2024 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 Tasmania (REIT) is proud to host the 2024 Australasian Auctioneering Championships in Hobart.

14-16 May, Hobart, TAS

Announcement: In 2024 you can watch the competition live!

About the championship

Conducted jointly by the Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) and the 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.

2024 Schedule

Tuesday 14 May

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Competition Welcome and Draw
Franklin Wharf Restaurant and Event Centre Derwent Room
Murray Street Pier, 8 Morrison Street, Hobart

Wednesday 15 May

8.45 am – 5 pm Australasian Auctioneering Championships Heats
AURA Bar, Crowne Plaza Hotel
110 Liverpool Street, Hobart

Thursday 16 May 

8.00 am – 2.00 pm REIA Centennial Exhibition Hall
Commemorate 100 years of REIA; a historical display. Celebrate REIA’s Centennial at the #REIA100 photo booth. Connect with key industry partners and leaders.
Centurion, Level 4, Crowne Plaza Hotel
110 Liverpool Street, Hobart

1:45 pm – 4:40 pm Australasian Auctioneering Championships Final
AURA Bar, Crowne Plaza Hotel
110 Liverpool Street, Hobart

6.30 pm Gala Dinner
Princes Wharf 1
Castray Esplanade

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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2024 Sponsors

Platinum Partner

Gold Partner

Gold Partner

Silver Partner

Bronze Partners


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Book Accommodation

Click the link below to view our recommended hotel. Based in the heart of Hobart, Crowne Plaza Hobart, The Tasman, Vibe Hotel Hobart and Travelodge Hotel Hobart are offering great discounts for AUSTROS competitors and guests. The hotels are close to the competition venue, and you will find some fabulous restaurants very close by.



Hosted by REIT

The Real Estate Institute of Tasmania (REIT) is a member organisation representing the views and the professional needs of its members – these being more than 170 real estate agents (and their staff) throughout the state. REIT was formed in 1945, primarily in response to the need for an industry body that represented the profession when legislation was being formulated that impacted on how real estate transactions were conducted in this state. Today REIT is committed to providing opportunities to assist members achieve a more competitive edge in today’s business environment.