Below is a list of the contact details of the old 152 metropolitan and regional councils of
New South Wales and links to the relevant council garage sale rules that they have
been provided to this website.
Some councils do not have any rules and others are stricter. So far only Strathfield Council requires to be informed of any
upcoming garage sales. The Willoughby and Ryde Councils encourage garage sales before scheduled clean-ups and in return provide free advertising
on their website and in local newspapers. All councils agree that garage sales can only be held within the boundaries of your private
property. Holroyd Council appears not to be allowing garage sales.
Common Sense Rules
Hold your garage sale entirely within the boundary of your private property.
Avoid any negative impact on your neighbours and the surrounding amenities.
Avoid placing signs in public places or, at least, remove them immediately after the sale.
Do not operate garage sales as a commercial activity.
Obey all NSW public health orders and follow NSW Health advice.
These common-sense rules should help you stay out of trouble.