Join us for the fast-paced fun of the 2016 REINSW Novice Auctioneers Competition! 

Heat one - 14 March 2016   East Sydney
  Heat winner: Sean Poche
Heat two - 1 April 2016   Sydney CBD
  Heat winner: Rob Doorey
Heat three - 21 April 2016   Hills District   Heat winner: Jake Downs
Heat four - 5 May 2016   Wollongong   Heat winner: Monique Field
Heat five - 18 May 2016   Hunter/Central Coast    Heat winner: Chris Scerri
 Heat six - 19 May 2016
  Inner West Sydney   Heat winner: Mitch Dansey
Heat seven - 26 May 2016   Northern Beaches   Heat winner: James Kerley
State Final - 15 June 2016   Sydney CBD    Register to attend >>> 

Please contact if you have any questions about competing or attending a competition.

Every year the REINSW runs a great charity event known as the Novice Auctioneers Competition (NAC). The NAC sees some of NSW's would-be and up-and-coming auctioneers battling it out on stage . The competition gives entrants a chance to try their hand at auctioneering, without the pressure of having to sell a real property. Instead, entrants auction an item of their choice such as a spa package, weekend away or a bottle of wine with the proceeds going to charity.

To take part is easy! Entrants simply register to take part in one or more of the seven heats being held around NSW from March to May 2016. A panel of judges will score each entrant by assessing their ability to auction with confidence and poise, as well as how well the item is described, control of bidding and use of the gavel. The entrant with the highest overall score is awarded the winner and will have the opportunity to compete in the NAC State Final in Sydney in June.

Previous winners and finalists have gone on to have stellar careers as auctioneers.  Scroll down the page to see a short video of two previous competitors - Damien Cooley (Cooley Auctions) and Jesse Davidson (auctionWORKS).

Attendees at the heats are encouraged to bid on the items, with the proceeds from the events being donated to Father Chris Riley's Youth Off the Streets.


Try your hand at the gavel!

Enter the competition to battle it out for the opportunity to become the next NSW champion in our Hall of Fame and WIN ...

  • $1,000 prize money
  • Make a guest appearance to auction a charity item at the 2016 REIQ and REINSW State of Origin Auctioneers Competition 
  • Conduct the charity auction at the REINSW Women in Real Estate Conference, a fabulous day of motivation and networking
  • Receive two complimentary tickets to the REINSW Awards for Excellence dinner, a top-notch black tie dinner and dance in Sydney's CBD.
To see if you're eligible to compete, click here >>>


Going, Going, GONE!

Come along to one of the six heats to support would-be or up-and coming auctioneers battle it out to become the next NSW champion - and at the same time bid for some great auction items whilst supporting Father Chris Riley's Youth Off the Street.              
To download a registration form, click here >>>

Cost: $35 member / $45 non-member 
For more details including time and venue, please check your desired location.
All proceeds will go to Father Chris Riley’s Youth Off The Streets charity.   


To enter the Novice Auctioneers Competition you must:

  • Be over 16 years of age
  • Live in NSW
  • Have completed six (6) property auctions or less in the past 12 months, and no more than eight (8) in your career prior to competing 
  • Have less than six (6) months experience as a livestock or chattel auctioneer prior to competing

All competitors must source an item to auction valued at more than $100.

To enter the competition, you do not need to have any prior auction experience, you do not need to hold a real estate qualification and you do not need to be an REINSW member.  So there's no excuses!

NAC entrants to succeessful auctioneers 
Many of today's well-known auctioneers began their careers by competing in the Novice Auctioneers Competition, including Damien Cooley (Cooley Auctions) and Jesse Davidson (auctionWORKS). View the video below to find out more about the benefits of entering the competition ...


2015 REINSW Novice Auctioneers State Final 

Winner  Emmanuel Comino
Local heat  South Sydney
Auction item  Aria restaurant voucher
Money raised  $465 

How did you feel going into the competition considering you do not have a real estate background?
I was probably a little more nervous going into the local heat, having never competed in an auction competition before. The mentors were great in offering support and advice in the lead up, so by the time the final came around I was more excited than anything else.

How did you prepare to compete in the competition?
I spoke with my mentor, Matt Shalhoub, at length regarding my item description. We also worked on bidding patter and sequence;

When you're just starting out, it takes a lot of courage to stand in front of a crowd and conduct an auction. Congratulations to all the finalists in the 2015 REINSW Novice Auctioneers State Final for accepting the challenge and demonstrating their professionalism and spirit. But there could only be one winner ...

After a series of hotly-contested local heats, Emanuel Comino emerged as the winner. 
“Public speaking has always been something I've enjoyed, and I’ve taken a keen interest in real estate for as long as I can remember. Auctioneering seemed like the perfect way to put those two things together. I really enjoy it.”
Read all about the 2015 Novice Auctioneers Competition by clicking here >>>  

 Previous winners 

To see who has won this coveted title in previous years, visit our Hall of Fame >>>