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And the 2017 heat winners are ...

Heat One - Double Bay - Sydney
Winner: Michael Garofolo
Five competitors battled it out on 20 March 2017 and raised $1,790. 
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Heat Two - Sydney CBD
Winner: Simon Jaeger
Nearly $3000 was raised by a total of eight competitors on 7 April 2017.
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Other heat winners will be announced after their events. 

About the NAC 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 toward the McGrath Foundation.

To take part is easy! Entrants simply register to take part in one or more of the nine heats being held around NSW in early 2017. 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.
Previous winners and finalists have gone on to have stellar careers as auctioneers including Damien Cooley (Cooley Auctions) and Jesse Davidson (auctionWORKS). Find out about the 2017 heat winners below.

Attendees at the heats are encouraged to bid on the items, with the proceeds from the events being donated to charity.
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Interested in competing? 

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
  • 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 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!

You are able to take part in one or more of the heats listed below. To select which heat you would like to compete in, please fill out our expressions of interest form and we'll be in touch.

  • Heat one - Double Bay - Sydney - Monday, 20 March 2017
  • Heat two - Sydney CBD - Friday, 7 April 2017
  • Heat three - Dubbo - Monday, 1 May 2017
  • Heat four - Leeton/Yanco - Wednesday, 10 May 2017
  • Heat five - Albury - Monday, 15 May 2017
  • Heat six - Wollongong - Thursday, 18 May 2017
  • Heat seven - Castle Hills - Thursday, 15 June 2017
  • Heat eight - Dee Why - Tuesday, 27 June 2017
  • Heat nine - Newcastle - Wednesday, 5 July 2017
  • Heat ten - Balmain - Sydney - Thursday, 13 July 2017


Interested in attending?

Going, Going, GONE!
Come along to one or more of the nine 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 charity.

To find out more about each heat, please click on the links below.              

McGrath Foundation

We are pleased to be supporting the McGrath Foundation through the 2017 Novice Auctioneers Competition! 

Every breast cancer experience is different. That's why the McGrath Foundation aims to make life that little bit easier for individuals and families experiencing breast cancer.

The McGrath Foundation raise money to place specialist McGrath Breast Care Nurses wherever they're needed, and make understanding breast health a priority.

Find out more about the McGrath Foundation >>>