Treasure markets

Council's two (2) Treasure Markets sell second hand items that are donated or rescued from landfill disposal. The public can shop for a bargain or donate their unwanted workable items.

All income generated by the markets is used to provide employment and infrastructure at the Treasure Markets. These sites help reduce waste to landfill and conserve landfill space by recycling items for resale at low prices. 

Treasure Market locations

Council has two treasure markets located at the:

Opening hours

Dakabin Treasure Market

  • Every Friday: 8.00am - 1.00pm
  • Every Saturday: 8.00am - 3.00pm
  • Closed on Good Friday, Anzac Day & Christmas Day
  • Open Boxing Day 2015 

Caboolture Treasure Market

  • Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • 8.00am - 1.00pm
  • Closed on Good Friday, Anzac Day & Christmas Day
  • Open Boxing Day 2015

Payment options

  • Cash
  • Credit Card

What you'll find at the Treasure Markets

Council recommends that residents consider pre-loved items for any gardening, renovation, or other project they may need goods for. Come and see what is available for you to reuse and save you money!

Please note: Residents are advised that phoning prior to check availability of specific items is not recommended as the Treasure Markets rely on donations, and this determines what is available at the Markets. Items can not be ordered or held, and must be removed on the day of purchase, within the operating hours.

If you are donating items in working order for the Treasure Markets, please label the front with “in working order” and deliver to Caboolture or Dakabin.

The Treasure Markets are happy to accept flat screen LCD or plasma televisions but no older televisions please.

Items you'll find at the Treasure Markets include:

  • Exercise equipment
  • Timber
  • Fencing
  • Building & renovation items
  • Doors and windows
  • Lounges
  • Cabinets
  • Beds
  • Ornaments and decorator items
  • Books and music
  • Toys
  • Tools
  • Garden equipment

Treasure market items

Where do the items come from?

These are donated preloved items, one person's trash can become another's treasure.

  • Donations are dropped off to Treasure Market
  • Or items are identified and retrieved from waste disposal areas
  • Preloved items are then sorted
  • Sent to Treasure Market for sale

Treasure market process

What can I donate and where

Everyone is welcome to donate items, which are in reasonable condition, to the Treasure Markets for resale.

There are allocated drop off areas located at the four major waste facilities. Ensure to ask the weighbridge officer for the current location to place items for consideration. 

Donated items can also be dropped off at any of the local transfer stations.

Donated items

Free Recycling Workshops

20 things to do with...Moreton Bay Region residents can make gifts and repurposed treasures from pre-loved items at the free Treasure Market workshops.

For information and booking details for the upcoming workshops see the online registration form. Bookings are essential.

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