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Buying at Auction

How do I register to bid at auction?

Prior to bidding at an auction, you will need to register to receive a bidder’s number. To register, complete the bidders form available at registration and you must show photographic proof of your identity, either your current Australian Driver’s Licence or a Passport is sufficient. By signing the bottom of the registration form you agree that in order to bid at the auction you will abide by the Terms & Conditions on the form.


If you are the successful bidder, you will need to have made arrangements to pay a non refundable deposit of 10% minimum $500 at the fall of the hammer.


All vehicles are available for inspection prior to auction please call the office on 02 9771 2077 to discuss the vehicle and its availability for inspection. It is your responsibility to inspect the vehicle thoroughly.
Please note the vehicles have NOT been inspected by a mechanic prior to sale and no diagnosis is made regarding their mechanical condition. If we become aware of a mechanical issue we will disclose it by writing it on the screen of the vehicle. However we are not mechanical experts and highly recommend the private buyer arranges a mechanic to review the vehicle before purchasing as the purchase is subject to auction conditions and no warranty applies.

Purchasing vehicles with registration

The Department of Fair Trading requires that vehicles sold with registration to the private buyer must be sold with a Roadworthiness Certificate. Please check during your inspection of the vehicle whether there is a Roadworthiness Certificate available for the vehicle. The private buyer may buy a vehicle without a Roadworthiness Certificate but the vehicle will be sold to them without registration. They will need to supply their own Blue Slip prior to registering the vehicle with the RMS.
Please note the purchase price does not include stamp duty on the transfer of title or any other government fees.
There is a buyers fee applicable in addition to the purchase price of each unit

Bidding at Auction

At auction, you make a bid by raising your hand in sight of the auctioneer. Please let us know if you would like some assistance to bid and a staff member will provide support. Once you have made a bid, it can not be withdrawn. If the auctioneer brings the hammer down saying “sold” and asks you for your number, the price that you offered by raising your hand was over the reserve price and your bid was the successful bid. You have purchased the vehicle and will be asked for your bidder’s number and for a deposit of 10% minimum $500.
If the auctioneer brings the hammer down saying “referred” and asks for your bidder number, your bid was the highest bid but the offer was under the reserve price. Your bid will be referred to the owner of the vehicle to decide whether to accept your offer. If your offer is accepted, you have the option of whether to proceed or not.


The vehicle must be paid for within 48 hours of sale unless otherwise arranged. Payment can be made by cash, EFT or direct transfer. We do not accept personal or unauthorised company cheques except by arrangement.

After the sale

You must transfer the asset into your name within 14 days of the date of sale with the RMS
If you have bought an asset including its registration, take the invoice and Roadworthy Certificate to the RMS together with your current drivers licence. The RMS will charge stamp duty and a transfer fee to place the asset into your name.
If you have purchased an asset without registration, you will need to arrange a passed Roadworthy Certificate before taking the invoice to the RMS together with your current drivers licence. The RMS will charge stamp duty and a transfer fee to place the asset in your name.