Gumtree Melbourne for New Immigrants to Australia
If you live in or are soon to live in Melbourne, chances are you will be using the Gumtree Classifieds for all manner of things, from finding a job to buying furniture, a car, a pet or even becoming a Gumtree Seller yourself.
This free-to-use buy and sell site is popular with new immigrants to Australia who are looking for all types of items such as home furnishings, motor vehicles and services.
What is Gumtree?
Even though Gumtree has been around a good while now, many Australians and new arrivals to Melbourne have not yet used Gumtree. Gumtree is an online classifieds listing service, basically anything you want to buy or sell around the Melbourne region, you can often get on Gumtree for a cheaper price.
With Gumtree Australia you are buying directly from mostly private sellers. People are selling things they don’t need anymore and in some cases giving things away for free. You will be in negotiations with the actual seller when you are buying through Gumtree and that is part of the bargain-hunting fun.
If you live in Melbourne Victoria, Gumtree will become part of how you buy things, especially as a new immigrant to Australia.
What can I buy on Gumtree Melbourne?
You can buy almost anything on Gumtree. Melbourne has a thriving Gumtree marketplace. There are thousands of items for sale and with a fast turnaround time on sales on Gumtree, new items are always being added. People love being able to sell their items fast.
Here are a few of the items you can buy In the Melbourne region on Gumtree:
Cars, Trucks, Farm Machinery, Household Furniture, Sofas, Dining Tables, Wardrobes, Sports Equipment, Bikes, Building Materials, Excess Stock, Clothes, Bags, School Uniforms, Kitchen Equipment, Businesses and you can even find your next job as employment vacancies in the local Melbourne area are often posted on Gumtree Melbourne as well.
How do I buy something on Gumtree in Melbourne?
To buy something on Gumtree Melbourne, you simply search for something you want to buy on the Gumtree website and then contact the seller right there and then. Sellers have their messaging information or contact information to help you get in contact and get the deal done. It can all happen very quickly and you could be picking up your latest bargain that day.
Remember you are dealing with individuals, so cash can be exchanged or direct payment methods. Be financially sensible and only exchange payment at the point of collecting the item as once you send the money you have no way of getting it back if you do not receive the product as you are not conducting your transaction through the website directly. So Buyer beware.
How do I sell something on Gumtree in Melbourne?
To become a seller on Gumtree Melbourne, it is a simple process of visiting the Gumtree website and creating an account. You are then able to list your item for sale! It is that easy. You can add details of what you are selling, add photos, a category and determine a price you are willing to sell for.
Your Gumtree advertisement then goes live and can be seen and searched by everyone looking to buy your particular type of item. Even people looking to buy who are outside Melbourne region can see your items for sale so the reach of your Gumtree ad is well beyond the Melbourne local area.
How popular is Gumtree in Melbourne, VIC?
Gumtree has become the most popular place to buy and sell your second-hand items in Melbourne. However, it has expanded well beyond that to be the most used classifieds in the Melbourne region for all goods and services.
If it is something that is bought or sold, chances are it is on Gumtree.
Your Gum Tree Login
When you first create your Gum tree account you will create your log in and password.
Keep these safe so you can log in and out to monitor or edit your items for sale or to sell more items in the future. However, as we all know, sometimes we lose or forget our passwords.
What to do if you forgot your Gumtree Login or Gum tree account password?
To retrieve your password or log in, just go to the Sign In window on the Gumtree Australia website and you will see a small link under the window that says “forgot your password?”, just click that and it will take you through the process of resetting your login and or password.
Gumtree is very popular in Australia and hundreds of thousands of Australians use the site regularly to sell things, so the system of passwords and login retrieval has been well systematized and works very smoothly.
What kind of savings can I expect when buying something off Gumtree compared to buying it new?
This is really hard to answer as it comes down to the item you are buying and the deal you can negotiate. It is always smart to check online to see what the item you are interested in is selling for new and go from there.
Check sites like eBay as well, the Australian site for eBay is here. You want to avoid the situation where you buy something for the same or even more than the new price. This is not common but worth the 1 minute to check the item’s new price online.
After that it is up to you and the seller and what you can agree to. Buying and selling on Gumtree Australia can become somewhat addictive :).
Grabbing a bargain in Melbourne or turning your unwanted items into cash is a great hobby so enjoy the sales process.
How to tell if you are getting a good deal or not on Gumtree Melbourne?
The main thing to do is compare the price of what you are looking to buy against what it costs elsewhere.
Start with Amazon. Search Amazon and see if the item is for sale. It only takes 1 minute to know if you have a great deal in the making or not. Then take a look at ebay and Kmart Melbourne online to give a good range of the new and second-hand prices for the item you are interested in.
Armed with this knowledge you know what kind of deal you will be happy with.
Many times people have felt they have overpaid for an item because they didn’t do the most basic of research. It really only takes a minute and can save you both time and money in your Gumtree adventures.
Do people really offer items for Free or Giveaway on Gumtree in Melbourne?
Yes! People really do offer Freebies, Giveaways and items that are Free if you come and collect them. Many bargains have been found this way on Gumtree Melbourne! So keep a lookout.
All kinds of things can be yours this way. Remember one person’s trash is another’s treasure!
Why would someone in Melbourne offer items as Freebies on Gumtree?
There are many reasons people are willing to let their items go for Free or to Give them away. Don’t for a minute think it is only because the item is in such poor condition that they can’t sell it – this is often not the case.
Some situation for people to offer free items on Melbourne Gumtree
- They have a perfectly good item but have purchased a new one and need the old one gone. (we have seen this happen with Couches, Sofas, Fridges, outdoor settings and much more)
- They don’t have time to sell it – they just want someone to collect it and it be gone
- They might be moving house and it does not fit in the new house
- They are very busy and time-poor – they just don’t have the time to be meeting with people and haggle over an item
- The item might be of low value so they are happy to just give it away
- It might be an item that could help a certain type of person trying to set up house or such and the seller feels good about offering it for free.
- People who strongly believe in recycling will often prefer to give items away rather than dispose of them if they are no longer needed
- Building projects often have small amounts of building materials offered for free – it saves the builders having to organise for it to be cleaned off-site. This can be a great way to get materials for your around-the-house DIY projects.
Looking for cars for sale on Gumtree in Melbourne, VIC
Buying a car on Gumtree has become a very common thing to do. As with buying any second-hand car do make sure you can check and fully understand the condition of the vehicle you are looking to buy.
If possible have the car checked by a mechanic before you purchase the car. Buying cars through Gumtree Melbourne does have its risks.
If there are things wrong with the car after you buy it you can’t get a refund so do be extra diligent when looking for your next car on Gumtree.
Gumtree Jobs Melbourne
Jobs have become one of the main items searched for on Gumtree Melbourne.
The great things about looking for your next job on Gumtree Melbourne are :
- The jobs are almost always local so looking for jobs on Gumtree Melbourne can mean finding more jobs available right on your doorstep.
- Speed. Jobs are usually filled fast when advertised in Melbourne on Gumtree. This is because you are more likely to be dealing with the owner of the business offering the vacant position or the decision maker. So don’t wait around, get in contact immediately with the contact for the job and make your application. It is the same as when you see a great item for sale on Gumtree – it can go fast. Don’t miss out on a job because you left it to late.
- Jobs advertised on Gumtree Melbourne can go quickly and favour the prepared. So have everything ready so you can act when you see the job you want. Have a document with your resume and contact details at hand so you can send them through immediately.
You will find all kind of jobs advertised, so do include Gumtree in your job hunting in Melbourne. There are many opportunities on the site.
Are you searching for a job in Melbourne on Gumtree Australia?
If you are, all the very best with your job hunting. You could also try searching here for jobs in cities all over Australia including Melbourne Victoria.
What if I want to buy something that is being sold by a Gumtree seller a long way from Melbourne?
If you need to travel to Melbourne to inspect or collect your Gumtree purchases here is some more information on Melbourne.
If you need to book accommodation for your trip – the best accommodation deals in Melbourne can be found on bookdirectandsave.com
The Full List of Categories available on Gumtree Melbourne
|Account & Relationship Management||Ladders & Scaffolding|
|Account Manager||Land For Sale|
|Accounting||Landscaping & Gardening|
|Accounts Officer/Clerk||Language Learning & Tutoring|
|Accounts Payable||Language Swap|
|Accounts Receivable/Credit Control||Laptops|
|Activities & Hobbies||Lawn Mowers|
|Admin||Learning & Tutoring|
|Administration & Office Support||Legal|
|Administrative Assistant||Legal Secretary|
|Advertising, Arts & Media||Lenses|
|Aged & Disability Support||Lighting|
|Agronomy & Farm Services||Lingerie & Intimates|
|Air Conditioning & Heating||Livestock|
|Air Conditioning & Heating||Locksmith|
|Air Conditioning & Refrigeration||Lost & Found|
|Alternative Therapies||Lost & Found|
|Analysis & Reporting||Lounging & Relaxing Furniture|
|Android Phones||Machine & Plant Operator|
|Android Tablets||Machine Operators|
|Antiques, Art & Collectables||Maintenance|
|Appliances||Maintenance & Handyman|
|Armchairs||Manchester & Textiles|
|Art||Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics|
|Art Director||Marketing & Communications|
|Assembly & Process Work||Marketing Assistants|
|Audio, GPS & Car Alarms||Marketing Manager|
|Auto Body parts||Massages|
|Automotive Engineering||Mechanical Engineering|
|Automotive Trades||Mechanics & Garages|
|Baby & Children||Media Planning, Strategy & Buying|
|Baby Carriers||Men’s Bicycles|
|Baby Clothing||Men’s Clothing|
|Bakers & Pastry Chefs||Men’s Shoes|
|Bands, Entertainers & Staff Hire||Merchandiser|
|Banking – Retail/Branch||Microwaves|
|Banking & Financial Services||Mining – Engineering & Maintenance|
|Bar & Beverage Staff||Mining – Operations|
|Baths||Mining, Resources & Energy|
|Beauty Treatments||Missed Connections|
|Beds||Modems & Routers|
|Bicycle Parts and Accessories||Monitors|
|Birds||Motorboats & Powerboats|
|Blenders, Juicers & Food processors||Motorcycle & Scooter Accessories|
|Board Games||Motorcycle & Scooter Parts|
|Boat Accessories & Parts||Motorcycles|
|Boats & Jet Skis||Motorcycles & Scooters|
|Bookcases & Shelves||Music Tutoring|
|Bookkeeping & Small Practice Accounting||Musical Instruments|
|Books||Musicians & Artists|
|Books, Music & Games||Nanny & Babysitter|
|Boxing & Martial Arts||New Business Development|
|Brakes & Suspension||Non Digital Cameras|
|Buffets & Side Tables||Nursing|
|Building & Construction||Office Chairs|
|Building Materials||Office Space & Commercial|
|Building Services Engineering||Oil & Gas – Engineering & Maintenance|
|Building Trades||Oil & Gas – Operations|
|Bus, Train & Plane||Oil, Coolant & Liquids|
|Business For Sale||Online Marketing|
|Business Services & Corporate Advisory||Outdoor Dining Furniture|
|Call Centre & Customer Service||PA, EA & Secretary|
|Cameras||Paint & Body Repair|
|Camper Trailers||Painter & Sign Writer|
|Campervans & Motorhomes||Painting & Decorating|
|Camping & Hiking||Pants & Jeans|
|Car Seats||Pants & Jeans|
|Caravan & Campervan Accessories||Paralegal & Law Clerk|
|Caravans||Parasols & Gazebos|
|Caravans & Campervans||Parking & Storage|
|Carpentry||Parts & Accessories|
|Carpentry & Cabinet Making||Party Hire|
|Cars & Vehicles||Payroll Accounting|
|Cars, Trailers & Excavators Hire||Percussion & Drums|
|Cars, Vans & Utes||Performing Arts|
|Cats & Kittens||Personal Training|
|CDs & DVDs||Pest Control|
|Ceiling Lights||Pet Products|
|Chef & Cook||Pet Services|
|Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services||Pets|
|Childcare & After School Care||Pharmacy|
|Childcare & Nanny||Phone Accessories|
|Civil/Structural Engineering||Photography & Video|
|Classes||Physiotherapy, OT & Rehabilitation|
|Cleaner & Housekeeper||Picture Frames|
|Clocks||Plastering & Tiling|
|Clothing & Jewellery||Playpens|
|Coaching & Instruction||Playstation|
|Collectables||Police & Corrections Officer|
|Commercial Sales, Leasing & Property Mgmt||Pots & Garden Beds|
|Community||Pots & Pans|
|Community Services & Development||Power Tools|
|Components||Prams & Strollers|
|Computer & Phone Repairs||Printers & Scanners|
|Computer Accessories||Printing & Publishing Services|
|Computer Speakers||Production, Planning & Scheduling|
|Computer, Telecom & Freelance||Professional Tutoring|
|Computers & Software||Project Management|
|Concerts||Property for Rent|
|Concreting & Paving||Property For Sale|
|Console Accessories||Property Law|
|Construction||Public Relations & Corporate Affairs|
|Construction Equipment||Purchasing, Procurement & Inventory|
|Construction Vehicles||Quads, Karts & Other|
|Construction Vehicles & Equipment||Rabbits|
|Consulting & Generalist HR||Racquet Sports|
|Contract Management||Radios & Receivers|
|Cooking Accessories||Real Estate|
|Cooktops & Rangehoods||Real Estate|
|Corporate & Commercial Law||Real Estate & Property|
|Cots & Bedding||Receptionist|
|Courier, Driver, Postal Service||Recruitment – Agency|
|Courses & Training||Recruitment – Internal|
|Curtains & Blinds||Recruitment & HR|
|Customer Service – Call Centre||Relationship & Account Management|
|Customer Service – Customer Facing||Removalist|
|Cutlery||Removals & Storage|
|Dance Partners||Reptiles & Amphibians|
|Decorative Accessories||Residential Leasing & Property Management|
|Dental & Dentist||Retail|
|Design & Architecture||Retail Assistant|
|Desktops||Rideshare & Travel Partners|
|Digital & Search Marketing||Rock Climbing|
|Digital Camera Accessories||Roofing|
|Digital Compact Cameras||Roomshare|
|Digital SLR||Rubbish Removal & Skip Hiring|
|Dining Chairs||Rugs & Carpets|
|DJ Gear & Lighting||Sales|
|Dogs & Puppies||Sales – Call Centre|
|Dress Making & Alterations||Sales – Customer Facing|
|Dressers & Drawers||Sales Coordinator|
|Dresses & Skirts||Sales Management|
|DVD Players||Sales Representative/Consultant|
|Education & Teaching||Scaffolding|
|Electronics & Computer||Services For Hire|
|Employment Services||Sewing Machines|
|Engine, Engine Parts & Transmission||Sheds & Storage|
|Entertainment & TV Units||Shorts|
|Events||Skateboards & Rollerblades|
|Facilities Management & Body Corporate||Small Appliances|
|Farm Management||Snow Sports|
|Farming & Veterinary||Socks & Underwear|
|Farming Vehicles & Equipment||Speakers|
|Fencing & Gates||Sport & Fitness|
|Fiction Books||Sports & Recreation|
|Financial Accounting & Reporting||Sports Bags|
|Financial Manager & Controller||Sports Management|
|Financial Planning||Sports Partners|
|Fishing||Stools & Bar stools|
|Fitter, Turner & Machinist||Suits & Blazers|
|Flatshare & Houseshare||Surfing|
|Formal||Table & Desk Lamps|
|Freight/Cargo Forwarding||Tablet Accessories|
|Fridges & Freezers||Tablets & eBooks|
|Front Office & Guest Services||Tailor & Dressmaker|
|Funds Management||Tax, Insurance & Financial|
|Furniture & Appliances Hire||Taxi, Chauffeur & Airport Transfer|
|Gardening & Landscaping||Theatre/Film|
|General Practitioner (GP)||Tickets|
|Generalist||Tinnies & Dinghies|
|Golf||Tool Storage & Benches|
|GoPro & Action Cameras||Tools & DIY|
|Government||Tools & Equipment Hire|
|Government & Defence||Tops|
|Graphic & Web Design||Tops & Blouses|
|Graphic Design||Tour Guide|
|Graphic Novels||Toys – Indoor|
|Grooming||Toys – Outdoor|
|Guitars & Amps||Trade Marketing|
|Gym & Fitness||Trades & Services|
|Hair & Beauty Services||Trailers|
|Hand Tools||Training & Development|
|Hard Drives & USB Sticks||Travel Guides|
|Headphones & Earphones||Truck Parts|
|Health, Fitness & Beauty||Trucks|
|Healthcare & Nursing||Trucks|
|Hiring||TV & DVD players|
|Home & Garden||TV Accessories|
|Home Phones||Unisex Jewellery|
|Home Theatre Systems||Vacuum Cleaners|
|Horses & Ponies||Vases & Bowls|
|Hospitality & Tourism||Vet & Animal Welfare|
|HSC, University & School Tutoring||Video Camera Accessories|
|Information & Communication Technology||Video Cameras|
|Instrument Accessories||Video Games|
|Interaction & Web Design||Video Games & Consoles|
|Interior Design||Waiting Staff|
|iPhone||Warehousing, Storage & Distribution|
|iPods & MP3 Players||Washing Machines & Dryers|
|IT Support & Help Desk||Watches|
|Jackets & Coats||Web Development|
|Jackets & Coats||Web Development & Production|
|Jewellery||Weddings & Parties|
|Jobs||Welder & Boilermaker|
|Jumpers, Hoodies and Cardigans||Wheels, Tyres & Rims|
|Kayaks & Paddle||Wii|
|Keyboards & Pianos||Women’s Bicycles|
|Kid’s Bicycles||Women’s Clothing|
|Kids Clothing||Women’s Jewellery|
|Kindle & eBooks||Women’s Shoes|
|Kitchen & Dining||Woodwind & Brass|
|Kitchen & Sandwich Hand||Workplace Training & Assessment|
|Writing & Journalist|
If you would like to know more about using Gumtree to set up your home cheaply in Australia when you arrive you can find our Guides to using Gumtree all over Australia on our National Gumtree Guides Index page.