We do everything possible to make our auctions fair and transparent. Please read the following information before you bid and buy.

Registration and deposits

Registration to bid is free. You may be required to place a refundable bid deposit. Please be aware that you must present photo identification when you register at the auction site (e.g. identity card, passport or driver's license).

Every auction is unreserved

Every item is sold to the highest bidder on auction day, with no minimum bids or reserve prices. Owners are forbidden by contract from bidding on items they are selling. Bids are irrevocable, and all sales are final. If you're the highest bidder when the auctioneer announces that an item has been sold, you're the new owner of that item.

Everything sells "as is, where is"

We recommend that you visit the auction site to inspect any items you'd like to buy before bidding on auction day. You may also send someone to the site to conduct the inspection on your behalf.

Administrative fees for buyers

Successful bidders are required to pay an administrative fee on each lot purchased (one fee per lot):

  • 2.5% administrative fee for lots selling for more than 2,500, up to a maximum of 950 per lot (in the currency of the auction, or in the case of Japan, up to a maximum of 95,000 Yen for lots selling for more than 250,000 Yen).
  • 10% administrative fee for lots selling for 2,500 or less (in the currency of the auction, or 250,000 Yen in Japan).
  • This administrative fee applies to on-site, online and proxy purchases. There are no additional fees for online and proxy purchases.
  • This administrative fee will be waived for purchases made in person at on-the-farm auctions.

Payment and removal

Purchases must be paid in full within seven (7) days of the end of the auction.
Buyers cannot remove their purchases from the auction site until their invoice is paid in full.
If Ritchie Bros. can't deliver clear title on a purchase, the buyer is entitled to a full refund of the purchase price.

Read the terms and conditions of bidding

This information is provided as a summary only. When you participate in an auction, you must review and agree to the full terms and conditions before you bid (included in your listing catalog and when you enter the auction online). Please review the full terms and conditions carefully.

Additional Notes

Auction License No. 04799L
Motor Car Traders License LMCT9101

Important Note for Consignors about Importing Equipment into Australia

Click here for rules and procedures for importing equipment into Australia. For more information, contact the Brisbane auction site at +61.7.3382.4444 or the Geelong auction site at +61.3.5245.3333.

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Pty Ltd. reserves the right to claim duty drawback for any items that were imported into Australia for the purpose of re-sale at auction.

Non-Australian Bidders

Most visitors to Australia will require an entry visa prior to departure to Australia. Please check with your local consulate for further information.

Some equipment may require modifications to meet foreign import and safety regulations. To avoid potential problems, contact your customs broker or authorities before bidding.

Motor Vehicles

All motor vehicles are sold on an unregistered basis.