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.

Auctions

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Potential buyers of property sold at Sheriff's auctions should note that items can be withdrawn at any time if payment of the outstanding fine or debt is made.

Auctioneers

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

These include:

Auction Date Asset Auctioneer
commencing - 15 July 2015 2006 Toyota Hiace Van 2.5DT ebay Australia
Commencing - 20 September 2021 2008 Audi S3 Hatchback Quattro ebay Australia
SOLD 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Vogue ebay Australia
TBA 2014 MERCEDES-BENZ A250 Sport TBA
TBA 2012 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LIMITED 3.0DT TBA

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.