Real Estate services

The Public Trustee is a self-funded statutory authority that has been serving Queenslanders since 1916. With over 600 staff located at offices throughout Queensland, we provide a range of trustee and administration services - including the sale of customer real estate.

The Public Trustee sells property Queensland-wide. In Brisbane and surrounds our licensed Real Estate Auctions and Sales team manage property sales, whilst in regional and rural Queensland we partner with licensed local real estate agents who contribute their local area knowledge to maximise the sale outcome for our customers. Our preferred method of sale is by public auction to maximise the sale outcome for our customers in a transparent way.

With COVID-19 restrictions gradually easing, the Public Trustee is preparing to recommence public auctions and open inspections along with continuing to sell properties through alternate mediums including private treaty sales. Current precautions regarding social distancing, personal hygiene and attendee registration at all properties will be strictly adhered to, enabling us to provide as safe an environment possible for our staff and members of the general public.


Buying a property

properties for auction or sale across QLD

Questions about bidding at an auction?

Frequently asked questions

What are the auction terms?

Auction terms: cash, unconditional terms with 42 day settlement and 5% deposit payable by personal/company/bank cheque or electronic funds transfer on sale date.

What is the price/what do you think it will sell for?

Under current QLD Legislation the Public Trustee is unable to discuss or disclose the reserve, price expectations or any other indication of value for properties being submitted for public auction.

Can I have a copy of the contract and what are the rates?

Please email for a copy of the sales contract, rates notices and sales documentation.

Do you take offers prior to Auction?

The Public Trustee's preferred method of sale is by way of Public Auction as this provides a competitive bidding process to maximise the return and transparency for the market place.

Property enquiries or arrange a property inspection

Please call 1300 360 044 or email

Selling a property

We manage the sale of over 250 client properties per year
We offer a full service suite for our clients
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Purchasing a property? Ensure your Will is up to date

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Last published: 17/05/2022 12:23:47 AM