Auctioneers Act 1928

Before its repeal, this Act was administered by: Ministry of Consumer Affairs
  • repealed
  • Auctioneers Act 1928: repealed, on 18 December 2013, by section 28(1) of the Auctioneers Act 2013 (2013 No 148).

Reprint as at 18 December 2013

Auctioneers Act 1928

Public Act1928 No 29
Date of assent9 October 1928
Commencementsee section 1
  • Auctioneers Act 1928: repealed, on 18 December 2013, by section 28(1) of the Auctioneers Act 2013 (2013 No 148).


Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this eprint. See the notes at the end of this eprint for further details.

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs.



1 Short Title and commencement

2 Interpretation

Licensing of auctioneers

3 No person to carry on business as an auctioneer unless licensed

4 Disqualification of applicants

5 Duration of licences issued before commencement of this Act

6 Duration of licences issued after commencement of this Act

7 Application for licence

8 Applicants to give security by approved bond

9 Application of fidelity bond to renewals of licence

10 Notice of application for licence

11 Hearing of application

12 Evidence as to character and financial position

13 Where applicant is also applying for licence as real estate agent [Repealed]

14 Endorsements on licences

15 Auctioneer carrying on business under trade name not to change name without consent of District Court Judge

16 Renewal of licences

17 District Court Judge may award costs

18 Notice of issue or renewal of licences to be given [Repealed]

19 Register of Auctioneers [Repealed]

20 Inspection of register [Repealed]

21 Publication of list of auctioneers [Repealed]

22 Transfer of licences

23 Auctioneer to have registered office

24 Effect of licence

25 Notice of cancellation

25A Voluntary surrender of licence

26 Cancellation of licences [Repealed]

27 Removal of name from register on cancellation of licence, etc [Repealed]

Special districts

28 Governor-General may constitute special districts

Sales of fish by auction in certain cases

29 Fresh fish may be sold at auction at any time [Repealed]

Duties of auctioneers

30 Auctioneer to display notice, on registered office, etc

31 Account sales to be furnished within 14 days, or extended period authorised by Minister


32 Offence of selling by auction without authority

33 Holding out as auctioneer without licence

34 Lending or hiring of licences

35 Not exhibiting licence on demand

36 Selling contrary to Act

37 Neglect to render account or to pay over proceeds of sale

38 Misappropriation, theft, falsifying accounts

39 General penalty

40 Penalty for failing to give access to books, papers, and accounts of auctioneers in certain cases

41 Recovery of fines [Repealed]


42 Disposal of fees

43 Regulations

44 Sales exempted from Act

45 Repeals and savings

Fidelity bond

Reprint notes

An Act to make better provisions with respect to the licensing of and the conduct of business by auctioneers