Surplus sales


The Government of Alberta uses different types of auctions to sell its surplus items.

When the Government of Alberta has surplus items, it can sell these goods through online and public auctions.

Online auctions

Alberta Online Auctions

Government of Alberta surplus goods can be sold through the Alberta Online Auctions.

This service allows you to bid on surplus goods online from anywhere at any time.

You can bid on surplus items such as:

  • Laboratory & medical equipment
  • Recreational goods
  • Vehicles
  • Office equipment¬†
  • Furniture
  • and more


Unless otherwise indicated in the auction, payments can be made by:

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • American Express¬†
  • Visa Debit

All online payments are completely secure.

Public auctions

Upcoming public auctions

The Government of Alberta uses public auctions to sell surplus items when conditions are right.

Surplus Sales sends some items to auctioneers for sale at locations in Alberta as required. Auction companies conduct the sales from their locations and promote them through websites, auction flyers, or in local newspapers.

Items sold in these auctions include:

  • Vehicles
  • Household and office furniture
  • Miscellaneous equipment


The auctioneer conducting the sale establishes acceptable methods of payments. Potential bidders should be aware of the method of payment by contacting the auction company.

Contact this service

780-427-3482 (Edmonton)

403-297-6430 (Calgary)