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People who refuse to pay their debt – whether linked to outstanding fines (resulting from unpaid infringements) or as a result of a civil court judgement – risk having their goods seized by sheriff’s officers and sold at public auction.

Any money generated from the sale of seized goods is directed towards paying off the debt incurred (the original amount plus enforcement-related costs) by the owner.

Sheriff’s officers are authorised to seize a variety of personal possessions, including vehicles and assets.

When seizing goods (vehicles/assets) there are two forms of action sheriff’s officers can take:

  • seize and remove (vehicles/assets)
  • wheel clamp, detain and then seize (vehicles only)

Auctioneers

Manheim (External link) (predominantly vehicles, trucks and machinery)

Leonard Joel (External link) (jewellery and art)

Breen Auction Group (External link) (general goods)

Grays Online (External link) (general goods)

Auction dates

Please contact the auction houses directly.

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.