Sydney Airport’s annual Lost Property Auction has kicked off with more than 2,500 items up for grabs from $10

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There’s something for everyone this year, with more than 2,500 unclaimed items being auctioned off for charity, including everything from laptops, headphones and tablets to jewellery, sunglasses, bottles of wine and even Star Wars memorabilia.
There’s something for everyone this year, with more than 2,500 unclaimed items being auctioned off for charity, including everything from laptops, headphones and tablets to jewellery, sunglasses, bottles of wine and even Star Wars memorabilia. Credit: Hayden Buchanan

Sydney Airport’s annual Lost Property Auction has kicked off with thousands of unclaimed items up for grabs starting as low as $10.

There’s something for everyone this year, with more than 2,500 unclaimed items being auctioned off for charity, including everything from laptops, headphones and tablets to jewellery, sunglasses, bottles of wine and even Star Wars memorabilia.

Theodore Bruce, auctioneers director, Casi Prischl, said the Sydney Airport auction is one of the “most popular events with bidders from across the country getting involved”.

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“Opening bids start at just $10, which means shoppers have a chance to grab a great deal while also supporting an impactful charity,” he said.

“There are lots of hot items up for grabs this year, including laptops, headphones, tablets, bottles of brand-new perfume and some beautiful pieces of jewellery,” he said.

“May the force be with Star Wars fans bidding in the auction because we have a Storm Trooper voice-activated helmet, a Darth Vader helmet as well as a collection of lightsabers available.”

There’s something for everyone this year, with more than 2,500 unclaimed items being auctioned off for charity, including everything from laptops, headphones and tablets to jewellery, sunglasses, bottles of wine and even Star Wars memorabilia.
There’s something for everyone this year, with more than 2,500 unclaimed items being auctioned off for charity, including everything from laptops, headphones and tablets to jewellery, sunglasses, bottles of wine and even Star Wars memorabilia. Credit: Hayden Buchanan

All the money raised in the auction will be donated to the Harding Miller Education Foundation, which awards four-year scholarships to high school girls with high academic potential who are experiencing disadvantage.

More than $1.6 million has been raised for charities through lost property auctions since 2013.

With millions of passengers passing through Sydney Airport every month, unfortunately, things do get left behind, which is why there’s a dedicated team working hard to reunite lost property with travellers.

There’s something for everyone this year, with more than 2,500 unclaimed items being auctioned off for charity, including everything from laptops, headphones and tablets to jewellery, sunglasses, bottles of wine and even Star Wars memorabilia.
There’s something for everyone this year, with more than 2,500 unclaimed items being auctioned off for charity, including everything from laptops, headphones and tablets to jewellery, sunglasses, bottles of wine and even Star Wars memorabilia. Credit: Hayden Buchanan

Last year, Sydney Airport reunited more than 5,000 lost items with passengers but what remains unclaimed gets donated to local charities or repurposed through the Lost Property Auction.

It’s important to note that lost checked bags are handled by airlines and are not included in the auctions. People searching for lost baggage should contact their airline directly.

The online auction runs till Sunday, May 12.

Auction details

  • Tech & Gaming | Saturday 4 May to Saturday 11 May, closing at 10am
  • Sunglasses, Bags, Scarves & Accessories | Saturday 4 May to Saturday 11 May, closing at 2pm
  • Jewellery & Watches | Saturday 4 May to Sunday 12 May, closing at 10am
  • Clothing | Saturday 4 May to Sunday 12 May, closing at 2pm
  • Beauty, Alcohol, Home | Saturday 4 May to Sunday 12 May, closing at 4pm

Check out all the items in the catalogue of the 2024 Sydney Lost Property Auction for charity www.theodorebruceauctions.com.au/

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