Are you looking to take up a new hobby or surprise someone with a cherished new toy? Perhaps you have always wanted to learn the violin or maybe you are a train set enthusiast from way back. If you’re feeling like something is missing from your life or if you want to spoil someone special than you can find an exciting range of toys, hobby items, musical instruments and toys available at auction.


Fishing, golf, soccer or cricket? Whatever you are into, you will be surprised by the quality and range of sporting goods available at auction.  We all know that a set of truly ace golf clubs can put quite a hole in the pocket, or that a mean fishing line might take its toll on the bank balance. Sporting goods don’t always come cheap.

The good news is when people move on from a sport and hobby they have quality equipment in their possession just sitting around that they would like to sell. They will seek to recoup their initial expenditure. Where do these items often end up? At auction houses, of course!

If you are after sporting goods and accessories you will find everything from bicycles to cricket bats available under the hammer. Popular brands include Huffy, Lowe, Schwinn, Kookaburra, Slazenger, Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Fila, Puma, and more. You can find in-demand gear like Kahuna cricket bats. True sporting enthusiasts look no further! Auctions are the perfect place to score the ultimate in fan memorabilia.

If you are into yoga, Pilates, dance or gymnastics then auctions are the place for you. From fitness mats to weights and gym clothing, auctions can help you score the equipment you need to get fit – without the exorbitant expenditure. You can find such popular brands as Lorna Jane and 2XU at a price that will allow you to treat yourself with a whole new ‘active wear’ wardrobe – with plenty of change left in your pocket.


Are you looking for a ‘Hatchable’? You never know when a popular toy might end up at auction. As children outgrow their playthings, fun and fantastic toys do make their way to the bidding hammer. This presents a great opportunity for parents looking for a cost effective way to keep their child entertained.

It’s not just toys for the ‘littlies’ that are available at auction. Popular board games and recreational goods are also readily sold. Maybe you are feeling some nostalgia for ‘Twister’ or ‘Monopoly’?  There’s nothing like the fun that comes from playing a good ‘ol board game and you’ll never know what interesting find you might happen upon at an auction.

Musical Instruments

Do you wish to reprise a musical hobby? Maybe take up learning the guitar again or get the guys back together for a garage band revival? Why pay full price when you can access musical instruments at auction. They make cheap and cheerful options for beginners. You can pick up a bargain that can get you started on your way to becoming a musical maestro.

Auctions sell a range of instruments such as guitars, violins, pianos, keyboards, percussion, brass instruments and more. Popular brands include Gibson, Fender, Ibanez, Casio, Gretsch Drums etc. With quality instruments going for a steal, your neighbours just might be in for a very rude shock when you start jamming with your friends!

It’s all in the name of fun. Auction houses are the perfect place for people with a hobby. Lloyds Auctioneers and Valuers are leaders in Australian Auctions both onsite and online. You’ll want to check out their range of sports, toys and musical instruments today.

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.