Abbeys news updates

COVID-19 Update 5 August 2020 - STAGE 4 RESTRICTIONS

Abbeys continues to operate in compliance with Victorian Government regulations.  Now, more than ever our vendors and buyers need a place to buy and sell that is safe and does not rely on people congregating. We're all working under new rules and Abbeys will continue to provide services via our online auction platform.  Online sales will be fullfilled from Abbeys Burwood.

There will be no public access to Abbeys Burwood during Stage 4 restrictions.

Bidding at our Auctions:
All auctions will continue online.  You can bid remotely online, by phone or absentee bid.

Viewing times:
Auction rooms are closed for in-room viewing. We can email or text additional photos and information on lots of interest.

We are  continuing our very popular "Facetime Video Viewing" service - just call us to book a personal virtual viewing of the rooms, available when the catalogue is online.

Collecting your purchases:
Contactless pick-up by appointment when allowed by restrictions relating to you.

All other purchases will be deliveredMore info about local prices for delivery here....

Selling at auction:
Contact us to discuss the best approach for selling your goods at auction.

Our new auction rooms are located at :
80-86 Highbury Road,
Burwood, VIC 3125  (remember that Box Hill is now closed)

Health & Hygiene:
Abbeys is operating under the Victorian Government mandated "Open for On-site work" COVID-SAFE worksite plan.

Abbeys' new Burwood auction room is now taking shape

The stock has arrived and our team has set up the first two auctions at our new space.  Here are a few preview pics.  For more glimpses, check out the auction pics.

Abbeys has a new home for the iconic Friday auction, in Burwood

Abbeys Auctions has been providing expert auction, valuation and estate management services to Victorians since 1969.  For the past 5 years we've traded from two locations, in Box Hill and Burwood.  Our Box Hill clients have been amazingly loyal and patient because we've long out-grown that space and things were getting very squeezy there.

So, to celebrate our 50th birthday, we're making the move to much larger premises only a few minutes down the road at 80-86 Highbury Road Burwood.  It's a pretty neat birthday present!

The last full Friday auction at Box Hill will be held on this Friday 3rd April, - so be sure to tune into the live auction webcast from 9am and join us in bidding farewell to our old home.

Our new building is right next door to the current home of our famous Collectables & Classics and Unclaimed Goods auctions.  There is plenty of carparking at both the front and the rear of the building, lots of indoor space and an airconditioned showroom for your comfort on auction days.  Renovations have been underway for a few months now and our team will host the Friday Households Goods auction at our new space from 17th April - the first Friday after Easter.

We are excited to invite you down to experience the new Abbeys, but sadly at the moment we'll need to postpone the birthday party until after the current COVID-19 threat is over.

All of our auction rooms remain closed until the threat is over.

In the mean time we'll progressively show you some sneak preview pics as we set up our new space.  Watch this page for updates in the coming weeks.

COVID-19 update 25 March

All Abbeys Auctions will be conducted ONLINE ONLY until further notice -
no public access to our Auction Rooms for in-room viewing or bidding,

but we've made it easy for you to participate without visiting.....

Our online auction system is easy to use and it is free to bid.  Additional photos and information will be added each week.  Other ways to bid: You can also arrange a phone bid or leave a written absentee bid if you’re not able to access online.

In the light of the restrictions, we have introduced some new services to help our customers to continue to buy and sell at auction.

FaceTime video walkthrough available on viewing days

  • Call us to arrange your personal video viewing session on your lots of interest

Streamlined goods collection

  • Call and pay over the phone to speed up goods pickup
  • Extended collection time on Saturdays 9am to 4pm
  • Contactless collection available on pre-paid invoices

Next day delivery service to most parts of Melbourne

FOR VENDORS: Video or photo appraisals

  • Box Hill and Burwood rooms are CLOSED for goods drop-off.  Please call us to discuss how we can manage your items for sale.

We place a high priority on to keep our staff and customers safe as possible.  We're taking our lead from the Victorian Government an DHHS Health experts and will adjust as needed to manage the current health risks in our community.

Call us for more info and we'll be pleased to assist.

COVID-19 update 18 March

Abbeys Auctions continue as usual this Friday 20th March at Box Hill.  If you can't get to our Auction Rooms, remember that you can view everything, hear the auction in real time and bid online, arrange a phone bid or leave a written absentee bid.

In the light of the restrictions, we have introduced some new services to help our customers to continue to buy and sell at auction.

FaceTime video walkthrough available on viewing days

  • Call us to arrange your personal video viewing session

Streamlined goods collection

  • Call and pay over the phone to speed up goods pickup
  • Extended collection time on Saturdays 9am to 4pm

Next day delivery service to most parts of Melbourne

Our Auction Rooms remain open at this stage with additional precautions in place.  We place a high priority on to keep our staff and customers safe as possible.  We're taking our lead from the Victorian Government and DHHS Health experts and will adjust as needed to manage the current health risks in our community.

Call us for more info and we'll be pleased to assist.

COVID-19 update 13 March

Abbeys Auctions continue as usual.  If you can't get to our Auction Rooms, remember that you can view everything, hear the auction in real time and bid online, arrange a phone bid or leave a written absentee bid.

And unlike other auction houses, there is no additional charge or limits for online or phone bidding.

Our Auction Rooms remain open at this stage with additional precautions in place.  We place a high priority on to keep our staff and customers safe as possible.  We're taking our lead from the Victorian Government and DHHS Health experts and will adjust as needed to manage the current health risks in our community.

Call us for more info and we'll be pleased to assist.

 

Bushfire Support

Our thoughts and wishes are with those who have lost their homes, habitat and livelihood in the devastating bushfires.  The impact of this disaster is far reaching for both our natural environment and our rural communities.

Abbeys supports the recovery effort and we will be working with charity partners to make a difference.

If you would like to participate by donating your auction proceeds to the Bushfire support please contact Amanda or Hugh ph 0488 118 190.

Stay tuned for further details here now that the fires have abated and the recovery effort progresses.

Shelter for a Gippsland family impacted by the fires.

Abbeys recently donated a caravan to be used by a Gippsland family who have lost everything in the recent bushfires.  We have been working with the Vinnies Bushfire Appeal to identify whats needed and we are proud to make a small contribution to help the recovery effort.  The vintage van came equipped with utensils, annex and accessories to provide temporary accomodation for a family of four as they start the long process of rebuilding.

5 March 2020