How does an auction work?

An auction is a public sale where items are sold. A lot is an item or group of items within an auction, and a lot is sold to the person with the highest bid (offer of money). There is a time frame for bidding to take place and you must place your bid before the lot (item in an auction) closes.

Traditionally, bidders would gather in person in front of an auctioneer who would call out the lots one at a time and take bids from the audience. These days, our auctions are online which makes them accessible for everyone across Australia or around the world!

Bids are taken on our website and must be placed before the closing time. If someone bids within the last 15 seconds of a lot’s closing time, the time will extend giving everyone else a chance to bid again.

We know this might sound overwhelming, that’s why the first lot of our online auctions is an ‘L’ plate where online auction learners can practice their bidding on an imaginary lot. Don’t worry, you aren’t actually bidding for real, just practicing!

If you would like more help or information, just click below to contact our friendly team.

Scott Webber

Head Of Valuations

Accredited Senior Appraiser

Licensed Auctioneer

Qualifications & Affiliations

American Society of Appraisers (ASA)


Scott Webber is one of the founding partners at Lloyds and has worked for the company from its inception in 2004. In that time Scott has been a Licensed Auctioneer and Qualified ASA Valuer. Prior to Lloyds, Scott was a Farm Manager at Cubbie Station in Queensland, he has an earthmoving and agricultural background.

Scott is heavily involved in daily valuations. He acts for a wide range of clients and vendors including Insurance companies, Financiers, Insolvency Practitioners, Government branches, Joint Ventures and Alliances, large companies, and private individuals. Scott personally co-signs and oversees every valuation report completed by Lloyds. On average the Lloyds valuations department conducts over 500 appraisals per financial year.

Scott has managed many auctions and private sales, previously completing an approximate average of 400-800 traditional auction lots per week. Given that the Lloyds system is now online, traditional auctions are very minimal and are completed in a simulcast method, to comply with contracts we have with major government departments. Although Scott’s focus is currently Valuations, he still oversees and runs auctions weekly on a wide variety of assets from motor vehicles to very specialised process lines.

Scott offers a wealth of experience as an Auctioneer and Valuer in all aspects of Valuations and Asset Disposals.

Having headed disposal programs for Major Infrastructure Alliances, Joint Venture partnerships and Government projects throughout Australia, Scott has a wide range of experience in the Civil Construction, Earthmoving, Manufacturing and Agricultural sectors offering a “turn key” service from start to finish.

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