2023 Australasian Auctioneering Championships

The Australasian Auctioneering Championships (or AUSTROS) is an annual event representing the most skilled and professional auctioneers that Australia and New Zealand has to offer. The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) is proud to host the 2023 Australasian Auctioneering Championships in Auckland.

17-19 September, Auckland








About the championship

Conducted jointly by the Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) and the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ), the Championships have become the most prestigious event on the Australasian Auctioneering calendar.

Originally established in 1991, as a competition between the Real Estate Institutes of Tasmania and Victoria, the concept was quickly adopted by South Australia and held every two years. Over time the remaining Australian states and territories joined the competition with Australasian partner, New Zealand. By 2005 the Championship had become an annual event with a highly sought-after title amongst auctioneers across Australasia.

Prior to the Championships each year, New Zealand and each Australian state and territory host individual auctioneering competitions to determine the best two auctioneers from each state and territory. These finalists go on to compete in the highly prestigious Australasian Auctioneering Championship.

2023 Schedule

17 September – Competition Welcome & Draw
tickets required)

REINZ ‘Events on Khyber’ 155 Khyber pass Road, Grafton 
5:30pm -7:30pm

18 – 19 September – Competition

Q Theatre, 305 Queen St, Auckland

18 September – HEAT
Doors open at 10:15am – Free for spectators 
First competitors begin at 11:30am
Cash bar 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Finalist announcement  6:00pm

19 September – FINALS
Doors open at 1:00pm – Free for spectators

19 September – Gala Dinner / Awards Night

Q Theatre, 305 Queen St, Auckland
Cash bar reception from 6pm
7pm start
*Please note the dress code for the Gala dinner is Formal attire.

Book Accommodation

Click the link below to view our recommended hotel. Based in Auckland, the Millenium Hotel is offering a great discount for AUSTROS competitors and guests. The hotel is close to the competition venue, and you will find some fabulous restaurants very close by.




Championship Details


Fourteen auctioneers throughout New Zealand and Australia who will try to impress the judges with style, charisma and exceptional skill to find the ultimate Australasian Auctioneering Champion.

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Ten of Australasia’s most highly regarded and respected auctioneers representing their respective state and national real estate institutes.

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The Auctioneering Championships rules will be based on the 7 Deadly Sins. More information to follow.

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2023 Sponsors

Auctions Live
Auctions Live

Hosted by REINZ

First established in New Zealand in 1915, the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) has grown to become the largest membership organisation within the real estate industry in New Zealand. Our mission today is the same as it was back then – to deliver a world class industry and advocate on behalf of our members.