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Published February 6th 2019
Take your mates or your missus and enjoy a fun day out
Victoria has a huge amount of swap meets on over the State while the sunny weather is still here. Although some of the events in Autumn, do get very cold early in the morning so rug up, You are sure to find something of interest here at a venue near you.
You will find car parts, some of them rare, used bicycles, kids toys, motorcycles cars and caravans for sale, automotive books, collectables, tools, shed clear outs, rustic old farm stuff such as iron wheels, things for garden such as plants and garden furniture, and so much more.
Perhaps take your mates for a weekend off and go to the area to stay. From local town swaps, where you can find some unique items, to the biggest of them all in Ballarat, Victorian Swap Meets have treasures and bargains awaiting you.
Castlemaine Swap is full to capacity with hundreds of buyers. Image by Kat May.
FEBRUARY 10 Lang Lang Swap Venue- Lang Lang Showgrounds
FEBRUARY 16 Newstead Swap Venue- Racecourse Reserve. This swap has grown in popularity in recent years. Close to Castlemaine up the Calder Highway.
FEBRUARY 22 and 23
Ballarat Swap. Venue-large area of unused airfields beside Ballarat airport. Reported to be Australia's biggest swap meet. It really is huge and I would say best to go for the weekend and go back and see some more the next day. Wear comfortable shoes
Someone's lawnmower collection for sale at a country swap. Image by Kat May
MARCH 3 Leongatha Swap
Yarra Glen Swap
Venue- Racecourse, Armstrong Ave,
Gates open to buyers at 7.30am.
Venue- Savages Rd, Moe
Collectable oil cans and garage items on sale at a swap meet. Image by Kat May.
Venue- Tab Court Park on Western Highway
Quite a big swap with kids rides and many items for sale.
Wimmera/ Mallee Swap
Venue- Horsham Showgrounds.
This is a fairly big swap for a country area, with gates opening at 6am. You will find everything from market stalls, shed cleanouts and car parts. Inside they have some historic motor cars on display. Back to back with the Castlemaine Swap the next day.
Venue- Camp Reserve.
A big swap that fills every space on these grounds. Loads of collectables and car items.
Male bonding weekend at a regional swap meet. Image by Kat May
Sandford Swap Meet and Market
Venue- Sanford Football Reserve.
Starts at 9am to 1pm. Run by the local community.
Scoresby Motor Cycle Only Swap
Venue- National Steam Centre, 1200 Ferntree Gully Rd, Scoresby.
Venue- Rotary Park, Rose St Echuca
WN- Can I ask you why you came to the swap today? SWAPPERS- Yeah me and the missus, we had a good look around and found this beaut oil drum. Image by Kat May.
Lancefield Car and Collectables Swap Meet
Venue- Lancefield Park.
A popular regional swap with lots of old wares, collectables and all sorts of old car things.
APRIL 22 Easter Monday
180 sites makes this growing swap a good country one to visit. Well done to them on keeping the facebook site up to date.
Venue- Sale Road, Maffra.
Opens to public.
Venue- Showgrounds, 79 Breakwater Rd, Geelong East
Some swap meets have a vehicle show and shine, which is fun to look at. Kids love looking at the old cars. Image by Kat May.
Take small notes and coins and a shopping bag. Stallholders
have limited change and sales are cash only.
Wear enclosed shoes as the ground can be wet or bumpy. Take a
jacket for cool mornings or rain forecast.
Buy some food or drink as it helps the fundraiser. However, not many swaps would cater to special dietary needs.
Older kids would enjoy a swap, but for younger ones, it is far too much walking and they get bored.
Dogs are not allowed on reserves and football ovals so leave
them at home.
And that is your list for the first half of 2019. Please check individual websites for confirmed dates, especially if you are travelling for some distance. Swaps are not usually cancelled because of rain, but best to check. Please leave a comment below on how you found the swaps here, such as size and type of goods for sale. Thanks, and happy swapping.