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Trash & Treasure Markets of Melbourne

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Published July 21st 2016


If you're looking for second hand or pre-loved goods, there's no better place to start than with Trash & Treasure Markets. It is the largest open air chattel markets operator in Australia. It runs 3 markets in Victoria and also has a market in Preston NSW, less than an hour's drive from Sydney. This pioneer of the concept of Trash & Treasure market started back in 1967 in Melbourne with the objective of providing a legal platform for the sale of second goods. The market makes it easy for the public to offer their unwanted crafts, hobbies and goods to buyers and swappers.

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Photo courtesy of Trash & Treasure Australia Pty Ltd


A visit to any of the Trash & Treasure markets is like going to a mass garage sale at one location. You will find all sorts of products from bric-a-brac, toys, glassware, furniture, shoes, clothing, electrical items, antiques, collectables and even fruits and vegetables. Not all the items on sale are pre-loved. Some stalls are offering new goods and there's always a bargain to be found. It operates every Sunday with buyers and sellers haggling and bartering over goods on offer. So take the family out for a interesting morning of rummaging and browsing at the Trash & Treasure markets.



Coburg Trash & Treasure Market

Overview: This giant outdoor bazaar has been a resident of the Coburg Drive-In for over 40 years. Lots of homewares, bric-a-brac, pre-loved fashion and even vegetables.

Venue: Coburg Drive-In

Address: 155 Newlands Rd, Coburg North VIC 3058, Australia

Time: 8am - 2pm

Entry: Adults $1, Pensioners $1, Children under 15 years FREE



Wantirna Trash & Treasure

Overview: Over 200 stalls selling antiques, craft, second-hand goods and new products. No dogs allowed.

Venue: Wantirna Market

Address: 251 Mountain Hwy, Wantirna VIC 3152, Australia

Time: 8am - 2pm

Entry: Adults $1.80, Pensioners $1.20, Children under 15 years FREE



Dandenong Trash & Treasure

Overview: Over 200 stalls selling antiques, craft, second-hand goods and new products. No dogs allowed.

Venue: South Gippsland Highway

Address: 115 South Gippsland Hwy, Dandenong South VIC 3175, Australia

Time: 8am - 2pm

Entry: Adults $1.40, Pensioners $0.80, Children under 15 years FREE
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Why? Where else can you find so many second hand goods in one place?
When: 8am - 2pm every Sunday
Phone: (03) 9791 2992
Where: Various locations around Melbourne
Cost: Refer to article
Your Comment
It's years since I've been to this type of large scale trash and treasure market. My husband and I visited one in Warwick Qld last year which was on a smaller scale and run in conjuction with the pig and calf sales which were themselves an experience.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|6105) 638 days ago
There's also the Camberwell Rotary Market and Bentleigh Sunday Market & Trash and Treasure
by EricaL (score: 3|1625) 634 days ago
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