Buying at Auction

How to buy at Auction

Bidding and buying at auction is easy, whether you are visiting us in person or viewing items online.

We are open for in-person viewing on Thursdays from 9am – 5pm. For more information on how to bid, watch our video for more information, or read through the checklist below.


  • Register

    Register online to obtain a bidding number that is valid for all auctions at Abbeys.

  • View

    All lots are sold “as is” without warranty so it’s important that you inspect goods before bidding. Additional photos for detail are shown for each lot online. If you need more info just submit a condition report or call us to request a FaceTime video viewing whilst the catalogue is live (available for about 10 days prior to auction). , at 80 – Visit us in-person on Thursday between 9am and 5pm at 86 Highbury Road Burwood VIC.

  • Plan your bidding

    As with any Public Auction, the actual price on the day will be determined by the bidders so it often is helpful to have a plan of how much you are willing to pay before bidding.   A Buyers Premium is added to your bid after the hammer falls, so be sure to factor that into your biding plan.

  • Bid

    There are several ways to bid;
    online: place your maximum bids in advance or bid live – our bidding system works on mobile phones, computers and tablets
    absentee: leave a written bid maximum by email or phone
    phone: book a phone bid and we’ll call you just prior to your lot – call 03 98982118

    Note: If you are unsure about how to bid our friendly team members will be happy to assist you.

  • Pay

    All successful bidders will be sent an email after the auction has ended with your invoice.  The email also contains a link to our secure payment portal so you can pay online.  You can also call us to finalise your account: we accept VISA and Mastercard or direct deposits to our account.

  • Collect

    Arrange collection of your purchases within two business days of the auction. Contactless collection is by appointment (Click and collect).

    Or have your purchases delivered to your door. Delivery information


See our Terms & Conditions Page

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