Auction Competitions

In this highly competitive industry, the REIV auction competitions give you an opportunity to stand out and showcase your skills at the highest level. The Senior Auctioneers Competition is open to Members who have some experience in auctioneering. The Novice Auctioneers Competition provides a great platform for new entrants who have not yet called a public auction. 


Senior Auctioneers Competition

The Senior Auctioneer of the Year title is one of the most prestigious and coveted Awards for Excellence presented by the REIV. The winner and runner-up represent Victoria at the Australasian Real Estate Institutes' Auctioneering Championships. The competition is open to auctioneers across all residential, industrial and commercial real estate sectors.

2019 REIV Contestants for the Australasian Championships

  • Luke Banitsiotis, Woodards Blackburn
  • Paul Tzamalis, The Auction Company

Past Winners

2019 REIV Senior Auctioneering Competition Highlights

2018 Highlights


Novice Auctioneers Competition

The REIV Novice Auctioneers competition is held annually, giving auctioneers in the making a chance to test their skills on a live audience while also competing for the coveted REIV Novice Auctioneer of the Year Award.

This competition is open to budding auctioneers who have never called a public auction. The competition is open to auctioneers across all residential, industrial and commercial real estate sectors.

Past Winners

Key Dates for 2019







Fri, 12 July
Nomination Form

Tues, 13 August

Tue, 20 August

Tue, 27 August


All competitors must be current individual members of the REIV. Please contact events on 9205 6666 or email [email protected] for any queries regarding the competitions.

2018 Highlights 2017 Highlights

Australasian Real Estate Institutes’ Auctioneering Championship

The Australasian Auctioneering Championships is an annual event representing the most skilled and professional auctioneers that New Zealand and Australia have to offer.

The Championships are conducted jointly by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) and the Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA). The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) is proud to be hosting the 2018 Championships at the Q Theatre in Auckland on the 14th through to 16th of October.

The Australasian Real Estate Institutes' Auctioneering Championship brings together the winner and runner-up of each of the Australian State REI Auctioneering Competitions and the winner and runner-up of the national REINZ Auctioneering Competition.

Find out more about the 2019 Championships to be held in Melbourne

Master Auctioneering Program


The Master Auctioneering Program has been developed by the REIV and its Auctioneering Chapter to recognise some of our best auctioneers and set a benchmark for best practice auctioneering.

The accolade celebrates auctioneers who have excelled in their field, particularly in state or national competitions. Winners of the Senior Auctioneers' Competitions receive and retain the title of Master Auctioneer while they continue as members of the Institute.

The program was launched at the Australasian Auctioneering Championships Award presentation in September 2015. The REIV will work closely with the Master Auctioneers to continually enhance the skills and expertise of Victorian auctioneers.

Honour Roll: Master Autioneers