Frequently Asked Questions
Can I donate?
We stopped accepting donations on Sunday 16th January at midday (Eastern Daylight Savings Time) in order to let the auction go live by Monday morning (17th).
I listed my donation but it’s not on the site – what can I do?
If you listed it on the Wall of the Facebook page please email one of the organisers:
Emily Gale firstname.lastname@example.org
Katrina Germein email@example.com
Kate Gordon firstname.lastname@example.org
Fleur McDonald email@example.com
When does bidding start?
At 9am on Monday 17th January (Eastern Daylight Savings Time) or 10am (Sydney/Melbourne). Please do not place bids in the Comments boxes until then. See World Clock
When does bidding end?
At 11pm on Monday 24th January (Eastern Daylight Savings Time) or midnight (Sydney/Melbourne). The Comments boxes will then be closed. See World Clock
Where do I place my bid?
In the Comments box under the relevant post.
What currency can I bid in?
Please only bid in Australian Dollars.
Can I bid from overseas?
Yes, as long as you write the bid in Australian Dollars in the Comments box. The money will be donated straight into the Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal and they DO accept international donations.
How many items can I bid on?
You can bid on as many items as you like as long as you are prepared to donate that amount to the Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal if you are the highest bidder.
Who are the organisers?
There are four people behind this auction – authors from various parts of Australia, who have never met but know each other from Twitter and decided to work together on this project on 12th January. They are Kate Gordon , Katrina Germein , Fleur McDonald and Emily Gale .
Who else is involved?
We are operating under the broad guidelines of THE QUEENSLAND FLOOD APPEAL AUCTIONS There you will find a master list of bloggers who are holding auctions.
How can I be sure that my money will go to the Queensland Flood Appeal?
We are not handling the donations directly. Winning bidders will be instructed to make their donations into the Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal and then email us the receipt as proof of payment. We will calculate the total from the number of receipts we receive.
How will the people who have donated items for auction know where to send the item to?
When the winning bidder has been notified, paid their donation into the Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal and emailed us the receipt as proof of payment, we will notify the author and give them the deliver/other relevant details.
What happens to items that receive no bids?
At this time the Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal is only accepting financial donations, but further down the line donations of goods such as books will be much needed. We will provide further direction when relevant.