If you cannot attend an auction, you can place an Absentee Bid before the auction begins. For each lot you want to leave a bid on, you indicate the maximum amount you would like to spend, and we will bid up to that amount. We don’t start at that amount! This is a free and confidential service.

How to place your absentee bid

You can leave an absentee bid online using the online form on this page.

Alternatively, you can download a form (see link below) and hand it to the office, or email it to us so that we receive it before the start of the auction.

The form tells us the maximum amount you are prepared to bid, excluding Buyer’s Premium. When identical absentee and online bids are received we will bid one more increment on your behalf.

How we use your bid

Lots will be bought as reasonably as is allowed by other bids and any reserves, and in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of Auction Sale.

While we always endeavour to ensure that all absentee bids are lodged with the Auctioneer and executed, we accept no liability.

After the sale

If your bid is successful and you have provided your email address on the Absentee Bid Form, you will automatically receive a notification email and invoice from us. If not, you must contact us to find out if your bids were successful.

Items must be paid for and collected by 4pm on the day following the auction.

Download the Absentee Bid form (PDF) (460 Kb)

Telephone bidding

Telephone bidding may be arranged on items of significant value, subject to arrangements being made prior to the auction with the relevant department.

All telephone bids must be confirmed in writing by the bidder.

  • (permanent buyers only)
  • Lot No.DescriptionBid (excluding buyers premium)