Important update.

It is with disappointment that we have postponed the Novice Auctioneers Competition (NAC) 2020 due to health and safety concerns around coronavirus (COVID-19). The welfare of our attendees and competitors is our highest priority, and in the interests of keeping our members safe, the decision has been made to reschedule NAC 2020 to a later date.  Rest assured we will notify all competitors and supporters as soon this has been selected.



Are you a budding auctioneer? Register to compete in the REINSW 2020 Novice Auctioneers Competition.

The Novice Auctioneers Competition is back for 2020 and we want to encourage you or any budding auctioneers you know to register! NAC 2020 Heat 1 is coming soon. There are four heats hosted by some of NSW’s best auction houses and agencies.

NEW to NAC: A winner from each heat will compete in the final in Sydney on 18 June 2020 where they will have the chance to auction off a real house!

The winner of the final will receive:

  • $1000 prize money
  • Two tickets to the REINSW Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner
  • Opportunities to refine your skills & get noticed by the best in the industry.
All funds raised will go to charity.

View heats below and register for the heat/s you would like to participate.



Witness all the auction action as local budding auctioneers battle it out to become the REINSW 2020 Novice Auctioneer of the Year.

  • Raise money for charity
  • Cheer your friends, family and colleagues on 
  • If you aren't ready to compete yet come along and watch the action and get ready for next year!

Ticket includes:

  • Food
  • Wine & beer
  • A chance to WIN some great items such as: 
    • Tickets to shows & events
    • Dining experiences
    • Travel deals

Cost:  $50 ($60 for the Final)

View heats below below and register to watch.


Cost: FREE  

Cost: $50 ($60 for the final)

Sydney East Friday, 6th Mar 2020 5:30pm – 8:30pm Domain Auction House, Level 1, 29-33 Bay Street, Double Bay
Newcastle Thursday, 2nd April 2020 6pm - 9 pm Club Charlestown, 5 Lincoln St, Charlestown
Register to compete
Register to watch
Sydney CBD Friday, 8th May 2020
6pm – 9pm AuctionWorks, Mezzanine Level, 50 Margaret Street, Sydney
FULL Register to watch
Wollongong Tuesday, 19th May 2020 6pm – 9pm Harbourfront Level 1, 2 Endeavour Drive, Wollongong Register to compete Register to watch
Final Thursday, 18th June 2020 6pm – 9pm 55 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont   Register to watch


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.







The NAC has been the catalyst for many great auctioneer’s careers, including Damien Cooley, Edward Riley, Jesse Davidson and Ricky Briggs. 

“The Real Estate Institute's Novice Auctioneer competition has been the absolute pinnacle to my auctioneering career. Coming from a small country town on the outskirts of Newcastle, I received recognition from the Central Coast divisional competition which lead me to a position with Australia's best and largest auction house in Sydney and in turn has allowed me to continue to pave the way for a very successful future. If its ever a thought, jump in and do it... you just do not know where it will take you.”
Ricky Briggs

“As a competitor I felt there was no better platform to launch my career than the REINSW Novice Auctioneering competition. It gave me the foundations and the confidence required to go on and succeed in a career as a full-time auctioneer.  As a business owner I am continuously looking at Novice Auctioneering prospects for business growth. This competition brings together the best and allows them to compete amongst their peers for this coveted prize.”
Jesse Davidson

“I competed in the NAC in 2012 winning the Parramatta & Hills Division heat and progressing to the state final. Competing at the NAC gave me an opportunity to showcase my skills in front of the leading agents and auctioneering companies in NSW and ultimately landed me an opportunity to become a Professional Auctioneer. Since then I have gone on to win the REINSW Award for Excellence Auctioneer competition and competed in the Final of the Australasian Auctioneering Championships. The NAC was definitely the launch pad for my Auctioneering career.”
Leon Axford


         REINSW has partnered with RISE to support funding for mental health education, prevention and intervention in the real estate industry.

Unfortunately research shows 35% of surveyed real estate professionals have sought medical advice for work-related stress, while 25% said they had experienced physical symptoms from burnout.

RISE are taking a proactive approach to support good mental health in the real estate industry. Support RISE today. #RISEWITHUS