Justin Nickerson from Queensland was announced as the winner on 24th October 2019, his third win.
Justin is the only Australian to win the Australasian Auctioneer of the Year three times. He is also a four-time winner of the REIQ Auctioneer of Year award, again being the only auctioneer in the state to achieve this distinction.
For Caporn Young auctioneer Adam Piller, those final moments of his call bring together buyers and sellers united in their need for a desired result. Everything comes down to auction day. Adam guides his clients through a process in which sellers can really control the sale of their property, while buyers see the market in its truest arena. Dedicated to the art of the auction Adam trains daily, continually upgrading his skills to ensure the best outcome for all involved.
Alec began his career in real estate in 2010 as a sales agent, and quickly developed a passion for the auction process. Calling auctions across the region for Ray White Canberra he's an avid participant in auctioneering competitions, believing the forum not only tests abilities but sharpens skills. Enjoying success at last year’s competition he looks to once again represent the ACT in the upcoming Australasian championships. In addition to raising a young family, he enjoys volunteering his time and skills to local charities and community groups.
Jenna has been in the Canberra real estate industry since 2014 with experience across several key roles. Jenna is a qualified Auctioneer and recently won the REIACT Novice Auctioneer of the Year Award for 2018, and the Apollo Invitation Auction Competition's Rookie of the Year. With self-motivation and a passion for real estate, Jenna's enthusiasm is infectious. She drives energy from working with people and consistent in building long-term relationships.
Distinguished by his natural confidence and unwavering dedication to achieving exceptional results, Leon Axford is an auctioneer that will go the extra mile to see his clients realise their goals. Leon’s highly adaptive approach is invaluable in the ever-changing auctioneering arena, along with his intuitive communication skills essential for negotiating with bidders and maximizing results.
Clarence is a three-time winner of the REINSW Award for Excellence in Auctioneering (2014, 2017, 2018) and was the runner up at the Australasian Auctioneering Championships in 2017. Clarence spent 4 years calling auctions for McGrath Estate Agents and a further 2 years for Bresic Whitney before establishing his own independent brand in 2018.
Aaron is a proud father of two, a very handy golfer and an all-round competitive sportsman. He is energetic, with years of experience as an award winning real-estate agent and auctioneer. Widely passionate about auctioneering, Aaron is ecstatic that after eight years of competition he is finally the Senior Winner of the 2019 REINZ National Real Estate Auctioneering Championships.
Robert Tulp is a man who understands real estate. Since joining the real estate sector in 1992 Robert has filled many roles – Sales Consultant, Manager, Business Owner, Real Estate Mentor and Auctioneer – a career path that has taken him all the way to being the National Auction Manager for New Zealand’s largest real estate company. He has called auctions in the residential, rural, mortgagee and commercial fields as well as coaching and mentoring sales consultants, managers, business owners and auctioneers in the art of auction.
A key figure in Darwin’s auction resurgence Daniel’s drive, enthusiasm and innate ability to get into the hearts and minds of buyers have proven invaluable assets in the auctioneering arena. Daniel was formally recognised as the NT’s auctioneer of the year in both 2017 and 2018. Daniel’s skill in commanding the attention and quickly connecting with people in everyday life has seen him expand Real Estate Central’s dominance of the Top End Auction business and grow its market share considerably.
For over 31 years Dominic has been serving buyers and sellers in Alice Springs. Previously he worked in building industry. Over 3 decades he has sold hundreds of properties, from a house that became a convent to the old Drive-In site for $2.5M. He is known as the local go to guy for Charity Auctions and enjoys doing his best for the local community. Dom is working hard to make Real Estate in the Red Centre a more auction orientated market.
David kick started his career on the general auction floors of Melbourne and was quick to experience success. It was not long before David’s professional goals prompted his relocation to Queensland, in pursuit of a successful real estate career. David has had formal training with some of the industry’s best international auctioneers and has worked with large auction groups. After serving LJ Hooker nationally as the Chief Auctioneer for several years, David now owns Metro Auctions.
Formally recognised as the leading auctioneer across Australasia, Justin is the only Australian to win the Australasian auctioneer of the year twice in the history of the award. He is also a four-time winner of the REIQ Auctioneer of Year award, again being the only auctioneer in the state to achieve this distinction. Justin’s unwavering belief and understanding of the auction process is the cornerstone of his working relationships. His love of auctioneering translates to an energy that is irresistible on auction day.
Michael is the Principal of LJ Hooker Greenwith | Golden Grove | Mawson Lakes and respected Auctioneer for the LJ Hooker group. His talents as an auctioneer began in 2006 after being crowned winner of the Novice Auctioneer competition at the SA Golden Gavel Awards. Since then Michael has gone from strength to strength – a three-time Finalist of the Australasian Auctioneering Championships; three-time Winner of the SA Golden Gavel Awards in 2011, 2012 and 2016, and his most recent achievement, winner of the 2018 LJ Hooker International Auction Icon for the second time.
Bronte Manuel is the Director of Residential Sales at Toop & Toop Real Estate and is one of South Australia’s the most sought-after Auctioneers. Having been a Sales Partner for over 11 years, Bronte is the new breed of agent. He’s enthusiastic, innovative & committed to pushing the envelope and setting a new standard for his clients. Bronte is the youngest ever winner of the SA Golden Gavel Award, and the only back-back-back-back winner of the South Australian Auctioneering championships.
Sam Woolcock has represented Tasmania on 4 occasions in the Australasians. He is a Partner in his Firm at Knight Frank Tasmania which employs around 90 people with offices in Hobart, Launceston and Devonport. Sam actively sells in the Launceston market specializing in lifestyle and top end properties. In a career spanning over 20 years he has been involved in most of the significant sales in Launceston which is a testament to his strong local involvement in his community.
Luke is a property consultant and auctioneer with Woodards Blackburn in Victoria. Competitive by nature, Luke thrives under competition conditions. With five years of auctioneering experience he is always looking for opportunities to expand his skill set, one of the main reasons for competing. A former REIV Novice Auctioneer of the Year and two-time REIV Senior Auctioneer of the Year, Luke is looking forward to the challenge to compete against Australasia’s best auctioneers.
Regarded as one of Melbourne’s finest auctioneers by peers and vendors, Paul is a Director and Auctioneer at The Auction Company. His patience, professionalism and ability to entertain are often referenced, as well as his active interest in the emotional and financial journey of vendors. Experienced across both the commercial and residential sectors, Paul is passionate about auctioneering as a specialist area of the property sales industry and is constantly honing his craft in order to become the best he can be.
Tom is a Licensed Real Estate Agent & Auctioneer, with over 30 years’ experience. He commenced selling Real Estate in 1987 and is of the firm opinion that Real Estate is the longest apprenticeship known to man! One day when I grow up, I’d like to sell boats!
Tuesday, 22nd October
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Wednesday, 23rd October
9:00am – 4:30pm
Wednesday, 23rd October
Thursday, 24th October
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Thursday, 24th October
7:00pm – 11:30pm
Indulge an intimate dessert masterclass with the Head Chef at Melbourne’s own Le Petit Gâteau. Designed to impress even the most discerning cake lover, this ‘Willy Wonka’ style experience will see Chef create an edible dessert garden. Le Petit Gâteau is known for its irresistible cakes and tarts.
Location: Melbourne CBD
Time & Date: 5:00pm, Monday 21st October
Duration: 2 hours
Cost: $88 per person
Nothing can match the tradition and heritage of the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Explore the inner sanctum of the MCG, walk on the hallowed arena and experience where legends play. Gain an insight into Melbourne's sporting culture while exploring one of the world's most iconic stadiums, as you hear from the proud MCC volunteers and go behind the scenes of the 'G.
Location: MCG, Jolimont
Time & Date: 2:00pm, Tuesday 22nd October
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: $21 per person
Enjoy 18 holes of golf whilst taking in the spectacular scenery of the Yarra Valley and views towards the Melbourne CBD. Heidelberg Golf Club (30 mins from the CBD) offers beautifully manicured Santa Ana fairways and bent grass greens.
Location: Heidelberg Golf Club
Time & Date: From 10:00am, Tuesday 22nd October
Cost: $40 per person, includes Green fees only. Club and cart hire can be arranged on request
No special actions required, all sites you make with Mobirise are mobile-friendly. You don't have to create a special mobile version of your site, it will adapt automagically.
Cut down the development time with drag-and-drop website builder. Drop the blocks into the page, edit content inline and publish - no technical skills required.
Choose from the large selection pre-made blocks - full-screen intro, bootstrap carousel, slider, responsive image gallery with, parallax scrolling, sticky header and more.
5 min walk to Federation Square
15 min walk to Crown Towers
6 min walk to Federation Square
13 min walk to Crown Towers
7 min walk to Federation Square
14 min walk to Crown Towers
7 min walk to Federation Square
12 min walk to Crown Towers
11 min walk to Federation Square
12 min walk to Crown Towers
12 min walk to Federation Square
Welcome Cocktail Party & Draw
Winner Presentation at the REIV Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner