Why does the Sheriff seize vehicles/assets?

Sheriff's officers enforce warrants from both the criminal and civil jurisdiction.

Some warrants direct a Sheriff's officer to seize and sell property belonging to the person named in the warrant if the outstanding fine or court ordered debt is not paid.


Property seized by Sheriff's officers, such as vehicles, are sold at public auctions at venues across Victoria and online. The proceeds of the sale of seized goods are used to pay off the debt incurred (the original amount plus enforcement related costs) by the owner.

Potential buyers of property sold at Sheriff's auctions should note that items can be withdrawn at any time if payment of the outstanding fine or debt is made.


The Sheriff currently sells property, including vehicles, through a number of commercial auctioneers.

These include:

Auction Date Asset Auctioneer
TBA 2013 Ricardo Power Generation, Diesel Generating Set, Model 30GF, 400V, 830kg ebay Australia
TBA Mendel Yuli Machinery, Floor Grinding and Polishing Machine (Concrete) Model 4P 16T-680, 15HP 380V 300KG Ebay Australia
TBA 2 x upright, open front display fridges with blinds eBay Australia
21st June - 1st July 2024 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan 5N MY12.5 132TSI Pacific Wagon 5dr Man 6sp 4MOTION 2.0T eBay Australia
TBA 2002 Jungheinrich Electric Pallet Jack model No. EMB10 Ebay Australia
TBA 2022 LDV Deliver 9 Van High Roof LWB 4dr Auto 6sp 1620kg 2.0DT Autorola Marketplace
SOLD 2017 grey Ramco 15×7 dual axle trailer Autorola Marketplace
TBA 2006 Toyota Hilux KUN26R MY07 SR Cab Chassis Single Cab 2dr Man 5sp 4x4 1085kg 3.0DT Autorola Marketplace
13th - 23rd June 2024 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque L538 MY15 TD4 Pure Tech Wagon 5dr Spts Auto 9sp 4x4 500kg 2.2DT eBay Australia
TBA 2018 MINI Clubman F54 John Cooper Works Wagon 5dr Steptronic 8sp ALL4 2.0T Autorola Marketplace
19th - 26th June 2024 2011 Volkswagen Crafter 2EF1 MY11 35 Van MWB 5dr Man 6sp 1387kg 2.5DT (80kW) Autorola Marketplace
TBA 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class A207 MY12 E250 BlueEFFICIENCY Avantgarde Cabriolet 2dr 7G-TRONIC + 7sp 1.8T Autorola Marketplace
29th May - 5th June 2024 a white 2019 Honda Civic 10th Gen MY19 +LUXE Hatchback 5dr CVT 1sp 1.8i Autorola Marketplace
20th - 30th June 2024 ROTAIR MDVS120P10 Air Compressor on trailer eBay Australia
TBA 2007 Toyota Hiace TRH201R MY08 Van LWB 4dr Auto 4sp 1135kg 2.7i Autorola Marketplace
26th June - 3rd July 2024 2016 Mazda CX-5 KE1072 Maxx Wagon 5dr Man 6sp 485kg 2.0i (FWD) Autorola Marketplace
19th June - 29th June 2024 2015 Massey Ferguson MF926X Model 4608 tractor including 4 in 1 bucket & grass slasher eBay Australia
19th June - 26th June 2024 a silver 2010 Harley Davidson FXST Solo, 1584cc, 2 cylinder, petrol Motorcycle Autorola Marketplace
28th June - 8th July 20024 2019 Wellcraft Half Cab Boat & 2020 Easytow tandem trailer eBay Australia
3rd - 10th July 2024 a black 2015 Lexus RX350 wagon Autorola Marketplace
3rd - 10th July 2024 2019 Honda Civic 10th Gen MY19 +LUXE Hatchback 5dr CVT 1sp 1.8i Autorola Marketplace
3rd July - 10th July 2024 a white 2018 Mitsubishi Triton MQ MY18 GLX+ Utility Double Cab 4dr Spts Auto 5sp 4x4 985kg 2.4DT Autorola Marketplace

Real estate auctions

Visit the Real estate auctions by the Sheriff page of this website.

Please note: This page refers only to the seizure and sale of goods related to outstanding infringement (fines) matters and debt related to civil court judgments.

For information about crime-related confiscation, please visit the asset confiscation page of this website.