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Selling fees without an eBay Store

We charge two main types of selling fees: an insertion fee when you create a listing, and a final value fee when your item is sold. This article sets out our standard fees for selling on eBay.com.au without an eBay Store.

The amount we charge depends on the item's price, the format and category you choose for your listing, and your seller performance and service metrics.

From 1 January 2019, additional final value fees for poor seller performance or poor service metrics will be increased from 2% to 4%.

We also charge a fee for some optional features and services, such as listing upgrades or postage labels printed through eBay.

For an overview of eBay fees, download a copy of our fee table for selling on eBay.com.au (PDF) - opens in new window or tab.

Before creating a listing, you can use our fee calculator - opens in new window or tab to get an estimate of the fees you'll be charged for selling your item.

Fees when you list your item

Free listings every month

We give you 40 free listings each month. This covers your insertion fee only – you'll still pay a final value fee when your item sells, and for any optional listing upgrades you use.

Read our full terms for monthly free listings
  • Your free listings can be auction-style or fixed price.
  • You can use free listings in most categories, but there are some exclusions. See our category pricing list (PDF) - opens in new window or tab for full details.
  • The free insertion fee only applies to the first category on your listing. If you choose to list your item in two categories, you'll pay an insertion fee for the listing in the second category.
  • The following count toward your monthly free listings:
    • Manually relisted items (automatically relisted items don't count towards your monthly free listings if you're a non-business seller)
    • The original listing and each renewal for Good 'Til Cancelled listings
    • Listings that you end early, or we end early
    • Duplicate identical auction-style listings (even if one or more of those listings doesn't appear on eBay immediately).
  • The standard free listing entitlement is only available to sellers registered in Australia.

Tip
Sometimes we have promotional offers - opens in new window or tab with additional free listings or fee discounts – make sure you've selected Get Offer before you list your item(s).

Insertion fees

Once you've used up your free listings, we'll charge a non-refundable insertion fee whenever you list an item on eBay.

Here's an overview of standard insertion fees on eBay.com.au:

Listing format Starting price or category Insertion fee (including GST)
Auction or fixed price

Starting price up to $100

Starting price over $100

$1.65

$3.85

Classified Ad

Real Estate

Other categories

$54.95

$21.99

Read our full terms for insertion fees
  • If you choose to list your item in two categories, you'll also pay an insertion fee for the second category.
  • For listings with multiple items (including listings with variations), you only pay one insertion fee. We'll calculate the insertion fee based on the total start price of your listing, which is the item price multiplied by the quantity. For example, if you list 10 items at $4.00 each, the total start price is $40. If you list 100 items at $4.00 each, the total start price is $400.
  • If your item is set up with automatic relisting, you'll pay an insertion fee for the initial listing. If your item doesn't sell, it will be relisted up to three times with no additional insertion fee and without counting towards your free listing entitlement for the month. Automatic relisting applies in most categories, but there are some exclusions. See our category pricing list (PDF) - opens in new window or tab for full details.
  • If you set your listing as "Good 'Til Cancelled", it will renew automatically every 30 days unless all of the items sell, you end the listing, or the listing violates an eBay policy. Insertion fees are charged every 30 day period.
  • Different insertion fees apply in Motors vehicle categories.
  • Additional fees may apply if you select optional listing upgrades for your listing.

Fees for optional listing upgrades

Certain features, like adding a subtitle, do require an additional fee, but these upgrades can help your listing stand out and attract more buyers.

We charge fees for these optional upgrades regardless of whether your item sells. However, if your items are set to relist automatically, we only charge for the optional feature on the initial listing.

Feature Fee (including GST)
Subtitle $2.20
Buy It Now added to an auction FREE
Scheduled listing

FREE in most categories
$0.44 in a small number of categories^

^Categories where feature fees apply include: Websites & Businesses for Sale, Real Estate, Services and some Travel categories. For details, see our category pricing list (PDF) - opens in new window or tab.

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If you choose to list in two categories, any feature fees will be charged twice (once for each category).

Fees when you sell your item

Final value fees

We charge a final value fee whenever you sell an item on eBay or if we determine that you may have completed a sale outside of eBay.

Final value fees are based on a percentage of the total amount the buyer pays (including postage and handling).

Here's an overview of standard final value fees:

Listing format Final value fee (including GST)
Auction or fixed price 10.9% of the total amount of the sale, to a maximum charge of $440 per item*
Classified Ad $44.00 if the item sells via Best Offer (available in the Services category)

*Additional final value fees may apply in either of the following circumstances:

  • If your account doesn't meet our minimum performance standards at the time of sale, your final value fees will increase by 2% for sales in all categories. You can check your current seller performance level in your Seller Dashboard - opens in new window or tab.
  • If your rate of 'Item not as described' returns is evaluated in your service metrics as Very High in one or more categories, your final value fees will increase by 2% for sales in those categories. You can view your service metrics by going to the Performance tab in Seller Hub - opens in new window or tab.
  • Note: From 1 January 2019, these additional final value fees will be increased from 2% to 4%.
Read our full terms for final value fees
  • When you sell an item on eBay, the final value fee is based on the total amount of the sale (item price + postage and handling charges):
    • The item price is the winning bid (for auction-style format listings), the Buy It Now price (for fixed price listings or auctions where the buyer chose a Buy It Now option), or the offer price (if the buyer and seller agree on a price using Best Offer, or the buyer accepts an offer sent by a seller).
    • The postage and handling charges include postage, handling fees and any additional services paid for by the buyer (e.g. Signature on Delivery).
  • If you offer or reference your contact information or ask a buyer for their contact information in the context of buying or selling outside of eBay, the final value fee is based on the total amount of the sale, which is determined as follows:
    • Auction-style format: The "total amount of the sale" is the auction start price, the Buy It Now price (if applicable), the reserve price (if applicable), or the price identified between the buyer and seller, whichever is highest.
    • Fixed price format: The "total amount of the sale" is the fixed price or the price identified between the buyer and seller, whichever is highest.
  • We may apply an additional final value fee due to either poor seller performance or service metrics, as described above. If an additional final value fee applies:
    • The standard final value fee for the total amount of the sale is increased by 2% (e.g. a 10.9% final value fee becomes 12.9%).
    • Listings will only attract one additional final value fee (i.e. listings that are subject to a 2% additional final value fee due to poor seller performance won't have an additional 2% fee applied due to poor service metrics).
    • The additional final value fee will apply on top of the standard maximum charge per sold item (i.e. the final value fee will be $440 + 2% of the total amount of the sale).
    • We'll indicate which listings are subject to the additional final value fee on your Account Summary - opens in new window or tab.
  • When you list an item in two categories which have different final value fees, the higher final value fee will apply when your item sells.
  • You can request a final value fee credit if an item isn't paid for, or you need to cancel the transaction. Find out more about final value fee credits.
  • Different final value fees apply in Motors vehicle categories.

Fees for selling tools

If you don't have an eBay Store, we charge the following fees for a selling tool subscription:

Subscription Standard fee (including GST)
Selling Manager FREE
Selling Manager Pro $10.95 / month

Fees for promoted listings

The fee for promoting your listing is a percentage of the item's final sale price. You'll see the percentage we'll charge when you agree to promote your listing.

If a buyer clicks or taps on your promoted listing and then buys the item within 30 days, you'll be charged the ad fee. If your item doesn't sell, or if a buyer finds your item through a non-promoted listing in search results, you won't be charged an ad fee.

Charges for supplemental services

These additional charges may apply to your selling activity:

Depending on the charge, and at eBay's option, these charges may be included on your seller invoice and charged to your automatic payment method along with your eBay selling fees.

Additional terms and conditions for eBay fees

Your account status and payment

  • Your listing fee subtotal appears at the bottom of the listing form, before you submit your listing.
  • Your monthly invoice summarises your account activity (e.g. fees, payments) and shows the amount due and the payment due date. You can also see your recent account activity for the last four months by viewing your Account status page - opens in new window or tab.
  • We require payment in full each month on accounts with an amount due of $1.00 or more. Learn more about paying your eBay fees.
  • If you haven't paid by the due date, you may be billed late fees, your eBay account may be suspended, and you may be responsible for collection and legal related costs.
  • If your seller account is suspended for any reason, any amounts owed will become due and payable immediately. eBay reserves the right to immediately charge any amounts you haven't previously disputed to the billing method you're using.

Goods and Services Tax (GST)

  • If your primary registration address is in Australia, Australian GST of 10% is payable on your eBay fees.
  • If you're a business customer and are registered for GST in Australia, you can get a GST exemption if you register your Australian Business Number (ABN) with eBay. Unless you've registered for GST exemption with eBay, your invoice will include GST.
  • If you live outside Australia, depending on the tax legislation of your country of residency, local Goods and Services Tax (GST), Value Added Tax (VAT) or similar consumption tax might apply, instead of Australian GST.

Other terms

  • The fees on this page apply to listings on eBay.com.au. If you list an item directly on another eBay site (e.g. eBay.com or eBay.co.uk), the fees for that site will apply.
  • All fees are in Australian dollars, unless otherwise stated.
  • There may be instances when your listing doesn't appear in search results until several hours after you've created it. eBay can't guarantee exact listing durations.
  • We may place third-party advertisements on any web page within our site.

The fees for selling an item depend on the price, format and category you choose, whether you have an eBay Store and your seller performance.

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