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The Aussie Spirit Auction

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by Fiona Anderson (subscribe)
A Melbourne based writer who is a travel junkie, dedicated foodie and emerging photographer.
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All funds raised go to Rural Aid
Over 100 producers of fine craft spirits are contributing to a one-off event - an auction to fundraise for people who have been affected by bushfires and drought.

The Aussie Spirit Auction
Make a bid on an item or two - all funds raised will go to Rural Aid


Feel virtuous as you bid for some of the 200 plus items on offer, knowing that 100% of funds raised from The Aussie Spirit Auction will go to Rural Aid. Rural Aid supplies crucial financial assistance, water and counselling to farming communities in times of natural disasters like bushfire and drought. The successful 'Buy a Bale' campaign is one of Rural Aid's better-known initiatives.

Auction items will include bottles of whisky, gin, rum, moonshine, vodka, liqueurs, experiences and more. Many items are unique, limited-edition, rare or even unobtainable. There's even a new whisky - 'The Aussie Spirit' - being specially created.

The Aussie Spirit Auction
Get into the spirit of it! Bid for your favourite spirit online.


All items can be bid for online. You'll find the link here.

The auction is being run by a small team of volunteers, led by David Pearse from 5Nines Distilling.

The Aussie Spirit Auction
David Pearse from 5nines distilling is leading the team of volunteers running the auction. (Image credit: Richard Lyons)


More items will be added to the auction during the month. Stay up to date with developments by following the Auction's Facebook page.

There will also be a charity auction dinner with a live auction to be held at Dockside, Cockle Bay Wharf, Balcony Level, Sydney, on Friday 28th February. (The Dockside Group has donated their Dockside space and catering for the event.) 100% of ticket sales will also go to Rural Aid. As well as including canapés on arrival, a three-course gala dinner, and beverages (including local craft spirits), tickets provide the opportunity to bid on the Auction's best items. Tickets are $100 pp (plus booking fee), and can be bought online here.
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Why? Bid for a spirit of your choice, and support Rural Aid
When: Auction runs for the month of February, gala dinner takes place on 28th February
Where: Bid online for your spirit of choice, and/or attend the dinner in Sydney
Cost: Minimum bids apply (check website), and vary according to the item's value
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