About Us

Established in 1949, Quaid Auctioneers has been family owned and operated for over 65 years – making it the longest running business of its kind in North Queensland.

Started in what was then the farming community of Port Douglas and Mossman, Quaid Auctioneers was the name to call when it came to cane farms, cattle stations, plant and equipment and more, with founder George Quaid Jr. enjoying a reputation for honesty, integrity and results.

Expanding into Real Estate, the company moved its headquarters to Cairns, where the business remains today in an iconic CBD position. The late 1980’s saw a new generation join the fold as George’s eldest son Stacey Quaid joined the team. It wasn’t long before Stacey was appointed as Managing Director and Auctioneer, re-invigorating the team and bringing Quaid Auctioneers to the forefront of the region with both high profile auctions of plant & equipment and regular chattel auctions on behalf of both public and private vendors.

Today, Quaid Auctioneers continues to serve the Far North with a dedicated team of auction personnel, including Stacey as principal auctioneer, Peter Muir as auctioneer and warehouse supervisor and Sharon Rumble as auction coordinator and all-rounder.

Strong demand and a well-known local brand has seen our general chattel auctions become a fortnightly staple in Cairns, operating from a dedicated warehouse and showroom at 401 Sheridan Street, Cairns North. Held every 2nd Friday, these auctions are open to the public and can feature anywhere up to 1200 individual lots with everything from cars to jewellery to furniture to computers to catering equipment. Regularly attracting as many as 400 bidders over the course of the day, we’ve been lucky to see familiar faces coming back for decades, as well as many new bidders each month.

We sell on behalf of companies, government departments, businesses and of course, hundreds of private sellers looking to achieve the best price for their items in a fast paced and exciting environment.

For information on attending our next auction, call 07 4051 3300 or click HERE

For information on how to sell with Quaid Auctioneers, call 07 4051 3300 or click HERE

Stacey Quaid
Director / Auctioneer
As a Licensed Auctioneer and Real Estate Agent since 1987, Stacey Quaid is Group Director across Quaid Real Estate and Quaid Auctioneers as well as Colliers International (Cairns). With extensive experience in the marketing and auctioning of plant and equipment, and properties, Stacey has worked in most of the eastern states of Australia as well as the Northern Territory, South East Asia and New Zealand. After almost 30 years in the industry, Stacey has sold literally hundreds of thousands of items, and was proud to recently hit a personal record with an auction result of $2.5M under the hammer.
Sharon Rumble
As our Auction Co-Coordinator & Office Manager, Sharon is largely responsible for the day to day running of our offices as well as our auction administration. When the action is over Sharon’s work just begins with the reconciliation of moneys to vendors and with prompt settlement required. With a specialized skill in asset listings and valuation work Sharon ensures that all documentation to do with our auctioning division is of the highest standard both in accuracy and presentation. The standards Sharon sets for herself as well as her charges is often recognized by our team as well as our clients. With her can do attitude and personal nature, Sharon is the first point of contact to the ...
Peter Muir
Auctioneer Peter Muir brings a wealth of experience to the Quaid team, having served in the armed forces and owned and operated a number of high profile restaurants both in Cairns and overseas before taking up the hammer in 2009. Now a veteran of hundreds of auctions, Peter’s extensive knowledge in the kitchen has been expanded to now deal with anything from front end loaders, to band saws, to intricate carved furniture in his role as auctioneer, warehouse manager and quite often the face of the team at our Sheridan Street showroom and warehouse. Be it operating from a council yard, CBD shopfront or remote mine-site, Peter has shown he has the skills and knowledge for just about any situati...