Auction Viewings

Elder Fine Art holds its viewings for the three days prior to the auction. The viewing times can be found in our advertising leading up to the auction and are open to the public. Viewing days are usually the Thursday, Friday and Saturday prior to the Sunday Auction. Full auction details can also be found online.


All potential buyers intending to purchase at our auctions are required to register prior to the commencement of a sale. Bidders cards are available form our desks in either of our auction rooms. You can also register on the day with the auction clerk at the rear of the auction rooms. Phone and Absentee bidders are registered automatically by our staff and are assigned a bidding number.

Auction Catalogues

Catalogues can be obtained at the auction viewings prior to the auction.

The online catalogue is available approximately 10 – 14 days prior to auction. You can be notified when this is available by registering your details in the Auction Alert Section on our website.

Condition Reports

Although we recommend for people to view works prior to buying at auction, we realise that it is not possible for all our clients. If you would like to know the condition of a lot, we can do this prior to the auction via Telephone or Email. It is the sole responsibility of a buyer to be satisfied with the work or item prior to buying at auction. Condition reports given are the sole view of Elder Fine Art and Elder Fine Art only and should not is not a warranty on that or any other lot.

Condition of Items

The majority of works offered by Elder Fine Art come directly from private collections, estates or from families that have had the works in their  possession for many years and will usually show signs of use and age.

All property is offered in “as is” condition, and prices are not reduced due to pre-existing flaws. We encourage you to thoroughly inspect the property and request a Condition Report prior to bidding.

Terms and Conditions of Sale

Elder Fine Art recommends for all prospective buyers to read and agree with the Terms and Conditions of our auctions prior to bidding. The Terms & Conditions can be found on our on your registration card, in the auction catalogue and are also available on this website.

Buyers Premium

Buyers Premium 18.7% (GST Inclusive)

Bidding at Auction

Prior to bidding at auction you are required to register with the auction clerk. Once you have registered with us you will be given a bidders number which will be the number you use during the auction. If you are bidding on an item and you are the final bidder prior to the auctioneers hammer fall, you need to show or announce your number to the auctioneer and he or she will record your number as well as the price for that lot sold.


All works are expected to be paid for and collected 5 days after the sale unless other arrangements have been made prior. Payments can be made by Cash, Cheque, Direct Deposit and or Credit Card. Credit cards incur a 1.5% surcharge. We accept MasterCard & Visa.

Telephone and Absentee Bidding

Elder Fine Art offers to all its clients a Phone and Absentee bidding service. If you are unable to attend the auction, or live interstate or overseas, you can submit a bid via phone or absentee bidding. Phone and Absentee Bidding Forms are available from this website or you can Contact Us and we can organise it over the phone.

A phone bid means that you will be called during the auction and you will bid live over the phone with one of our phone bidding specialists. If you place an absentee bid, this simply means we will bid on your behalf at an amount set by you prior to auction. We would try to purchase the work as cheaply as possible on your behalf bidding up to the maximum amount left by the bidder. This is based on the reserve of the work and the amount left by the absentee bidder.

Direct Deposit Payments

Payments can be made via direct deposit, please Contact Us for banking details. We ask that if you make a direct deposit payment, that you please put your name and invoice number as a reference, and advise us when a payment has been made. Works cannot be released until payments have been seen and cleared in our account.


All freight and transport costs are the responsibility of the buyer. It is the buyers responsibility to make their own freight arrangements and to ensure that all details are correct prior to collection.

Elder Fine Art are happy to work with you and help pack works for delivery. Depending on size, destination and budget, Elder Fine Art can recommend various ways on sending your work across Australia and Overseas.