Wollongong Novice Auctioneers Competition taking place in May

CONGRATULATIONS: Then REINSW president John Cunningham with last year's Illawarra competition winner Jake Mackenzie.

CONGRATULATIONS: Then REINSW president John Cunningham with last year's Illawarra competition winner Jake Mackenzie.

Going, going, gone – the Illawarra’s aspiring auctioneers will hope to be successful in their bid to win a competition which also raises funds for charity. 

The Real Estate Institute of NSW is hosting the annual Wollongong Novice Auctioneers Competition.

Entrants can’t be a professional auctioneer, and must have undertaken less than five auctions.

A series of heats throughout the state will lead to the state final, which will feature up-and-coming auctioneers battling it out to become the next NSW champion. 

The Wollongong heat will take place on Wednesday, May 9 from 6pm to 9pm at Harbourfront Seafood Restaurant. 

The winner of the Wollongong competition progresses to the state final later in the year. 

The public can attend, and bid for a series of auction items while supporting charity.

The funds raised will go to R U OK and the I98FM Illawarra Convoy.

Tickets are available from www.reinsw.com.au