The Hills Shire Council Garage Sale Rules

Below is a list of restrictions and limitations that apply to garage sales in the The Hills Shire Council area. What you can see is pretty much a copy and paste of the information that was provided to me by the The Hills Shire Council. I suggest you use this information as a rough guide only and double check to be sure.

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Permits are not required to hold a garage sale at residential premises.

We regard garage sales as 'one-off events', there are no specific restrictions on how many can be held in a year. However, should garage sales be held at residential premises regularly, this may be considered to be a 'home-based occupation' and Council consent may be required. However, retail activities such as the operation of a 'shop' from a residential dwelling are not permissible.

There are no specific restrictions to times a garage sale can be held. The hours of sale should be set with consideration to the neighbouring properties to limit disruption.

There are no specific restrictions to items that can be sold. Small articles and furniture are satisfactory to be sold, however consideration should be given to the protection of the amenity and vehicular and parking access for neighbouring properties.

Please be advised that should complaints be received, Council is required to respond to the issues raised. Consideration should be given to limiting the noise and vehicular and parking access for the neighbouring properties. The garage sales should not adversely affect the privacy and amenity of the properties and residents in the vicinity of the garage sale.


The rules on this website may be outdated or wrong. It is your own responsibility to make sure that you adhere to the current rules and regulations that apply to garage sales in your area.