Bidding Information

Bid In Person


Registering to bid is free. Before you can bid at any auction you must fill a ‘Buyer Registration Card’ which is available in the main foyer. Alternatively, click here to print a ‘Buyer Registration Card’ that you can complete before you get to your nearest Manheim operating location. It is important that you read and understand the Terms and Conditions for bidding and purchasing items at Manheim. When you sign the ‘Buyer Registration Card’ you are agreeing to the Terms and Conditions of Auction and Sale. You must provide photographic identification when you register, either your current Australian driver's license or passport. Once you have completed your details on the form take it to reception with your identification to receive your ‘Buyer Number’.

Buyer Number

This number will allow you to bid on vehicles at any Manheim public auction being held on that day. You will need to apply for a new number for each auction location on the day you attend. There is no cost involved in registering to bid and you are under no obligation to bid once you receive a Buyer Number, however you cannot bid on a vehicle without this number.

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How to Bid

To bid on a vehicle you must get the attention of the Auctioneer. You can do this by holding up your hand or waving your ‘Buyer Number’. Bidding usually increases by $500 or $1000 increments, however the Auctioneer can nominate a higher or lower amount. The increment is at the Auctioneer's discretion.

Note: You cannot withdraw a bid once you have made it. If your bid is successful you will be requested to hold up your ‘Buyer Number’ so the Auctioneer can see it.


After successfully bidding you will be required to approach a Manheim Deposit Clerk who is often located in the auction lane and who will require a minimum deposit of 10% or $500 (whichever is greater). Payment can be made by bank transfer, EFTPOS, BPAY or credit card (Visa and MasterCard only and a processing fee of 0.4% applies to credit card transactions). Cash, personal cheques and business cheques are not accepted. You are also required to pay the balance of your purchase by 4pm the following day. . BPAY (overnight transaction) or Direct Deposit (may be an overnight transaction). BPAY and Direct Deposit must be made by 4pm on the day of auction.

Bidding Online

To participate in our online bidding facility, you will need to fill out the online registration form for a full membership. Click here to fill out the form.