Trash & Treasure Australia Pty
Ltd the first in Sunday Markets, and the largest
operator of open air chattel markets in Australia, pioneered
the unique concept of Trash & Treasure markets
in this country.
It now operates in two states, Victoria and New
South Wales, with its Registered Office being
located in New South Wales.
The markets began in Melbourne in 1967
with an entirely new concept of marketing goods, by
way of providing a forum where second hand goods that
could legally be offered for sale, could be sold.
From those humble beginnings in 1967, the company
rapidly expanded from the early 1970’s, to what
it is today.
The whole unique idea behind Trash
& Treasure markets, is to bring private buyers,
sellers and swappers together at a venue, run by a well
organised team of experienced staff, enabling them to
deal with each other in an attractive and vibrant market
Those wishing to participate, simply bundle up
their unwanted goods, crafts, hobbies or whatever,
load up the car and drive to the market.
You can hire a table if required, set
up a stall, commence selling, and start making money!
The hardest part is getting out of bed early on Sunday
mornings! A market stall is a simple and safer alternative
to a home garage sale.
Gates open to stall holders nice and early,
allowing ample time to set up shop in readiness for
the onslaught of buyers, eager to purchase, barter and
haggle over goods being offered for sale.
There are no social class barriers at a Trash
& Treasure market, which is witness to
a wide variety of multicultural sellers.
From the average Mums and Dads with their
stall selling garage sale type bits and pieces, the
ethnic fruit and veg stall vendor, the art and craft
type stall, as well as the ‘upmarket’ people specialising
in new goods, ranging from chic clothing, bric a brac,
shoes, glassware, furniture, toys, moccasin slippers,
electrical goods, and so on.
At 8.00 am, the gates open to thousands of buyers,
keen to take advantage of the hundreds of bargains
to be found at the market.
Perhaps they are hunting for that certain
something, or to just simply browse away the hours.
Whatever the case, people just love our Trash &
Treasure markets selling second hand goods, new
goods, antiques and collectables, furniture, plants,
goldfish, fruit and vegetables, tools, and lots more,
too numerous to mention. A unique, interesting, exciting
and unusual family outing.
Trash & Treasure markets open every
Sunday (Wednesdays too at Prestons NSW) with no
bookings being required. Charities and Fund Raising
groups are admitted free, by prior arrangement.
There is plenty of free parking available,
as well as toilet facilities and refreshments.
With the exception of Prestons Wednesday Market,
all other Trash & Treasure markets have what are
termed Priority Sellers" who pay one-month
rental in advance, ensuring they secure the same stall
space every Sunday for the month. For further details,
please inquire with our friendly Market Supervisors.
All other sellers are classed as "Casual Sellers"
and pay on the day, being allocated their stall space
in order of arrival.