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Time to Bid for Good at the Sydney Airport Lost Property Auction

October 10, 2017 Responsible Tourism No Comments Email Email

The Sydney Airport Lost Property Auction kicks off this week, with thousands of items going under the hammer to raise funds for charity.

Sydney Airport Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Kerrie Mather called on members of the public to bid to support charities delivering great work in the Sydney area.

“We’re looking forward to another big result this year as we call on the generosity of the community to help us raise as much as possible for charity,” Ms Mather said.

“With 150,000 people visiting the airport every day, it’s inevitable some things are left behind and this is a great way to find them a new home, and support a great cause.

“The auction gets underway this week and we want everyone to know when they’re bidding, they’re Bidding for Good!”

Members of the public will have the chance to take part in a public viewing day at Pickles Auctions tomorrow, before the online auction starts on Wednesday.

The auction will be managed by Pickles and each day will see a different category of items go under the hammer, with everything from clothing and electronics to jewellery, cosmetics and accessories up for grabs.

Pickles Online, Light Industrial and Recreational Manager Richard White said that while Pickles hosts over 150 auctions on site and online everymonth, the Sydney Airport Lost Property Auction is definitely one that stands out.

“The Sydney Airport Lost Property Auction is such a unique sale with so many valuable items for sale, including some that are brand new, so it’sa great chance for anyone to grab a bargain and support a number of great charities,” Mr White said.

The first $100,000 raised by the auction will form a major grant for 107 Projects to help fund their Joynton Avenue Creative Centre in Green Square’s new 278-hectare community and cultural precinct.

Additional funds will be distributed to other Sydney charities operating in the areas surrounding Sydney Airport, which will be announced after the auction.

Sydney Airport has partnered with the Sydney Community Foundation this year to select the recipients of Lost Property Auction proceeds. Organisations with DGR1 status were asked to apply for grants in July.

To attend the public viewing day, visit Pickles Auctions from 8am to 4pm on Tuesday, 10 October. Enter via Nancy Ellis Leebold Drive, Milperra NSW.

All auction items are available for viewing at

Bidding will take place online, with a category available for bidding each day from 9am from Wednesday, 11 October to Thursday, 19 October:

  • Cameras, Headphones and Electrical – Wednesday, 11 October
  • Smartphones – Thursday, 12 October
  • Tablets, Laptops and IT – Friday, 13 October
  • Perfumes, Cosmetics and Health products – Saturday, 14 October
  • Jewellery – Sunday, 15 October
  • Homewares, Toys and Sports gear – Monday, 16 October
  • Wine and Spirits – Tuesday, 17 October
  • Sunglasses, Footwear and Accessories – Wednesday, 18 October
  • Clothing – Thursday, 19 October

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