Thornton Auctions has proudly been servicing the auction needs of Auckland for over 35 years.

Established by Terry Thornton in 1976, the original premises was at 89 Albert Street, Auckland City (The old Auckland Motors site). Alex and Tracey Dawson purchased Thornton’s on 1st March 2013. The premises has successfully relocated to 8 Tiri Place Mt Wellington, come down and see us.

Thornton Auctions holds auctions which are LIVE STREAMED online 6pm Monday & Thursday evenings, you may enjoy the auction from the comfort of your own home or come in and feel the atmosphere. Mondays are General Goods Auctions with everything for the household, collector, dealer, business or mums & dads. We have themed auctions on our Thursday nights which include Damaged Freight, Vintage & Collectible, Box lot, Estate and Police auctions as well as many others. We also hold onsite auctions at various locations, depending upon the client’s needs – keep an eye on our upcoming auctions or join our other Thorntonites by registering to our emails.

Thornton Auctions are Auckland’s complete package for reliable liquidation & disposal options, providing services including:


Estate Clearances


Liquidations / Receiverships

Close Downs

Surplus Stock

The ability to hold an auction anywhere

Flexible site to suit any sale

Parking available onsite

When buying through auction you must register in house or online to receive a bidding number, and all purchases incur a buyer’s premium of 15% plus GST. All items are as is where is and every effort is made to ensure the descriptions are accurate, however it is up to the purchaser to do their own due diligence. Staff are happy to assist if necessary.

Thornton Auctions, Auckland New Zealand