Vintage clothes, antiques, craftware, home-grown vegies and even goldfish for sale share a space at the weekly market; held in Dandenong, Coburg and Gippsland. Often likened by attendees to a giant garage sale, stallholders sell both new and used trinkets. You won't find any overpriced retro clothing at Trash & Treasure - it's all dirt cheap, but it can be difficult to sort through it all to find the treasure.
With a rich history in Melbourne, the first Trash & Treasure market was run in 1967 and was a roaring success, with no market quite like it in Australia at the time. Over forty years on, the Sunday markets are still loved by vintage connoisseurs and bargain hunters alike; and plenty of other markets across Victoria have adopted the trash and treasure concept.
There is a small admission fee for buyers, with entry costing between eighty cents and $1.80 depending on which market you go to. If you fancy being a vendor, a stall will set you back $33 to $40.
While the markets are said to be held every Sunday, they are outdoor and as such are limited by weather conditions. If it is bucketing down rain outside, it is a fair bet that Trash & Treasure has been cancelled that week.