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What Free Stuff Can I Get in Melbourne?

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by Geoff Edlund (subscribe)
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Published May 4th 2018
Zilch is a site that offers free items throughout Australia. Recent listings include furniture, appliances, and electrical equipment. OzRecycle is another similar site.

Swapmeets are another great way to get rid of extra items you don't want and trade up to something useful. Pakenham Football Club and Werribee Racecourse are some of the common locations for these events, with a calendar published each year.

Your trash could be someone's treasure. Credits: Wikimedia Commons, User: dusty groove

The Ozbargain site has a freebies forum and if you time it right, you can pick up free food and beverages, like tea, cold drinks, burgers and samples at stores that are opening or holding special events to celebrate.

Here's some other ideas for specific items that you may not have thought of.
Every Friday at 3pm, at Rumble Coffee (8 Thomson Street Kensington), you can try a new coffee from around the world and learn more about it.

If you go to the Local Fitness site, you can get vouchers for a free visit or day at many gyms. If you are a distance from home, or just want to try out a new gym, then this could be a good option.

Mulch is a great way to conserve water and protect your plans. Some councils provide it for free, for example, Glen Eira residents can go to the Glen Huntly car park off Neerim Road any day of the week. Call your council and find out what other free services they have on offer.

Many bottle shops and wine merchants have free wine tasting like this one in Mentone. Check out other wine tastings in your local area - you may find your favourite new red, or white.

Wine Free Tasting
One of the many great things about wine is that you can try before you buy. Credits: Wikimedia Commons, brown brothers flickr

And as a final tip, if it's your birthday soon, then you are in luck, here's a massive list of freebies to help you celebrate.

Free Freebies Birthday
Non-stop freebies all birthday long. Credits: Wikimedia Commons, user: ardfern

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