Openn emphasises that this page sets out the standard conditions of auction for the sale of residential land in Queensland which apply and are accurate as at 31 March 2022. Openn accepts no responsibility for any variation to the standard conditions of auction after that date and the User should check the Property Occupations Act 2014 (QLD) and the Property Occupations Regulation 2014 (QLD), or any other relevant legislation pertaining to the sale of property for any change which may have occurred.

Queensland auction rules are a guide and are not prescribed under the act; Property Occupations Act 2016 (QLD). Furthermore with an Openn Negotiation, the owner and vendor may choose to allow buyers to participate with more flexible terms. These Queensland Auction Rules rules are to be used in conjunction with the Openn Negotiation Terms of Use with any contradictions being resolved by taking the stance represented in the Openn Negotiation Terms of Use.

Conditions of Sale by Public Auction

  1. The highest approved bidder will be the buyer subject to: the reserve price; and, the seller’s approval

  2. Finance, buyer inspection and cooling off provisions do not apply.

  3. The highest bidder is the purchaser, subject to any reserve price.

  4. The vendor's reserve price must be given in writing to the auctioneer before the auction commences.

  5. The seller may not bid, either personally or by a representative.

  6. The bidder warrants their ability to enter and complete the contract of sale in accordance with its terms.

  7. Any person bidding must be registered in accordance with the legislation and the Openn Negotiation requirements.

  8. The Auctioneer has the discretion to refuse to accept any bid from any person. A bid will be taken to be accepted and irrevocable unless the Auctioneer, immediately after it is made, refuses it.

  9. In the event of a disputed bid, the decision of the Auctioneer is final in all matters relating to the auction and no bidder has any right of recourse against the Auctioneer or seller.

  10. Without affecting condition 6 or condition 9, if there is any dispute over a bid, the Auctioneer may: — re-open bidding and resubmit the property for sale starting with the highest bid previously accepted; or — determine the dispute in any other way the Auctioneer considers appropriate in his/her absolute discretion.

  11. A bid cannot be made or accepted after the fall of the hammer.

  12. Immediately on the fall of the hammer, the bidder of the highest bid accepted must sign, as buyer, the Contract of Sale in the form displayed or circulated with these conditions of sale and pay the deposit to the nominated stakeholder.

  13. The deposit payable under the Contract of Sale is 10% of the successful bid or any other percentage or figure nominated in the Contract of Sale.

  14. The seller and the buyer agree to sign all documents and do everything else necessary to transfer the property to the buyer. The seller and the buyer each appoint the Auctioneer agent to sign the Contract of Sale on their behalf. The appointment is non-revocable.

  15. If the buyer does not pay the deposit, at the seller’s option: — the result of the auction will be treated as invalid and the property may be resubmitted to public auction at the risk and expense of that buyer; or — the seller may affirm the Contract of Sale and pursue their legal and other remedies against the buyer as they see fit.