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How We Operate


Vendors offering their goods for sale are essential to us. Without you, there are no auctions.

We want to work with you to make the whole process of auctioning your items as stress free, professional and rewarding as possible. With 35 years of experience in the auction business we know how to make it work for you.

We offer very competitive terms and conditions for the auctioning of your items.

*pick-up & deliveries can be organised through one of our many couriers.

* We set up auctions either onsite or in our premises, YVAuctions are well known for our presentation and expertise.

*Catalogue, photograph, upload to our online platform, advertising through social media, newspaper, radio & tv (when viable), email & SMS to our huge customer database.

*Conduct the auction, collect funds after the sale, copy of your consignment settlement of your items sold at auction, payment 5 days after sale once all invoices are complete into your nominated account.

*Leave all the hard work, accounting and public dealings to us!

We do not buy or own stock, we sell on commission only.

Whether you have one piece or a whole collection to offer, we will guide you through the best ways of promoting and auctioning them with a view to achieving the very best prices possible in today’s market.

Contact us to explore your options and we will explain our experience over the years in conducting successful sales for the likes of Wettenhalls Transport, Neta/Husquavana Australia, Rickett’s Estate, Television’s The Demolition Man”Purumbette Homestead” , Montanna Timbers, The Blokk Collection along with huge estates such as Freedom Valley Stud, Healsville, The Big Shed Wandin and the clearance of bulk containers from Europe and South Africa.

Call our auctioneers, Gary and Sam Latham, to discuss your needs and get a realistic estimate of the auction value of your items. We can also help with transportation arrangements.

Gary Latham  on 0413575494

Sam Latham on 0448575494


Terms – Payment on day of sale – cash, eftpos or credit card.

The purchaser will be the highest bidder. Any dispute arising as to the highest bidder to be resolved by the auctioneer. The auctioneer may refuse any bid or bid on behalf of clients or withdraw any lot from sale.



*All our auctions are conducted live online via our “Hibid” platform, or you can request phone bidding or absentee bidding through our office.

*Viewing times are available before each auction, so you can get the hands-on approach before you buy.

*Pick-up and deliveries are all mentioned in our conditions of sales in our auctions & catalogue Tab.

*Our catalogues are fully photographed for your convenience.

*Facetime or extra photos are always another option if you are interstate or international buyers and cannot make it to one of our sales.

*YVAuctions reassure you that you can bid with confidence as our reputation is our priority.

*payments are made through direct deposit, eftpos or cash.

*16.5% (includes GST) Buyers Premium Applies to all  items purchased at auction




Intending bidders are required to register prior to auction through our on line portal at HIBID.

A 16.5% (includes G.S.T) buyers premium is applicable on most purchases though YVAuctions.

Check individual auctions for any variations.

Payment is required on the day of sale (unless previously negotiated with auctioneer).


The purchaser will be the highest bidder. Any dispute arising as to the highest bidder is to be resolved by the auctioneer.

The auctioneer may refuse any bid or withdraw any lot from sale. Whilst every care is taken, Yarra Valley Auctions does not accept responsibility for items described incorrectly, either in catalogues or during the auction. Intending buyers are advised to take advantage of the times given to view items prior to the auction commencing. If you are interstate or overseas we can provide you with additional photos or a live Facetime examination of an item.

The auctioneer shall not be liable for any default of the buyer or vendor. The buyer of each lot shall be responsible for it from the time is is “knocked down”. Online only auctions the online bidders win over absentee & phone bids if the bids land on the same increment.


Payment to be made in full before delivery.

For a detailed list of all conditions click HERE

(when catalogue is available)