Buying at Auction

How To Buy at Auction

Anyone can Buy with confidence at Abbeys Auctions!
Abbeys Auctions are open to the general public.

Register: Obtain a bidding number by completing a registration card and providing photo ID.

View: Inspect goods at our rooms the day prior to the auction between 9am and 7pm. Obtain a catalogue at our office or online. We can provide an estimate of what we expect an item to bring at auction, however as with any Public Auction, the actual price on the day will be determined by the bidders in the room. Often it is helpful to have plan of how much you are willing to pay before bidding.

Bid: Come to the sale to bid, or leave an absentee bid with our office, or book a phone bid. If you are unsure about how to bid our friendly staff will be happy to assist you.

Collect:Collect your items on Auction Day before 6pm or have them delivered on the next business day. Weekend and evening deliveries can also be arranged.

Charges: A Buyers Premium of 18% (incl GST) applies to all purchases and is added to the bid price. The sale is conducted on a GST inclusive basis. (Note: The Buyer Premium will differ for some auctions so please check the Auction catalogue for applicable charges information)

Bid Live Online

We now offer live online bidding for some Special Auctions.
See the Auction Calendar for details.

Click here to register for live online bidding
  • We can provide transport to and from your location. Transport costs are usually deducted from auction proceeds therefore there is no upfront fee in most cases.
  • Call our office for an estimated costs and to arrange a collection time.

Have your goods delivered to you

We can also arrange post or courier delivery for buyers who can't get to our rooms to collect their goods. A $15 handling charge applies for packing and arranging your delivery. Any postage or courier costs are charged to you at actual cost. For deliveries within Australia we recommend registered post with additional insurance for valuables. Trucks are also available for delivery of larger items. Weekend and evening deliveries can be arranged. Please contact our office for a cost estimate.
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