Our Family Comes First

More than 30 days ago, our management team commenced putting a plan together to protect our people in case the virus affected Australians.

Over the last week you may have seen an email or two come from us about a new initiative we are calling ‘Family First’. Since 2004 Lloyds Auctions have, and will always, operate as one big family.

We are determined to do whatever it takes to ensure the safety and peace of mind of our team, our customers and our community – Our Family.

If you are reading this, know that we consider you a part of the family as well.

We believe these unprecedented times call for big action to be taken. Let us know, what can we do to help YOU?

Some real life examples of how we can help

  • Do you need food or supplies (including free sanitiser) to be dropped off to you?

  • Do you need help with financial support?

  • Do you need to clarify any health questions, social distancing issues or recent information releases from the government?

  • If you are a business, do you need help with some free transport or storage?

  • Do you have excess staff that we or any of our extended family could hire or keep busy?

  • Do you need help to quickly free up cash?
“Good Morning Lee,Your email has caused a lump in my throat. There are many emails of support coming out but yours has cut right through to the heart. You and your team (family) are proving to be a angel warrior in these dark days………but with people like yourselves, I know we will all get through this. I love what you do, what you stand for and what I have purchased at Lloyds Auctions. You are truly a shining star. From all of us ……Thank You! (typing with tears rolling down my cheeks! :)” 

We don’t mind what your question is, what time you ask it, or how big or small…

You are a part of our family and we will continue to treat you that way.

We can’t do the amazing things that we do on a daily basis without the amazing PEOPLE like you that support us.

In the weekend, our team worked tirelessly answering phone calls, web chat, email and SMS 24 hours a day to make sure we stayed on top of what was needed.

Some of the team put together care packs of hand sanitiser, face masks and surface spray while others hit the streets, distributing them to every customer they could.

As the situation is changing daily, our Family First strategy team meet daily and all our decisions are focused on the wellbeing of you – our people, our customers and our community.

Speaking with thousands of people who have already reached out to our offer of support, it has become clear that there continues to be an overwhelming demand for sanitisation products.

Our ‘Family First’ team has worked day and night to source thousands of these products under almost impossible conditions, with one goal in mind – to give it away for FREE!

We have thousands of packs ready to deliver for FREE to those who need it most. Does this include you?

Reach out to us now and protect your family.

“Wow, may I say, Im impressed. There are so many emails around about Covid 19 and yours stands out for its beautiful human approach. Im sitting here writing this with a tear in my eye, because I am touched. I am fine, and the generous offer is so beautifully connecting and genuine, so I wanted you to know how much I appreciate it. Thank You!”

Where to from here?

While it is important to stay optimistic, it is fair to say that some of us are in for a hard time. Our commitment to our family however, has not faltered, if anything – it gets stronger by the day. We will continue to provide whatever we can for you; our team, our customers and our community (our family) that have supported us through our long history.

From this afternoon we will be offering thousands of sanitisation products on our website for FREE, shipped anywhere in Australia for FREE. Lots include 50ml Hand Sanitiser, 125ml Surface Disinfectant and Medical Masks. Please place an order while stocks last.

Our Family First mantra is to ensure the safety of our family. In the interest of keeping our extended family safe, our warehouses will be closed to the public from midnight, Wednesday 25th March. As always our auctions are 100% ONLINE and will continue to run as normal.

We know lots of you love coming in and picking up the items you bought and that can also save a little bit of money on shipping. So to help out, we have credited our customers with FREE NATIONWIDE Delivery Vouchers that combined add up to millions of dollars.

“Dear Lloyd’s, First let me thank you for such a great offer and if someone needs help they can feel free to contact you. We are fine and looking forward to buying something else from your company (even though my wife says no at times) and let me say I have not once come into Lloyd’s at Carrara and see an employee unhappy, maybe some buyers might get a little uptight but that will always occur.”

We encourage you to get involved if you can

While the COVID-19 virus is causing a lot of upheaval and confusion, it has also brought out the best in our community.

You may have seen the heart warming story on 9 News about strangers helping strangers and social media groups and other businesses organizing food and services for those who are struggling.

If you need inspiration for what you can be doing to help during this time, look up Facebook page ‘Love Your Neighbour’ or check out the many other similar ones that are doing amazing things for their communities.

We would love to see everyone doing something kind and caring in this uncertain time when others are needing it most.

In times of crisis we turn to our family for help and guidance because we know and we trust they will have our health and wellbeing at heart.

You have all supported us through buying, selling and bidding across our long history… It’s time for us to support you and you to support your communities too.

It’s time for us to pull together as one big family and together we will get through this safely.

As one of our family members you can call us 24 hours a day 7 days a week on the family line 1800 456 588, Email us at [email protected] or click our live chat bubble in the bottom right hand corner of our website to talk to us directly. 

These are manned by the Lloyds family team members, please feel free to reach out.

Matt Kalinski

Head Of Valuations

Qualifications & Affiliations

American Society of Appraisers Candidate Member

Certified Practicing Valuer AVAA


Matt has been in the valuations space for many years and has extensive experience in the space across an abundance of various industries. He now leads the valuations teams for Lloyds Auctions with a passion for encouraging his team to set and achieve high goals and produce great results for the company whilst growing the team’s skills starting with a great culture and team mindset.