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Why does the Sheriff seize vehicles/assets?

Sheriff's officers enforce warrants from both the criminal and civil jurisdiction.

Some warrants direct a Sheriff's officer to seize and sell property belonging to the person named in the warrant if the outstanding fine or court ordered debt is not paid.


Property seized by Sheriff's officers, such as vehicles, are sold at public auctions at venues across Victoria and online. The proceeds of the sale of seized goods are used to pay off the debt incurred (the original amount plus enforcement related costs) by the owner.

Potential buyers of property sold at Sheriff's auctions should note that items can be withdrawn at any time if payment of the outstanding fine or debt is made.


The Sheriff currently sells property, including vehicles, through a number of commercial auctioneers.

These include:

Manheim (External link)

Autorola (External link)

Ebay (External link)

Upcoming auctions

Auction Date Asset Auctioneer
 20 January 2016  1998 BMW Z3  AUTOROLA
 20 January 2016  2004 HONDA ACCORD EURO  AUTOROLA
 20 January 2016  2005 FORD ESCAPE  AUTOROLA
 20 January 2016  2009 KIA RONDO  AUTOROLA
 20 January 2016  2004 BMW 320ci  AUTOROLA
 20 January 2016  2005 BMW 530I  AUTOROLA
 20 January 2016  2003 MERCEDES-BENZ ML350  AUTOROLA
 20 January 2016  2012 HOLDEN BARINA  AUTOROLA
 20 January 2016  1998 HOLDEN COMMODORE  AUTOROLA
 20 January 2016  2011 HOLDEN COMMODORE  AUTOROLA
 20 January 2016  2010 HOLDEN CRUZE  AUTOROLA
 20 January 2016  2011 FORD FALCON  AUTOROLA
 20 January 2016  2006 CHRYSLER 300C  AUTOROLA
 20 January 2016  2003 HOLDEN CALAIS  AUTOROLA
 20 January 2016  2010 TOYOTA AURION  AUTOROLA
 25 January 2016  2014 HYUNDAI I30 SE  MANHEIM
 25 January 2016  2009 NISSAN TIDA  MANHEIM
 25 January 2016  2013 MAZDA 3  MANHEIM
 25 January 2016  2015 HYUNDAI I30  MANHEIM
 25 January 2016  2006 MERCEDES-BENZ CLK350  MANHEIM
 25 January 2016  2002 NISSAN NAVARA  MANHEIM
 25 January 2016  2008 FORD FALCON  MANHEIM
 25 January 2016  2010 ISUZU DMAX  MANHEIM
 25 January 2016  2007 SUBARU WRX  MANHEIM
 25 January 2016  2004 TOYOTA RAV4  MANHEIM


Real estate auctions

Visit the Real estate auctions by the Sheriff page of this website.

Please note: This page refers only to the seizure and sale of goods related to outstanding infringement (fines) matters and debt related to civil court judgments.

For information about crime-related confiscation, please visit the asset confiscation page of this website.


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The department acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Custodians of the land and acknowledges and pays respect to their Elders, past and present.