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Poowong Pickers Festival Registration

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Poowong

1 Ranceby Road

Poowong, VIC 3988

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The Poowong Pickers Festival is a town garage sale trail. It’s about environmental responsibility, community, lots of fun, and the thrill of the hunt!

The event is in it’s sixth year and is held in the town of Poowong in the rolling hills of South Gippsland, as part of the National Garage Sale Trail event in October each year.

In 2019, the event will be held from 8.30am – 12pm on Sunday 20th October.

Sellers and community groups keep the proceeds from their sale.

The event has proven to be a great way for individuals to declutter and make some extra cash, and for community groups to raise some much needed funds, all with the environmental benefit of keeping things out of landfill.


To be involved you must register your garage sale by completing the requested information and $25 fee by Sunday 13th October 2019. You will receive a ticket from Eventbrite to confirm your participation.

The registration fees are used to cover communications and marketing costs for the event. The whole town benefits from the influx of visitors and many more ‘pickers’ will be attracted to your sale than if you held your own regular weekend garage sale.


When your form and fee have been received, your sale details will be added to the Poowong Pickers Festival webpage, shared on social media, and collated into a ‘sale trail map or listing’ so that buyers can easily find you. The listing will be posted in key locations around town but buyers can use their mobile devices to refer to sales as well.

The website and map/listing will also indicate the types of things you have for sale, so the better the detail you provide, the more attractive your sale will be to potential buyers.

Once you have registered, check out these tips for a successful garage sale, then all you have to do is set up for the day and make some money!


Advice for participants

Please check that the public liability on your home insurance is current. Any incident which occurs on private property is the responsibility of the owner. Gippsland Unwrapped will not be held liable for any incidents which occur on private property as part of the Poowong Pickers Festival.

Also, please make sure you keep your house and other areas you do not want the public to have access to locked up. If you have a nice garden that you do not want trampled, use some string to fence off the area. Make sure your sale is outside, visible and has easy access so people do not need to wander around your property. Close curtains to your home if you wish.


Don’t want to sell from home or don’t live in Poowong?

We will allow people to register, but bring their items to the Poowong Public Hall. You will be responsible for setting up and selling your items. Please no large furniture items. This option is for people with less items to sell and smaller items. To choose this option, select the appropriate ticket type. You will be sent set up details after you register.

All un-sold items MUST be taken home or appropriately donated to charity.


What makes this event so great?

  • Items are diverted from landfill and get reused
  • People delight in other’s unneeded stuff
  • Decluttering helps eliminate stress – its true!
  • Meet the neighbours, fellow bargain hunters and other interesting characters
  • Sellers can make extra cash to pay down debt or participate in a new experience


The Poowong Pickers Festival is coordinated by Tammy Logan from the popular zero waste living blog, Gippsland Unwrapped, on behalf of the Poowong community. If you need to get in touch email tammyl@gippslandunwrapped.com

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Poowong

1 Ranceby Road

Poowong, VIC 3988

Australia

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 30 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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