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Selling fees without an eBay Store

When selling on eBay, you'll pay a final value fee for sold items. We won't generally charge a fee to list an item, unless you choose a listing upgrade option.

Most fees and other selling costs, such as postage labels printed through eBay and refunds to buyers, are deducted from your sales proceeds before your payout is initiated. Learn more about how fees and selling costs are charged.

eBay may apply additional charges in some circumstances based on your selling activity (such as international sales), as well as your seller performance and service metrics.

The fees on this page apply if you don't have an eBay Store.

Different fees will apply if you have an eBay Store or if you want to sell vehicles. Please see the appropriate page below:

Fees when you list your item

It's generally free to list items* in auction-style or fixed price format on eBay.com.au.

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.

If fees apply when listing your item, you'll be able to review these on the listing form before submitting your listing.

*Limits and exclusions apply; please read our Full terms for fees when listing an item section below.

Standard fees for optional listing upgrades on eBay.com.au

Feature Fee (incl. GST)
List in a second category $1.50
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.

  • All sellers with an Australian registration address are entitled to 250,000 free insertion fees per month for items listed in auction-style or fixed price format in most categories, including relisted items and listings that are ended early.
  • An insertion fee of $1.50 (incl. GST) per listing will apply if you have used up the monthly free listings, if you list an item in a category that is excluded from free listings (see our category pricing list (PDF) - opens in new window or tab for details of exclusions), or if your registration address is outside Australia.
  • All existing selling limits on your account (as well as category and item limits) still apply, and may prevent you from creating the maximum number of listings stated above.
  • If you choose to list your item in two categories, you'll pay an insertion fee of $1.50 (incl. GST) for the second category and any feature fees will be charged twice (once for each category).
  • Auction-style listings may be automatically relisted up up to eight times if they don't sell. However, any insertion or feature fees are only charged for the first listing.
  • Fixed price listings are "Good 'Til Cancelled" – they renew automatically once per month unless all of the items sell, you end the listing, or the listing violates an eBay policy. Any insertion fees and feature fees are charged once per month.
  • Insertion and listing upgrade fees are non-refundable, even if your item doesn't sell or you remove the upgrade feature from your listing.

Fees when you sell your item

You pay one final value fee for items you sell on eBay, with no third-party payment processing fees.

The final value fee is calculated as a percentage of the total sale amount per item (item price + postage and handling charges), plus a fixed charge of $0.30 per order.

Standard final value fees on eBay.com.au

Fee type/category Final value fee (incl. GST)
Fixed fee – all categories $0.30 per order
Variable fee – most categories 13.4% of the sale amount up to $4,000 (including postage and handling), calculated per item

2.5% of the sale amount over $4,000
Variable fee - Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) category 5.5% of the total sale amount
Fixed fee – Services category $44.00

If your item doesn't sell, you usually don't pay a final value fee. However, if we determine that you may have completed a sale outside of eBay, we'll charge a final value fee for introducing you to the buyer.

If you refund a buyer or cancel a sale, you may be eligible for a credit of the percentage portion of the final value fee. (The fixed fee per order won't be credited.)

Sellers not meeting performance expectations will be charged higher final value fees:

  • If your account is evaluated as not meeting minimum performance standards (i.e. 'Below Standard') in the evaluation on the 20th of a month, you'll be charged an additional 4.4% (incl. GST) on the total sale amount for items sold in all categories during the following calendar month. 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 in the evaluation on the 20th of a month, you'll be charged an additional 4.4% (incl. GST) on the total sale amount for items sold in those categories during the following calendar month. You can view your service metrics by going to the Performance tab in Seller Hub - opens in new window or tab
  • When you sell an item on eBay, the final value fee is calculated as a percentage of the total sale amount per item (item price + postage and handling charges), plus a fixed charge of $0.30 per order.
    • The item price is the winning bid (for auction-style 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), and does not include the value of any eBay voucher, coupon or discount offer applied by the buyer at checkout.
    • The postage and handling charges include postage, handling fees and any additional services paid for by the buyer (e.g. Signature on Delivery), and any applicable taxes.
    • An order is defined as any number of items purchased by the same buyer at checkout with the same delivery method.
  • Final value fee percentages depend on the sale price and your seller performance.
    • If additional final fees apply due to poor seller performance and/or service metrics, as described above, the percentage portion of the final value fees is increased by 4.4 percentage points (e.g. a 13.4% + $0.30 final value fee would increase to 17.8% + $0.30). We'll indicate which listings are subject to the additional final value fee on your Seller account - opens in new window or tab.
  • 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 sale amount, which is determined as follows:
    • Auction-style format: The "total sale amount" 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 sale amount" is the fixed price or the price identified between the buyer and seller, whichever is highest.
  • If you need to refund the buyer or cancel the sale, you are eligible for a credit of the variable percentage portion of the final value fee, provided that you refund the buyer in full in resolution of a return or cancellation request. The fixed fee per order will not be credited.

Fees for Classified Ad listings

In a couple of categories, you can list using our Classified Ad format. In this format, we'll charge an insertion fee when you create your listing. Final value fees apply to Classified Ad listings in the Services category.

Standard fees for Classified Ad listings on eBay.com.au

Category Insertion fee
(incl. GST)
Optional feature fees
(incl. GST)
Final value fee
(incl. GST)
Services $21.99 Subtitle
$2.20

Scheduled listing
$0.44
$44.00
Real Estate $54.95 n/a

Different fees apply to Classified Ad listings in Motors vehicle categories.

Fees for Promoted Listings

Ad fees may apply if you choose to promote your listing.

If you use our Promoted Listing service from the listing form or My eBay - opens in new window or tab, the ad fee will be displayed when you agree to promote your listing. This may be a flat fee charged at the time you create the ad, or a percentage fee charged at the time of sale.

  • Flat ad fees are non-refundable, even if the item doesn't sell.
  • Percentage fees are based on the ad rate set at the time the buyer last clicked or tapped on your ad and the sale price of the item (excluding postage and any applicable taxes). The fee is only charged if the buyer had clicked or tapped on your ad within the past 30 calendar days.

If you use our Promoted Listings service through Seller Hub - opens in new window or tab, you can set and adjust the ad fee percentage for individual listings or campaigns.

  • The ad fee is charged at the time of sale, based on the ad rate set at the time the buyer last clicked or tapped on your ad and the sale price of the item (excluding postage and any applicable taxes).
  • 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.

For more information about how fees are charged when using Promoted Listings, please read our Marketing Terms of Service - opens in new window or tab.

Charges for supplemental services

These additional charges may apply to your selling activity:

Dispute fees

When you are found responsible for a chargeback or other disputed amount as per eBay's policies, we charge a dispute fee of $24.20 (incl. GST) for each dispute.

International sales fee

If your registered address is in Australia, you pay an international sales fee when the delivery location for the item (entered by the buyer during checkout) is outside Australia.

This fee is calculated as 1.1% (incl. GST) of the total sale amount (including postage and handling, and any tax or other applicable fees) and is automatically deducted from your sales proceeds.

If your registered address is not in Australia, please refer to the fee page for your country or region of residence for your international sales fee information.

Seller currency conversion charge

When you create listings or sell items on an international eBay site, eBay may convert your funds to a different currency in order to collect amounts owed by you to eBay, or to payout funds due to you.

For example, if your registered address is in Australia and you create a listing on eBay.de for which fees are due (such as insertion and/or optional listing upgrade fees), eBay will convert your funds from AUD to EUR using the transaction exchange rate applicable at the time of listing, in order to collect these fees. When the item sells on eBay.de, eBay will calculate your payout amount by converting the sales proceeds from EUR to AUD using the transaction exchange rate applicable at the time of the sale.

If eBay converts your funds, the conversion will be completed at the transaction exchange rate we set for the relevant currency exchange. eBay's transaction exchange rate is composed of a base exchange rate plus a conversion charge. The conversion charge is a fixed percentage applied to the base exchange rate and retained by eBay. The base exchange rate reflects rates within the wholesale currency markets applicable to the currency pairing on the day of the conversion, or the prior business day. If exchange rates are set by law or regulation, the base exchange rate reflects the government reference rates.

If your registered address is in Australia, the seller currency conversion charge applied and retained by eBay is 3.3% (incl. GST). If your registered address is not in Australia, please refer to the fee page for your country or region of residence for your seller currency conversion charge information.

Additional terms and conditions for eBay fees

Billing and payment

  • Most fees and selling costs will be automatically deducted from your sales proceeds prior to payout. Details of the fees or costs will be on your Financial statement.
  • If your funds awaiting payout are insufficient to cover your selling costs, we'll charge the payment method you've set up on your seller account or otherwise collect fees and selling costs from you as set out in the Payments Terms of Use - opens in new window or tab.

Goods and Services Tax (GST)

  • If your registered address is in Australia, Australian GST of 10% is payable on your eBay fees. Unless you provided eBay with your ABN and registered for tax exempt status - opens in new window or tab, we'll add GST to your eBay fees.
  • If you live outside Australia, depending on the tax legislation of your country or region of residency, local Goods and Services Tax (GST), Value Added Tax (VAT) or similar consumption tax might apply, instead of Australian GST.

Other terms

  • Fee amounts are based on the terms in effect when a listing goes live and when it renews.
  • 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.

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