When more than 44 million visitors every year, it’s inevitable that a few things will get left behind. Sydney Airport is putting these lost and unclaimed items to good use through their annual Bid for Good Lost Property Auction.

With prices starting at just $1, thousands of items are going under the hammer, and they aren’t typically what you would expect.

From two-burner hot plate BBQ to unused false eyelashes, a Betty Boop dress up costume, pool cue, an orbital sander, a metre-tall zebra statue, DJ mixing console, dream catchers, ukuleles, signed and framed Mohammed Ali memorabilia, there’s something for everybody!

Hundreds of everyday items are also available, including Apple AirPods, Nintendo consoles, cameras, laptops and notebooks, designer sunglasses – and a Dyson V10 vacuum still in the box.

“I’m always surprised by the treasure unearthed each year from the auction, although, in this case, one person’s treasure is another person’s path to empowerment,” Sydney Airport chief executive Geoff Culbert said.

The public viewing day is from 9am-4pm on August 20, with the auction running from August 19-28. Bidding starts at 9am on the day and finishes at 8pm the following day.


There are nine auctions across the following categories:

  • Cameras, headphones and electrical (August 19)
  • Smartphones, laptops and tablets (August 20)
  • Perfume, cosmetics and health products (August 21)
  • Jewellery (August 22 and 23)
  • Artwork, homeware and toys (August 24)
  • Wine and spirits (August 25)
  • Sunglasses, footwear and accessories (August 26)
  • Handbags, wallets, backpacks and clothing (August 27).

(Source: The Leader)