How to Watch Online

How to watch our auctions online

Our auctions are broadcast live over the internet through

  • The viewing page (the Auction Console) is available from about an hour before each auction.
  • You do not have to register as a bidder in order to watch an auction.

To watch one of our auctions

  1. Go to Invaluable's Trains, Planes and Automobiles page.
  2. Under "Upcoming Auctions" click "Happening now".
  3. The Auction Console window will open. This may take a few moments, depending on your connection speed.
  4. The Console window displays information about the current lot, as well as a small video window displaying the broadcast. There will be nothing to see in the video window until the auction actually starts.

Things to check

  • If no upcoming auctions are listed, check back another time. Auctions are usually listed about a week before the auction date.
  • If there is no "Happening now" button, the auction has not yet started.
  • Important: If you are waiting for the "Happening now" button to appear, you must refresh your browser occasionally – it will not do this automatically. On most browsers, you can refresh the page by pressing F5.

To place bids

  • If you wish to bid live online, you must first register with See How to bid live online for details.


  • If you are having technical difficulties during an auction, call us on (+612) 4787 7974 and we will try to help you.
  • If the Auction Console window does not open, try using a different browser, or a different computer. (See Minimum system requirements below.)
  • If you do not see a video window, you must enable Flash in your browser. (See your browser's documentation for instructions on how to do this.)
  • If during the auction the window freezes, or the video broadcast does not display correctly, refresh your browser (press F5).
  • If you don't hear any sound, check that your volume is turned up. Also check that you have speakers attached to your computer! If the sound level is very low, or you don't have speakers, you will need to use headphones.
  • If the sound or picture break up or frequently cut in and out, your internet connection may not be fast enough to receive the broadcast.
  • You can check beforehand to see that it all works for you by watching another auction. Go to Invaluable's home page at and see if there are any auctions in progress (the "Enter Auction" button will be displayed). You can watch any auction on Invaluable, not just ours, and at any given time there is likely to be one in progress (though not all auctions broadcast video). Click "Enter Auction" and see if you are able to watch the auction.

Minimum system requirements

  • Internet connection: DSL/Cable/FIOS, T1 or higher
  • Windows
    • Operating system: Windows 7 or above
    • Memory: 1GB RAM
    • Browser: Firefox (most recent), Google Chrome (most recent)
  • Mac
    • Operating system: 10.6, 10.7 or 10.9
    • Memory: 1GB RAM
    • Browser: Firefox (most recent), Safari (most recent)
  • Other devices
    • For iPad & iPhone an app is available – requires iOS 8 or higher
    • Other tablets and smartphones have limited support – please test before relying on them during an auction

If your device meets the minimum requirements and you are still having problems, please contact us and we will try to help you.