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Advertising: Frequently Asked Questions

Why FREE advertising?

So we can show readers as many sales as possible.

Any catch with free adverts?  None!  Featured Advertisers (paid) get more features but other than that, there are NO emails, sign-ups, newsletters, confirmations or link backs.

Free Advertising T&C

One advert per year for a sale in a private residential dwelling  (house, flat, apartment):

  • Driveway, footpath, garage, shed, garden, patio .. Apply Here
  • Fundraisers, fetes, fairs and not-for-profit events .. Apply Here

Non-Private (Business) Advertising T&C

  • Shops, factories, builders, pop-ups, discount, closing down, stocktake, factory):  from $8.95… Apply Here

How much does it cost to advertise?

All advertising offers privacy, editable, no-fuss advertising.

*Bigger area coverage.

When to advertise and when will the advert be live?
There are no time limitations of how long adverts may show.
Post the advert as soon as you know the date.

Adverts are activated within 24 hours of submission | Applications checked daily, all day Friday and weekends.
Adverts remain active until the ‘end time’ of sale date and then deactivate.

Gazza does not confirm advert activation.
Check back tomorrow to see your advert.

Do I need to tell Gazza when the sale has finished?
No.  Adverts automatically expire at the ‘end time’ on the date of sale.

Can I change the advert details?
Yes, go to the Advert Editor | More Information

Can I cancel an advert?
Yes, go to the Advert Editor | More Information

Address | Why aren’t some addresses shown.
The advertiser has requested to hide the address for PRIVACY reasons.
When an advertiser selects HIDE, the address (number & street name) is only shown on sale day.
Reasons to hide an address: Read about Privacy | Gumtree Ads | Professional Buyers

Number | I do not want to show my number?
No problem, select HIDE and it will remain totally hidden until sale day.

School / Fundraising Events?
They are very welcome (free). Submit an application and select a ‘Fundraiser’ or ‘Fete | Fair’ banner.

What about advertising in the What’s On network like OnlyMelbourne?
Sure, we manage the What’s On network advertising as well.
Over 65,000 visitors seeing your garage sale advert for $8.95, what a bargain!
Learn more here.

*Phone Numbers, Web Links & Email Addresses
Contact information is required to validate the advertiser but remains confidential.
Telephone numbers, address and web links (social media) are removed from advert descriptions to comply with Australian Privacy Laws.


  • Standard Advert: Not applicable
  • Featured Advert: 3 photographs*

*To comply with Australian Copyright, 3 photographs (not artwork), taken by the advertiser of the items for sale. One upload allowed.

I can’t find my advert?

I have another question that has not been answered here. Can I call you?
No you can’t telephone, but you can email Gazza.