Sotheby's Australia

How to Buy & Sell

Expertise at Sotheby's Australia

Sotheby’s Australia’s staff is unsurpassed in their depth of knowledge and desire to assist.  Our specialists have years of experience in their fields and are skilled at determining the current value of unique and rare objects, whether in the Aboriginal & Oceanic Art, Australian Art, fine or decorative arts, jewellery or other collecting areas.  Many Sotheby’s Australia specialists write and lecture widely and maintain close ties with museums and professional organisations.  Approachable and enthusiastic, every member of Sotheby’s staff is happy to answer any questions you may have about the selling or buying process.

What are your staff’s areas of expertise?

Our specialists work in 4 departments ranging from Antiques to Contemporary Art, encompassing a diverse range of cultural objects from Australia and around the world and covering materials from diamonds to canvas.

How many languages does your staff speak?

Sotheby’s Australia’s primary language is English.  At certain sales, we engage native speakers of Chinese to assist with enquiries.  If you are interested in telephone bidding for an auction where you do not speak English, please contact the saleroom at least 72 hours in advance of the auction so we can accommodate you.

How may I contact the appropriate Sotheby’s Australia representative?

If you need help buying or selling a specific work of art, start with our directory of departments to identify your area of interest and the specialist who can help answer your questions. Alternatively, see our list of locationsto find the Sotheby’s Australia office nearest you. You may also click on ' Services' to find contacts for Auctions, Valuations, Trusts & Estates, Tax & Heritage, Museum Services, Corporate Art Services and Financial Services.