"Mackay & District's Original and Best Selling Trading Magazine."

"Serving you since 1996"

Phone: 49 572775 (8.30am - 5pm)

Fax: 49 572776

Email: mackay@pockettrader.com.au

 All Advertising is Free, no fees or commissions whatsoever!

          However we do like you to tell a friend of your success with the "Pocket Trader" when you have sold your item.

        Deadline for Advertisements is midday Monday on publication week (excluding some public holidays).  Ads received later will be held over for inclusion in the following issue. All items for sale should carry a sale price.  Items without a sale price will be placed in the "Unpriced Items" category.  Unpriced items are permitted in the "Car Parts/Accessories", "Wrecking", "Land & Houses", "Wanted", "Businesses", "Accommodation" and "Let Me Help" sections.

        Advertisements are removed after each issue, but may be resubmitted again until the item is sold.  The "Pocket Trader" reserves the right to edit ads and abbreviate commonly known words such as bedroom (brm), large (lge), etc.  Advertisements may not be accepted if not compatible with our nominated classifications.  See the index for a list of classifications used. We do not accept email attachments.  Web & email addresses included as contact details will not be published due to space restrictions.  We do not advertise internet based businesses or products.  We remind advertisers of motor vehicles, firearms & certain breeds of dogs that there are obligations under law regarding sales of such nature.  For more information contact the relevant Government department.  While every care is taken to prevent errors, ads are placed in good faith and we take no responsibility should any errors occur or any consequences arise therefrom.  Please notify us immediately of any problem.


Baby Needs
Books & Magazines
Building Supplies
Business/Office Equipment
Car Parts/Accessories

Farm Machinery
Four Wheel Drives
Garage Sales
Health & Fitness
Home Furnishings & Goods
Land & Houses
Let Me Help!
Lost & Found
Motor Cycles
Music & Sound
Notice Board
Pools, Spas & Sauna
Sporting Goods
Student Needs
To Give Away
Tools & Machinery
Toys & Games
Unpriced Items
Wanted/Wanted to Buy

  About Us

        The Mackay & District Pocket Trader is a local, family owned business which aims to provide a low cost solution for the private advertiser to sell their unwanted goods.  The Pocket Trader relies solely on booklet sales to keep the advertising FREE!  
So tell your friends where the bargains are!

  Where to Buy?

            The Mackay & District Pocket Trader is published fortnightly on Friday and is available from all news agencies, shops and service stations in Mackay and surrounding areas from Koumala to Finch Hatton, as far north as Collinsville (Proserpine, Bowen, Airlie Beach) and west to Nebo, Moranbah, Glenden, Middlemount, Tieri, Clermont, Dysart and Capella.

  How Do I?

Place an advertisement?
Email:  mackay@pockettrader.com.au
Fax:  49 572776
Phone: 49 572775 (8.30am - 5pm, Mon - Fri)
Write an Ad?

All advertising uses the following format...
Home Furnishings & Goods:-
  • LOUNGE, blue fabric w/ floral pattern, 2x 1 seat, 1x 3 seat, incl 2x cushions, 2 y/o, vgc, $350. Ph. 49 123456, 0412 345678
Garage Sales:-
  • NORTH Mackay, 123 Mackay St, Sat 23rd Aug 6am-2pm: bric-a-brac, kitchen items, books, children's clothes sz 0-5, plants, bicycles, computer & parts, mower, furniture & more. Ph. 49 123456 (Phone numbers for garage sales are optional)

What the?
You didn't put my ad in!
  • Deadline is strictly midday Monday.  It takes time to put the Pocket Trader together and to get it to your local agent.  We are very particular about our book and always aim to produce a high quality magazine for you to enjoy.
  • All firearms advertisements must carry the owners license number.
  • The Pocket Trader is for private sellers, we do not take paid advertising and we don't publish business names.
  • The following ads are not deemed appropriate for the Pocket Trader, these include: personals, things that could be deemed illegal and anything pornographic.
You changed my ad!
  • The Pocket Trader reserves the right to abbreviate advertisements and to use abbreviations for commonly used words.  Due to limited space we do cut down ads and remove unnecessary superlatives while retaining the original meaning.  This helps to keep the cost of the book low and to make it fair for everyone who advertises.

"The Mackay & District Pocket Trader has been an asset to the Mackay community since it's inception and has helped countless people who cannot afford to advertise in other ways.  We love the Pocket Trader and we hope you do too."
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