Terms & Conditions

Armitage Auctions information on selling and buying, together with our sale terms and conditions.


We sell all manner of goods from antique furniture and collectors items, to modern household furniture, china, glass, metalwares, handyman items, books, art, and even motor vehicles, boats, caravans, trailers and much more... If unsure about any item you are thinking of selling, please contact our office.


We can also assist you:

- with arranging cartage of your items, if required
- providing a valuation, if requested
- packing, sorting and removing items to our auction rooms

Please be aware that vendors of goods are paid out approximately 6-8 working days after the auction.

For further details or information, please contact one of our Senior Auctioneers:

- Neil O'Brien :  (03) 6326 2555 or 0408 342 585
- Andrew Snooks :  (03) 6326 2555 or 0408 315 188
- Terry Bell : (03) 6326 2555



We hold regular antique, collectables & general household contents auctions every second Wednesday in our White City Auction Rooms at 9 Goodman Crt in Invermay, Launceston - please view our interactive map for more details.

Our Auctions are advertised in the Launceston Examiner, front section of the newspaper on the Saturday prior to each auction. You may thoroughly inspect all items in our rooms  Saturday 9am-12pm, Monday & Tuesday 8:30am-5pm before the auction, and from 8am on the auction morning.

If you are unable to attend an auction, you may either leave an absentee bid at our office, email a bid to us by clicking on 'leave a bid' in our menu, or telephone us on  (03) 6326 2555, or fax  (03) 6326 2777.

You may also bid live on the phone (subject to approval), just contact our office.|

When leaving a bid we will not be held responsible for any error made on your behalf. All items must be paid for within 2 working days of the auction and collected as soon as possible. We accept cash, eftpos, credit card (1.5% surcharge), direct deposit into our trust account or cheque by prior arrangement.

We charge a buyers premium on all items purchased at auction of 16.5% plus GST (1.65%) which makes a total of 18.15% on top of the hammer price.

We can also arrange transport for your purchases if required, either in Tasmania or Interstate... Please contact us on  (03) 6326 2555, for further details.



Written by: an Armitage Auctions Administrator
Dated: from 4 April 2017 : change of terms, payment terms including direct deposit,



1. The highest bidder shall be the purchaser but in the event of any dispute arising between two or more bidders the ultimate purchaser may be determined by the Auctioneer, whose decision shall be final or he may put up the lot or lots again.

2. The Vendors shall have the right to bid either by the Auctioneers or their Agents for any lots offered.

3. The Auctioneer may, without giving a reason, refuse to accept the bid of any person or persons, and may decline the offer for any lot or lots at any time.

4. Immediately after the fall of the hammer the buyer shall, if requested by the Auctioneers, pay a deposit of not less than 10 per cent of the purchase price of the lot and any further deposits when requested.

5. The whole of the lots having been available for inspection, no allowance or refunds will be made, nor will any buyer be permitted to reject any lot on the ground that is not correctly described, the said lots are to be taken with all faults (if any) and will be at the buyers risk on fall of the hammer and thereafter the Vendor will be free of all responsibility for safe-guarding the goods and will not be liable for any loss of or damage to the goods whether such loss or damage is caused or contributed to by any act, neglect or default of the Vendor, its servants, employees or agents.

6. Any deficiency in the quantity described shall not vitiate the sale but neither the Vendor nor the Auctioneers shall be accountable for the deficiency, damage or loss which may arise thereafter.

7. In the event of non-compliance with any of the above Terms & Conditions, all monies paid by the Purchaser shall be absolutely forfeited and the goods purchased may be sold, either by Public Auction or Private Contract, without notification at the risk and expense of the former Purchaser who shall be liable for any deficiency which may arise together with all costs and charges, but shall not be entitled to any profit which may accrue from such resale. Furthermore all items sold remain the property of the Vendor until such time as lots are fully paid for and any payment by cheque, cleared.

8. The Auctioneers are selling as agents for the respective Vendors of all lots. A commission is charged to the Vendor. The Auctioneers do not warrant the title to any lot and shall not be responsible for deficiency in any such title.

9. All lots are at risk of the Purchaser immediately upon the fall of the hammer.

10. Purchaser shall be responsible for cartage and storage costs incurred should they fail to pick up goods by the nominated time.

11. A Buyers Premium of 16.5% + GST 1.65% - (18.15% total) is payable by the purchaser on top of the hammer price on all lots sold.


Our Terms:

Strictly cash, Visa, MasterCard, Bankcard, EFTPOS, and direct deposit (funds need to be present in our account) prior to delivery unless otherwise arranged with the management of Armitage Auctions -  (03) 6326 2555

Last updated: (Tuesday, 4 April 2017 11:19am)

[Please note: our auctions are held on a Wednesday every fortnight, specialty and onsite auctions are held periodically throughout the year, and our auctions are advertised in the front section of the Launceston Examiner (our local paper) on the Saturday prior to the auction].

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