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Auctions Melbourne

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Established in 1919, Leonard Joel is Australia’s premier auction house; a marketplace for the rare, the beautiful and the extraordinary.

Leonard Joel Melbourne offers specialist expertise and regular, curated auctions in Fine Jewels & Timepieces, Fine Art, Decorative Arts, Asian Works of Art, Modern Design, Prints & Multiples, Luxury and more.

Leonard Joel Melbourne is also renowned for The Auction Salon; a long-running and popular auction offering over 1,000 lots of Furniture, Jewellery, Art and Objects every week.

Our Melbourne premises have moved from our first home in Little Collins Street to McKillop Street, Melbourne, and then to both Inkerman Street, St Kilda and High Street, Armadale. In 1996 we moved to our current home, the former Hawksburn primary school at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Whether you are buying or selling, we look forward to welcoming you to our saleroom in Melbourne.

Upcoming Auctions at Leonard Joel

Browse our full calendar of auctions across every collecting category.

Melbourne Auction Highlights

Auctions Melbourne Specialists

John Albrecht
Chairman & Head of Important Collections


John Albrecht belongs to one of Melbourne’s retail dynasties. His father Kurt Albrecht owned and operated the oldest jewellery retailer in Australia, Kozminsky, and had conducted business with the Joel family for many decades. After founding the modern day jewellery department at Leonard Joel two decades ago, John completed a bachelor of law degree and arts degree at Monash University. Later at RMIT he completed an MBA with a thesis on the commoditisation of Australian art and recent art fund activity. At Kozminsky, he was instrumental in the founding of their art gallery and was a director of the firm.

After a brief period as a securities broker John returned to his passion for all things auction and established Joel Fine Art for Leonard Joel in 2006. For two years John Albrecht and his team at Joel Fine Art conducted major Australian and Aboriginal fine art auctions and delivered numerous Australian art auction records. In 2009 John was invited to return to Leonard Joel as Managing Director and in 2011 completed a successful takeover of the company. He now oversees all important private collections.

Chiara Curcio
Head of Decorative Arts, Design & Interiors


Chiara joined Leonard Joel in 2011 with a keen interest in antiques and the auction market. After completing her Bachelor Degree with a focus in Theory of Art and Design, Archeology, History and languages, Chiara joined Leonard Joel as a junior objects assistant. Her eager interest in object and furniture design and their histories moved her from junior assistant, to manager and then Decorative Arts specialist within a four year period.

In 2017, Chiara was appointed Head of Decorative Arts; within her tenure, she has pioneered two dedicated Asian Art auctions in this category per year and further developed partnerships with local and international collectors and societies within this field.

In addition to valuing and curating specialty auctions, Chiara is also a Senior auctioneer, offering eight years of auctioneering experience.

Olivia Fuller
Head of Fine Art


Olivia Fuller joined Leonard Joel in 2014 as Fine Art Specialist. After completing a Bachelor of Art History and Theory at the University of New South Wales, Olivia went on to manage commercial art galleries in Sydney before moving to Melbourne in 2013 to pursue a passion for working within the art auction market.

In her time as Fine Art Specialist, Olivia pioneered our Women Artists auctions which have unearthed some of Australia’s rarest and most covetable works by underappreciated female artists. She also introduced Centum to the Leonard Joel calendar, which highlights key works of Australian Contemporary Art. In addition to valuing and curating art auctions, Olivia is also a Senior Auctioneer.

Bethany McGougan
Head of Fine Jewels & Timepieces


​Bethany has years of auction experience across various disciplines including Jewellery, Luxury, Collectables and Old Masters/British paintings. After completing a Master​'​s degree in Art History at the University of Edinburgh, Bethany worked at Sotheby’s London, joining Leonard Joel in 2015, acquiring both gemmology and diamond grading qualifications. Bethany has been head of the Jewellery department since 2020.

Bethany has a particular interest in antique and mid-century jewellery pieces.

Now consigning for auction. Submit items for online valuation here or contact us to book an appointment.


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