Woodlands Antique Auctions
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To all our valued clients, vendors and buyers, subject to the Government’s restrictions we are now conducting online LIVE Auctions

                                                        This sale will be a LIVE online sale

We will be unable to have bidders in the room on the day of the sale but you can bid through invaluable. We can also accept absentee bids & phone bids outside of invaluable & therefore our buyers premium of 20% applies instead of the 25% premium though invaluable. We will be selling at a rate of around 120 lots/hour & there is no time limit for each lot that will close when the bidding stops as is usual in a live sale.

Our sales will now be operated through invaluable & can be accessed by the link below. Copy & paste in your taskbar


You will have to register with them & after gaining approval, you can leave bids on any items you are interested in purchasing. There is a starting bid for which you will need to meet or exceed in order to place a bid. If you are having trouble with the process, then please contact me & I will try to guide you through. Once completed, you will be able to bid automatically for any future sales. When filling out your details please ensure you click your STATE.

We will now be able to have viewing in person but we may have to restrict numbers in the room as per the restrictions at the time. If there are too many people wanting to view at any one time, we will ask you to please be patient & wait outside until a person leaves. You will be required to give us your name & phone number on entry in case there is a need for contact tracing. We also ask that you are only accompanied by a partner or friend who is also interested in viewing items with an intention to purchase. We are unfortunately unable to accept children only because it will restrict the number of people that can view at that time. 


                                 There will be NO viewing or collection on the day of the sale.

We can provide condition reports for you and arrange postage/Courier options or appointments for a contactless pickup. As a guide please see our estimated shipping costs. If you need a more accurate estimate, please email me & I will return a quote.

                                                      Shipping costs

Within Australia - smaller items

This is relatively inexpensive & a very cost effective way of purchasing items without the hassle of driving to collect them yourself, especially if you are interstate. I recommend using Fastway couriers as they are door to door & up to 20kg per box. As a rough guide prices are as follows- Victoria: Melbourne down to Mornington, Kyneton to Echuca, Beechworth to Wagga Wagga $15, west of Apollo bay but south of Hamilton $20, Rest of state $26 NSW: South as far as Sydney $19, North to Brisbane $28, rest of State up to $40. Queensland: Up to Brisbane $26, North to Cairns $30, Cairns $40 Perth: from $30 but will not cover around the state. An individual quote will be required. Tasmania: $26 All other States $60+

Some delivery areas, especially country & if it is oversize this cost can be greater, so to be sure of exact cost, please ask me to get a quote. I will use Australia post for the smaller & lighter items where their costs are lower than Fastway. Be aware that postage for heavier items is a lot more expensive so if you live at the opposite ends of Australia from Victoria, postage will be expensive so you may want me to give you a rough quote before considering to bid on a an item.

Within Australia – Furniture

For a standard chest of drawers for example, Local deliveries in Geelong area are around $55 for 1 item & gradually increasing from there but it works out cheaper per item. Melbourne CBD or suburbs on this side of the bay will start from $110 for 1 item & again the cost will gradually increase> we can obtain quotes for you in advance. For much larger items i.e. large wardrobe, the costs are roughly double. For items to be sent interstate as a rough guide, for Canberra, Sydney & up to Brisbane, costs are from $180 to $265 per item & $100 per additional item, within city limits. Extra charges apply if north of Brisbane or west of Sydney. Perth is $300, Adelaide $250. Country areas are too hard to generalize & will need an individual calculation. Please ask for a quote beforehand to confirm.


I usually use Australia Post & costs vary considerably between countries, method of delivery & size & weight of items. Small items packed in bubble wrap bags are very inexpensive & will cost between $10-30. Parcels are more expensive but cost less if you require standard airfare that takes between at least 7 days with no extra frills inc no tracking. To best find out costs please visit Australia post at http://auspost.com.au/apps/postage-calculator.html. This is a postage calculator where you can accurately see your options & determine for yourself how much you have to pay. For fragile items such as ceramics & glass, they may need double packing & this will add extra to the weight. To find the weight of the item please contact me & I will let you know. I recommend using Express Post International as it will be given a tracking number which is useful in case of loss or delays.

Packing & handling costs

For small items such as bubble wrap envelopes, we charge $16.50 For parcels we charge $22 per box. Items that are exceptionally large or fragile that need specialist off-site services will be charged accordingly.

For an accurate cost on any of these estimates above, please ask for a quote so there are no surprises!!