Bidding at an auction can be both exciting and intimidating to the uninitiated. This guide seeks to de-mystify the auction process and provide clarification on the roles  and responsibilities of auctioneers and bidders. New legislation that came into effect on 21 August 2006 requires that all people bidding at an auction must provide their names, addresses and proof of identity to the Auctioneer prior to the auction in order for their bids to be accepted.

You can register at any time prior to the auction and you will need to provide the Auctioneer with your name, address and Class-A identification (e.g. drivers licence or passport).  The Auctioneer will provide you with a bidder number which must be displayed by you when making a bid during the course of the auction.

For all the information you need, see the Office of Fair Trading Website.

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