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Terms & Conditions



The Aurora Group – A Ruby Foundation Limited (Aurora) is a philanthropic organisation and relies on the generous donations and the hard work of its members, volunteers and patrons to support our community through events of celebration. Please read and consider the following terms carefully before placing a bid in one of our live auctions or via the online bidding platform.

By making an auction bid you agree to the following terms and conditions:

1.       The highest bidder, as determined by Aurora, will be the buyer of the item, unless a reserve price is set. If the reserve price is not reached, the item may not be sold (Aurora reserves all discretion in relation to this).

2.       In the case of silent auctions, items or descriptions of the items, together with bidding forms, will be displayed in the venue or on the electronic bidding platform. Required bidding increments will be indicated on the bidding platform. The MC or an Aurora representative will announce (usually in the silent auction area) the closing time of the silent auction. This will usually be displayed on the electronic bidding platform.

3.       Bidders are reminded that items that are a dining or other experience with a politician or celebrity are private events. Media coverage of the event or the invitation of additional persons may not occur without the express consent of the politician or celebrity.

4.       Bidders who appear to be intoxicated at the time of their bid must, if requested, show to the satisfaction of Aurora that they are fully aware of the item they are bidding for and at what price. This is done to give comfort that the money pledged is within the bidder’s capacity to pay, does not cause them financial hardship and ensures Aurora receives the funds pledged.

5.       Aurora may for any reason refuse to accept a bid. If a winning bid is not accepted by Aurora, the auction item will be sold to the next highest bidder.

6.       If a winning bid is not paid for within a week, the auction item may be sold to the next highest bidder for the price of the next highest bid, at the sole discretion of Aurora.

7.       All disputes arising from an auction will be finally determined by Aurora acting in its sole discretion. Aurora may, for example, choose to re-auction an item that is subject to a dispute.

8.       All sales are final and all items are sold “as is” and with all faults and errors of descriptions. Bidders are deemed to have inspected items carefully and are not entitled to reject an item or claim compensation.

9.       Items become the responsibility of a bidder when their bid is accepted by Aurora. Aurora is not responsible for any loss or damage that may occur after that time. For items held at the event, it is the successful bidder’s responsibility to take the item away at the conclusion of the event.

10.   Successful bidders must pay for items immediately by credit card or cash. If immediate payment cannot be made then the item may be sold to the next highest bidder. Aurora may, in its sole discretion and only in exceptional circumstances, agree to payment being made at a later time.

11.   Aurora and its directors, employees, volunteers and agents are not liable for any loss or damage of any kind or personal injury or death arising from or in connection with the auction or auction items including any loss, damage, injury or death caused by the negligence of Aurora. This clause does not affect any liability which cannot be excluded by law.

12.   These terms and conditions are governed by and is to be construed in accordance with the laws applicable in New South Wales, Australia. All parties irrevocably and unconditionally submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located in New South Wales, Australia and any courts which have jurisdiction to hear appeals from any of those courts and waives any right to object to any proceedings being brought in those courts.