Auctions & OFIs

The status of in-person auctions and open houses across Australia

26-Jun-2020
Written by Korina Kontogeorgos

As COVID-19 restrictions gradually ease, each of Australia's states and territories have established their own roadmap back to some semblance of normality in the real estate industry. 

Here is a snapshot of what is now permitted in each state and territory: 

 

Victoria

Due to a recent spike in COVID-19 cases, the State Government has made the decision to re-impose restrictions. Both in-person property auctions and open for inspections will continue to be limited to a maximum of 20 members of the public at any one time (excluding the owners or residents of the property and those reasonably required to facilitate). 

All attendees will be required to provide their contact details to the agent (for tracing purposes, if required), along with the date and time at which they entered the premises. Strict social distancing (1 person per 4m2 | 1.5m), personal hygiene and cleaning measures must be followed at all times. 

As a condition of entry, all attendees must confirm that they are not ill and have not been in contact with someone who has contracted COVID-19 in the last 14 days. 

For additional up-to-date information visit Victorian Government

 

New South Whales 

Both in-person property auctions and open for inspections can be conducted under strict hygiene and social distancing guidelines. Agents are encouraged to limit the number of people viewing a property and attending an auction by only allowing those who have registered to enter the premises. 

All attendees will be required to provide their contact details to the agent (for tracing purposes, if required), along with the date and time at which they entered the premises. Strict social distancing (1 person per 4m2 | 1.5m), personal hygiene and cleaning measures must be followed at all times. 

As a condition of entry, all attendees must confirm that they are not ill and have not been in contact with someone who has contracted COVID-19 in the last 14 days. 

For additional up-to-date information visit New South Wales Government

 

Australian Capital Territory 

Both in-person property auctions and open for inspections can be conducted with attendance limits of 100 members of the public at any one time (including the owners or residents of the property and those reasonably required to facilitate)All attendees will be required to provide their contact details to the agent (for tracing purposes, if required), along with the date and time at which they entered the premises. Social distancing (1 person per 4m2 | 1.5m), personal hygiene and cleaning measures must be followed at all times. 

For additional up-to-date information visit Australian Capital Territory Government

 

Queensland

Both in-person property auctions and open for inspections can be conducted with attendance limits of 20 members of the public at any one time (excluding the owners or residents of the property and those reasonably required to facilitate – a maximum of 3 facilitators are permitted).

Social distancing (1 person per 4m2 | 1.5m), personal hygiene and cleaning measures must be followed at all times. 

For additional up-to-date information visit Queensland Government

 

Northern Territory 

Both in-person property auctions and open for inspections can be conducted with no attendance limits. Appropriate social distancing, personal hygiene and cleaning measures must be followed at all times. 

For additional up-to-date information visit Northern Territory Government

 

Western Australia 

Both in-person property auctions and open for inspections can be conducted with no attendance limits.  Appropriate social distancing (1 person per 2m2 | 1.5m), personal hygiene and cleaning measures must be followed at all times. 

For additional up-to-date information visit Western Government.

 

Tasmania

Both in-person property auctions and open for inspections can be conducted with no attendance limits. All attendees will be required to provide their contact details to the agent (for tracing purposes, if required), along with the date and time at which they entered the premises. Social distancing (1 person per 2m2 | 1.5m), personal hygiene and cleaning measures must be followed at all times. 

For additional up-to-date information visit Tasmanian Government

 

South Australia 

Both in-person property auctions and open for inspections can be conducted with no attendance limits. All attendees will be required to provide their contact details to the agent (for tracing purposes, if required), along with the date and time at which they entered the premises. Social distancing (1 person per 2m2 | 1.5m), personal hygiene and cleaning measures must be followed at all times. 

For additional up-to-date information visit South Australian Government

 

Regardless of where you reside, it is recommended that attendees download the COVIDSafe App as an additional precautionary measure. This is not a government requirement but is widely encouraged across the real estate industry.

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