Selling at Auction

Selling at Abbeys Auctions is easy!

  • Have you been spending time decluttering and rearranging your home?
  • Have you collected a pile of nice things and not sure what to do with them?
  • Are you tired of the complexity and risks involved in selling items through online marketplaces?

Selling at auction is an easy way to generate some extra cash and to ensure that your things go on to be used and loved in another home.

Whether you have a single item to sell, or a house full, Abbeys can help. The easiest way to find out if your items are likely to sell at auction is to send us photographs if you have a few items to sell, or request a no obligation appraisal, where our valuers will visit your home, office or storage facility and discuss the likelihood and potential value you might get from selling goods at public auction.

Here’s how to get started:

  • Items for Auction must be clean and in good condition.
  • Use the appraisal form here to attach photos of items and obtain a free auction appraisal.  Or, you can text or email your photos
    – be sure to include a phone number and we will contact you to discuss your items.
  • On site visits may be possible if you have a large collection of items or full property to clear
  • Written valuations for insurance or legal purposes will be provided for a fee.
  • We can arrange for our professional carriers to collect your items.
  • Phone us on 0488 118 190 – we’re available 7 days

Contactless Drop-off of goods for sale – by appointment

We receive goods at Abbeys Burwood by appointment only. Booking times are available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9am to 4.30pm, Fridays 9am – 12pm and Saturdays 9am to 3.30pm.

Here’s how it works:

  • Step 1

    Send us pictures of your items by email or text or use the appraisal form here.

    or Phone us on 0488 118 190 for an initial discussion – we’re available 7 days

  • Step 2

    We’ll contact you to discuss which items are suitable, advise of likely auction value and confirm your drop-off appointment. At this time we’ll take all of the information needed to ensure that the drop-off can be quick and contactless. This will include your contact details and bank account for payment of proceeds.

  • Step 3

    You will receive an email confirmation including your appointment time, Vendor Reference number and drop off instructions.

  • Step 4

    At your appointment time, please arrive and park at the FRONT of the building. If you received a text message from our booking console, click on the link to say “I’ve arrived”, or call us on 03 98982118 to confirm your arrival. On the call, we’ll advise whether there is space to move to the back of the back of our building to unload your goods.  If you’ve clicked “I’ve arrived”, please proceed to Step 5.

  • Step 5

    Proceed to the rear of the building (via Alexander Drive) and place your goods in the allocated drop-of zone.  Please ensure you have your vendor reference number with you.  NOTE: This process will be contactless – this means that goods will not be inspected or itemised at the time of drop-off – we will sort your items and prepare a more detailed inventory prior to sale.

For current vendors

If you have any questions or would like a progress update on your goods for sale, please call us and quote your Vendor Reference number.

Terms & Conditions

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Valuation & Appraisals

We offer a free appraisal service. Simply send photos of your items via email or bring them along to the Auction Rooms and we will gladly provide an auction estimate.

Selling fees

  • A Vendors Commission and a lot fee will be deducted from the bid price, together with any applicable cartage or other costs.  Please contact us to discuss fees and payments.
  • Payment will be made on the second Wednesday after sale.
  • Payment will be made on the second Wednesday after sale by EFT direct deposit to your account – $5.00 per transaction (overseas transactions may incur a fee from the receiving back).  If you require a cheque – $5 postage and handling. Lost or replacement cheques incur a $15.00 cancellation fee.
  • Postage of goods – handling fee minimum of $15.00 or greater depending on complexity plus all costs of postage and insurance


  • 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 estimated costs and to arrange a collection time.


Our aim is to achieve the best price possible for your items and we believe that a public auction is a good way to be sure of the true market value. We also need to manage a lot of items every week, therefore we will not accept reserves for items under $500.

If you do want a reserve on your goods then we have a few simple rules.

  • Please discuss your reserve with our auctioneers to be sure that we agree it is a realistic market price.
  • Please arrange your reserve price at the time of booking in your goods for sale and make sure it’s recorded on the goods receipt documentation.
  • Changes to reserves will not be accepted after the item has been published in a catalogue.
  • Reserved items will be offered for a maximum of three auctions.  The auctioneer may elect to reduce the reserve by 20% in each subsequent auction.
  • If reserved items remain unsold after three auctions, then commission will be charged on the initial reserve amount and you will be asked to remove the goods at your cost.

If you’d like to discuss any aspect of selling your goods at auction please feel free to call us

03 9898 2118