Serving you since 1996

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.

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 Web & email addresses included as contact details will not be published due to space restrictions.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.



Phone: 3463 7000 (24/7 message service)

Fax: 3463 7001

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Where to Buy?

The Ipswich Pocket Trader is published fortnightly on Friday and is available from most newsagencies, shops and service stations in Ipswich and surrounding areas.

How Do I?

Place an advertisement?

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  • Send your ads in plain text in the body of the email.
  • Remember your sale price and phone number
  • Do not send attachments as for security reasons we do not open any attachments
  • We do not publish photographs
  • Only phone numbers are included, no email or web addresses
  • You can help us by following the format we use for all classifieds in our magazine, see below.
Fax: 3463 7001
  • If you are hand writing your fax please print clearly.
  • Remember your sale price and phone number.
  • Avoid sending faxes on shiny note paper.
Phone: 3463 7000 (24/7 message service)
  • Draft your ad on a piece of paper before you call.
  • Call our message service anytime of the day or night.
  • Commencing with your phone number, state your ad clearly after the tone & don't forget a sale price..


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. 3201 xxxx, 0412 xxxxxx

Garage Sales:-

NORTH Ipswich, 1234 Trader 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. 3201 xxxx (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.