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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.

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.

Fees when you list your item

We give you 40 free auction-style or fixed price listings each month. Once you've used up your free listings, or if an item doesn't qualify for a free listing, we'll charge a non-refundable insertion fee.

Standard insertion fees on eBay.com.au

Listing format Starting price or category Insertion fee (including GST)
Auction or fixed price
(First 40 listings free*)

Starting price up to $100

Starting price over $100

$1.65

$3.85

Classified Ad

Real Estate

Other categories

$54.95

$21.99

*Conditions apply – please see full terms below.

When you list your item, you can select features that require an additional fee, but may help your listing stand out and attract more buyers.

Fees for optional listing upgrades on eBay.com.au

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

FREE in most categories
$0.11 in a small number of categories^

Scheduled listing

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

^For full details, see our category pricing list (PDF) - opens in new window or tab.

Read our full terms for free listings and fees when listing an item
  • Free listings are available in most categories, but there are some exclusions – see our category pricing list (PDF) - opens in new window or tab for full details.
  • The standard free listing entitlement is only available to sellers registered in Australia.
  • The following count toward your monthly free listings:
    • The first time you list an item
    • Manually relisted items
    • Automatically relisted auction-style listings, if you're a business seller
    • Fixed price listings renewing every month, if you listed using the advanced listing form
    • 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).
  • Auction-style listings may be automatically relisted up to eight times if they don't sell. Insertion and feature fees are only charged for the original listing for non-business sellers. Automatic relisting is available in most categories, but there are some exclusions – see our category pricing list (PDF) - opens in new window or tab for full details.
  • Fixed price listings are "Good 'Til Cancelled" – they renew automatically every month unless all of the items sell, you end the listing, or the listing violates an eBay policy.
  • If you choose to list your item in two categories, you'll pay an insertion fee for the second category, regardless of whether you're using a free listing. Any feature fees will be charged twice (once for each category).
  • Different insertion fees apply in Motors vehicle categories.

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). When your listing is eligible for a promotional offer, it will be valid only for the first listing period.

Fees when you sell your item

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).

Standard final value fees on eBay.com.au

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:

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 4% (e.g. a 10.9% final value fee becomes 14.9%).
    • Listings will only attract one additional final value fee (i.e. listings that are subject to a 4% additional final value fee due to poor seller performance won't have an additional 4% 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 + 4% 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

If you choose to promote your listing, you'll pay a fee (a percentage of the sale price) when a customer clicks or taps on your ad and then buys the item within 30 days.

A promoted listing ad fee is calculated at the time of the sale and is based on:

  • The ad rate set at the time the buyer first clicked or tapped on your ad, and
  • The sale price of an item – i.e. the Buy It Now price (or offer price, if you agree a price using Best Offer or the buyer accepts an offer from you), excluding any postage charges and taxes.

How the ad rate is set:

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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