The Society of Auctioneers and Appraisers (SA) Inc.

Representing the specialist interests of Auctioneers, Appraisers & Agents of Real Estate, General & Livestock


Our vision statement is to develop and enhance the professional standards of members through training, technology, innovation and representation


The Society's News Australia SA~Bank SA GOLDEN GAVEL Competition and Awards was created by Past President, Anthony Toop FSAA (Life) in 1993 and has been passionately supported by the Auctioneering professions since inception. The concept evolved as a means to give profile to our local Auctioneers and it has become the benchmark for the Australasian Competition and other Auction Competitions within the Real Estate, General and Livestock professions within Australia and New Zealand.

The News Australia SA~Bank SA GOLDEN GAVEL has developed and evolved to recognize excellence for all Auctioneers and by encouraging especially young performers to enter the Rising Star category as a follow on to the Society's Nationally Accredited 3 day Real Estate Auction Academy where participants are encouraged to develop their own unique style and then practice


2013 News Australia SA ~ Bank SA Golden Gavel

Lindsay Warner, Harcourts Brock Williams

2013 Golden Gavel Runner Up

Jarad Henry, LJ Hooker Glenelg

2013 Golden Gavel Finalists

Jarad Henry, LJ Hooker Glenelg
Troy Tyndall, Toop & Toop
Nathan Casserly, Harcourts Ouwens Casserly
Nick Baranikow, Harcourts Platinum
Lindsay Warner, Harcourts Brock Williams

2013 Rising Star Male

John Morris, Mojo Auctions

2013 Rising Star Female

Sarah Williams, Harcourts Sheppard Property

2013 Rising Under 25

Ben Clarence, Harcourts Brock Williams

2013 Top 10 Principal Auction Marketers

Nick Baranikow, Harcourts Platinum
John Berno, Ray White Grange
Attilio Cavuoto, Ray White Flinders Park
Anthony Fahey, Ray White Henley Beach
Phil Harris, Harris Real Estate
Peter Kiritsis, Ray White Woodville
Bronwyn Petherick, Ray White Plympton
Scott Robinson, Ray White Marion
Richard Thwaites, LJ Hooker Kensington
Steven Venn, Harcourts Colonel Light Gardens

2013 Principal Auction Marketer

Richard Thwaites, L. Hooker Kensington

Award accepted on behalf of Richard by Andrew Welch

2013 Top 10 Sales Consultant Auction Marketers

Kris Casey, Harris Real Estate
Bianca Denham, Ray White Henley Beach
Sharon Gray, Cocks Auld Real Estate
Tom Hector, Phil Harris Real Estate
John McRostie, Smallacombe
Hamish Mill, Harcourts Brock Williams
Kay Morris, Toop & Toop Real Estate
Cynthia Sajkunovic, L J Hooker Unley
Andrew Welch, L J Hooker Kensington
Sarah Williams, Harcourts Sheppard Property
Grant Wills, Toop & Toop Real Estate

2013 Sales Consultant Auction Marketer

Andrew Welch, LJ Hooker Kensington

2013 General Video Award

Peter du Plessis, du Plessis Auction

2013 General Auctioneer (Highest Sale Proceeds)

Peter du Plessis, du Plessis Auction

2013 Top 15 Real Estate Auctioneers Gold Club

Nick Baranikow
Peter Economou
Michael Fenn
Peter Fried
Matt Gryst
Phil Harris
Phil McMahon
Jonathon Moore
Brett Roenfeldt
Mark Shepherd
David Smallacombe
Tim Thregold
Richard Thwaites
Troy Tyndall
Stephen Venn

2013 Top Real Estate Auctioneer

Jonathon Moore, Moore & Moore Auctions

2013 Auctioneer Agency of the Year


2013 Auctioneer Office Agency of the Year

Harcourts Brock Williams

2013 Highest Sale Price Residential Auctioneer & Agent Team

Harcourts BrockWilliams
Stephanie Williams & John Williams as Agents
and Michael Brock as Auctioneer

For the Sale of 44 Sunnyside Road
GLEN OSMOND for $ 2,850,000

2013 Highest Sale Price C & I, Rural Auctioneer & Agent Team

Ray White Clare Valley
Geoff & Daniel Schell as Agents
and Geoff Schell as Auctioneer

For the Sale of KYBUNGA Homestead
for $ 2,200,000

2013 News Australia SA ~ BANK SA School’s Auction Idol Winner

Mitchell Gillies, Rostrevor College

2013 News Australia SA ~ BANK SA School’s Auction Idol Finalists

Mitchell Gillies, Rostrevor College
Bevan Thulkanam, Norwood Morialta High School
Ivan Nunes, Norwood Morialta High School
Mitchell Hawkes, Pembroke School
John Shenoda, Norwood Morialta High School
Joe Murdock, St Peter’s College

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