Auction talent on show

Auction talent on show

21 January 2020

The 2019 Australasian Real Estate Institutes’ Auctioneering Championships was held over two days in October. Jointly hosted by REIV and REIT in Melbourne, Queensland’s Justin Nickerson emerged as the winner and took out the title for the third time.

Representing New South Wales this year were Leon Axford and Clarence White. After each tested their auctioneering mettle against 20 of the very best auctioneers from across Australia and New Zealand, they both won their way into the final five.

“Seeing both Leon and Clarence compete in the final was outstanding,” REINSW President Leanne Pilkington said. “It’s evidence that New South Wales is home to some of the country’s most talented and skilled auctioneers. It was a proud moment for REINSW when they were both announced as finalists.”

REIA President Adrian Kelly said the standard of competitors in 2019 was exceptionally high and the competition was close.

“It’s especially pleasing to see the Championships grow stronger each year and provide an opportunity to showcase the diversity of auctioneering talent Australasia has to offer,” he said. “We saw the cream of the crop in action, and it was very exciting and highly entertaining.”

The 2020 Australasian Real Estate Institutes’ Auctioneering Championships will be hosted by REINSW in Sydney.


  • Leon Axford – New South Wales
  • Luke Banistsiotis – Victoria
  • Jenna Dunley – Australian Capital Territory
  • Justin Nickerson – Queensland
  • Clarence White – New South Wales

Representing New South Wales in the Australasian Real Estate Institute’s Auctioneering Championships were Clarence White (top image) and Leon Axford.