Bidding Information


Registering to bid is free. Before you can bid at any auction you must fill a Buyer Registration Card which is available in the main foyer. Alternatively, Click here to print a ‘Buyer Registration Card’ that you can complete before you get to your nearest Manheim operating location. By filling in this form you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Auction Sale on the form. You must provide photographic identification when you register, either your current New Zealand driver's license or passport. Once you have completed your details on the form take it to reception with your identification to receive your ‘Buyer Number’.

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Buyer Number

This number will allow you to bid on vehicles at any Manheim public auction being held on that day. You will need to apply for a new number for each auction location and day you attend. There is no cost involved in registering to bid and you are under no obligation to bid once you receive a ‘Buyer Number’, however you cannot bid on a vehicle without this number.

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Bidding in person

To bid on a vehicle you must get the attention of the Auctioneer. You can do this by holding up your hand or waving your ‘Buyer Number’. Bidding usually increases by $500 or $1000 increments, however the Auctioneer can nominate a higher or lower amount. The rise is at the Auctioneer's discretion.

Note: You cannot withdraw a bid once you have made it. If your bid is successful you will be requested to hold up your ‘Buyer Number’ so the auctioneer can see it.


After successfully bidding you will be required to approach a Manheim Deposit Clerk, often located in the auction lane, who will require a minimum deposit of 10% or $500.00 (whichever is greater) in the form of cash, EFTPOS, bank cheque, credit card (VISA or Mastercard only - processing fee applies).

Bidding Online

To participate in our online bidding facility, you will need to fill out the online registration form for a full membership. Click here to fill out the form.