About Us

At Smith Broughton Auctioneers, we are the experts in remarketing of used equipment across various industries, including mining, construction, transport, agriculture, and industrial

Our History

Smith Broughton Auctioneers origin dates way back to 1977 when Broughton Broughton & Co was founded by Max Broughton and based in the Perth suburb of Bayswater.

By 1981, the company expanded, specializing in asset valuation and sales for the mining and resources sectors. During this time, Max Broughton brought Darren Smith on board as a trainee valuer. The company’s growth extended into the finance and government sectors. 

In 1991, Darren Smith departed to establish DW Smith & Sons Auctioneers & Valuers, focusing on the mining and resources niche. In 1997, Darren and Max reunited, merging their companies to form Smith Broughton Auctioneers, operating from their Midland facility, where they continue to thrive. 

Today, the company remains in the hands of Darren Smith and Max Broughton, with Darren serving as the Managing Director.

Buying & Selling couldn't be easier!

As a leading auction house, we provide a genuine marketplace where buyers and sellers can easily connect. Our dynamic team is well-equipped to oversee the entire sales process and execute a solid strategy that delivers optimal results. We believe that teamwork, partnering with clients, and maintaining transparency in our sales process are the keys to achieving success for everyone involved.

Our Services

Unlock the value of your assets with our expert services

Online Auctions

Experience the convenience and reach of our online auctions - Bid from anywhere, Sell to anyone.

Equipment Cleaning

Accommodates small machinery through to larger plant and equipment.


Buyers can inspect, test, and compare equipment (or have a third-party technician do it on their behalf) at the auction site before purchase.


We can provide auction valuation services for your equipment located anywhere in Western Australia.

Why Choose Us

45+ Years of Experience

Our extensive time in the industry has allowed us to develop an acute understanding of the marketplace and its dynamics.

Sale Options

We offer a range of sales options that are tailored to suit various needs and circumstances, providing our clients with flexibility and customised solutions.

Simple & Transparent

We take pride in providing a comprehensive selling process that covers all aspects of the sales cycle.

Global Marketplace

We prioritise reaching the right buyer. Through market research and industry data, we identify our target audience and tailor our messaging to speak directly to their needs and interests.

Maximum Returns

We ensure that our clients receive the highest possible return on their equipment. Our commitment to excellence and attention to detail is what sets us apart.

Client Testimonials

"Our latest Auction was on a large scale. We have found all the team to be so professional, knowledgeable and will always deal with any queries very promptly and go that extra mile to help. Jules has been our main contact over the years has always been very helpful. We can highly recommend Smith Broughton Auctioneers to anyone who wants a professional service.”
Aussie Earthworks
“We engaged Smith Broughton Auctioneers to assist us in moving on some of our surplus equipment. Never having been through the auction process before. We were able to benefit greatly, achieving above anticipated sale prices. I would highly recommend the team at Smith Broughton and look forward to working with them again in the future.”
Versatile Plant Hire & Contracting
"Kim and the team at Smith Broughton continue to provide excellent service to maximise value for our vast range of surplus assets. They have expert knowledge and provide spot on value analysis allowing us to sell efficiently and with minimal fuss. We appreciate the extra effort they provide to make sure our needs are met at every auction"
Local Government - Sam

Unearth Real Results

Combining our premium service with the above strategies, we ensure that our clients receive the highest possible return on their equipment. Our commitment to excellence and attention to detail is what sets us apart.

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