The company

Raffan Kelaher & Thomas Pty Ltd is a well-established company of Fine Art and General Auctioneers & Valuers. Our auction rooms are in Leichhardt in Inner-Western Sydney.

As a Member of the Auctioneers & Valuers Association of Australia (AAVA), we adhere to the strictest ethical standards. All sale proceeds are deposited in the Company’s Trust Account and net proceeds promptly paid to vendors on completion of sales.

Our extensive two-day weekly auctions are well-known and are something of a Sydney institution. We also hold regular specialist sales of


The Company was founded by Doug Raffan and Jim Kelaher in 1976, conducting weekly auctions of Antique & General Furniture and Decorative Arts. Doug Raffan retired in 1992. Phillip Thomas became joint owner in 2005. At this time the Company name became Raffan, Kelaher & Thomas. Jonathan Alford joined Phillip as partner in 2008, on Jim’s retirement from the business.

Jonathan Alford retired from RK&T in 2015 and Phillip’s son, Michael, joined his father as a Director of RK&T.

Raffan, Kelaher & Thomas is a corporate member of the Auctioneers & Valuers association of Australia.