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Auctioneers conduct sales of real estate, goods and livestock by taking offers from buyers and accepting the highest purchase price.


  • appraises and lists property for auction
  • organises advertising, catalogues and other publicity for auctions
  • consults vendors and sets reserve prices
  • describes property presented and the conditions of sale
  • asks for or sets opening bids
  • accepts bids from potential buyers
  • closes sales to the highest bidders.


  • requires driving
  • stressful.

To become an Auctioneer

  • You can work as an Auctioneer without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III or IV in real estate practice or property services may be useful.

    Find a Certificate in Property Services

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