The Society of Auctioneers and Appraisers (SA) Inc.

Representing the specialist interests of Auctioners, Appraisers & Agents of Real Estate, General & Livestock


Vision Statement: To develop and enhance the professional standards of Members through Training, Technology, Innovation & Representation


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The Society of Auctioneers & Appraisers (SA) is the Professional Body representing the specialist interests of Auctioneers & Appraisers in South Australia. The Society is a vibrant body of top class practitioners who strive to raise the professional standards of its Members through Nationally Accredited Training and the respected News Australia SA Golden Gavel and Schools Auction Idol Competition where Members and Students aspire to excellence by competing.

We also provide electronic Real Estate Forms to the Industry in South Australia for Residential, Rural, Commercial and Property Management and include Form 1 which is backed up by training, legislative advice and updates.


Our Members appraise, sell, auction and value Real Estate (Residential, Commercial, Industrial and Rural), Plant & Machinery, Antiques, Fine Art & Livestock and many other varied categories which are outlined in our online Member’s Search.

We have a Membership in excess of 330 professionals which represent the Principals and Key decision makers of Real Estate, General & Livestock Companies both Metropolitan & Country including Major Franchise Groups as well as Independents.

As our Members are invariably the Principals and Key decision makers, our Membership of 330 plus can be projected to have a promotional reach of in excess of 3000 Industry personnel. Combined sales across our Membership are estimated at being in excess of $3Billion annually.


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The Society of Auctioneers & Appraisers (SA) Inc. has exclusive rights to the highest profile Industry Event in Australia known as the ‘SALIFE GOLDEN GAVEL AWARDS’, which attracts significant media and public interest on an annual basis.


                                                                                                                2016 Golden Gavel Winner – Michael Fenn


                                                                                                                  2016 General Auctioneer – AJ Colman


This Major Industry Event was originally created by Past President Anthony Toop (FSAA Life) in 1993 and has been passionately supported by the entire Real Estate General & Livestock Auction Industry.



                                                                                                            2016 School's Auction Idol Winner - Isaiah Fabbro

In 2007, News Australia SA GOLDEN GAVEL Trustee, Mr. Lindsay Warner FSAA introduced the inaugural SCHOOL’S AUCTION IDOL COMPETITION where the concept had evolved after we were given the charter of succession planning by introducing the fantastic profession of Auctioneering to school students.

In consultation with Catholic Education, Education SA and TAFE we developed the format and workbooks so that students who participate receive credits towards their SACE certificate.

As part of this Event, students appeared conducting auctions at The Adelaide Fringe and live on Radio 5AA and received media coverage on Channel 10 News & The Advertiser and continual coverage in Messenger Community News from the Launch in February right through to the Finals in May and beyond! 

Our team of Senior Auctioneers worked with students as mentors “Supporting excellence in vocational and technical education in schools”Once again, the Society of Auctioneers & Appraisers (SA) Inc. leads Australasia in auction innovation.

The Grand final of the Auction Idols saw 3 students creating a piece of history and legacy representing their Schools, Brighton Secondary School, Rostrevor College and St Dominic’s Priory College where we were witness to our up and coming community leaders.

This fantastic concept will form an integral part of the Golden Gavel Awards from now on and students from years 11, 12 & 13 are eligible.

The level of exposure in print and television media as a result of this new initiative was absolutely phenomenal.

The Society views the School’s Idol Competition coupled with the Golden Gavel Awards as a strategic long term promotional vehicle and it is our intention for this Event to become a major part of a International Training program. We have registered the name in Australia and New Zealand.


Vision Statement

The Society will continue to develop and enhance the professional standards of Members to the Public through Training, Technology, Innovation & Representation. 

Professional advice is available on the Appraisals and Auctions of:


Agricultural Machinery 
Business Equipment 
Catering and Restaurant Equipment 
Earthmoving Machinery 
Fine Art 
Household Furniture

Licensed Premises
Liquor Stocks 
Motor Vehicles 
Plant and Equipment 
Real Estate-Commercial and Industrial 
Real Estate-Residential 
Rural Properties 
Transport Industry 
Vineyards and Wineries