given the option during registration to hold a second ‘leftovers’ sale the following weekend on Saturday 22 May.

Participating garage sales will be provided with COVID-19 safe operating guidelines to ensure the health and well-being of our community.

For more information visit the Second Hand Saturday website, like the mysecondhandsaturday Facebook page or call your local council.


Second Hand Saturday is coordinated by North East Waste and member Councils, and funded by the NSW EPA’s Waste Less Recycle More initiative.