Auctions

Photo credit: Lauren Degan
Photo credit: Lauren Degan Photography

At each of the meetings held in Sydney (1st Saturday of each month – click here for most recent meeting dates), there is a mini auction. These mini auctions usually consist around 100 lots with both fish and dry goods up for auction.

In March & October the NSWCS holds a major auction. These auctions tend to have around 500 lots throughout the day and night. In these months, the auction starts from 2pm and goes late into the night and sometimes into the earlier hours of the next morning.

All members are able to book in fish and dry goods into a mini auction. If you would like to book in fish and/or dry goods, please use the Mini Auction Book In Form. Please also ensure you follow the minimum sizing requirements for booking in fish..

To book in fish and/or dry goods into a major auction, you must be a financial member for 3 months. For example, to book-in lots for an October major auction, you must be financial in July. Auction lots for the major auctions (book in sheets) will be given to financial members 2 months prior to the major auction.

For all members that intend on booking in fish and/or dry goods in any of our auctions, please read the Major Auction rules and follow the Bagging Guide. Please note, the scrutineer who is booking in your lots may ask you to re-bag your lots if they see fit. Re-bagging facilities are available at the trade table.

Photo credit: Lauren Degan
Photo credit: Lauren Degan Photography

In addition to the auction rules, the New South Wales Cichlid Society has introduced Minimum Sizing Requirements. Different species have different sizing requirements so please ensure you adhere to these sizing requirements. Any lots that do not meet the sizing requirement will not be booked in.