The 6 RAR Association is a not-for-profit organisation that helps continue the camaraderie and family values forged as part of our members service in the Sixth Battalion Royal Australian Regiment.   Our membership includes current and ex-service personnel and their families.   We hold reunions every five years to gather, reminisce and rekindle friendships; make new friendships and provide support for our 6 RAR family.

Our 2020 Reunion will be run across the weekend of 5-7 June 2020, this particular period will commemorate the forming of the Brisbane based 6th Battalion on 6 June 1965, the 20th anniversary of the Battalions involvement in East Timor and the 10th anniversary of the Battalion’s involvement in MTF1 Afghanistan.  It is expected to be a major event and will attract a great number of soldiers who proudly served their nation.  We expect up to 2000 members and ex-members of 6th Battalion (and family) will want to be part of this Brisbane Reunion and the many activities and commemorative events planned.

In the lead up to the event, and at the event, we will be running raffles/auctions to help cover the cost of the event; and reduce the cost of attending for our members.   We have sourced donations from businesses across Australia for these fundraising events and those companies are listed below.  

We are very grateful for the generous donations from the following businesses without whom these auctions, the fundraising and our 2020 Reunion would not be possible:

Adelaide Zoo                                                                                              Victoria Park Golf Club, Brisbane              

Crystal Castle, Mullumbimby                                                                      Karen’s Scented Candles, Ipswich            

Bushfriends Intuitive Coaching & Healing, Samford                                   Graham Smith, Past President & Secretary           

NRMA Insurance Brisbane Broncos                                                           Charity Paintball Organisation

Hartley’s Crocodile & Animal Adventure Park, Cairns                                Philip Island National Park

North Queensland Cowboys                                                                      North Melbourne Football Club

Vistaprint                                                                                                   Arana Leagues Club, Arana Hills

Quick Silver Day Cruises                                                                          Crocosaurus Cove, Darwin

Finnigan’s Chin, Keperra                                                                          Crystal Cave, Atherton

Wheel of Brisbane, South Bank Brisbane                                                 Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Woolworths Brookside, Mitchelton                                                            Troy Rodgers

Sharon & Alan Waugh                                                                              Jess Pyne

Karen Harwood                                                                                        Clive Harrison, Harrison Metal Art

Mike Egglestone

 

Auction Item Value Time Left Current Bid
Quick Silver Day Cruise for 2 People - Great Adventures Green Island Eco Adventure$600.00Expired
200.00 by uncleolly
Victoria Park Golf Club - Family Putt Putt Pass$68.00Expired
20.00
6RAR Association - Merchandise Pack #3$68.00Expired
30.00 by 553364
Framed North Melbourne Football Team - Signed 2018 Team Poster$50.00Expired
25.00
Army Tie Bar$15.00Expired
25.00 by KB
Adelaide Zoo - Family Pass (2 adults/3 children)$91.50Expired
45.00
Afghanistan Campaign Key Ring $8.00Expired
6.00 by Youngie
The Great War 'March to War' Coffee Mug (Pair)$10.00Expired
5.00
RESPITE IN THE RUBBER - Long Tan Framed Print by Mike Egglestone$500.00Expired
335.00 by MJ
Long Tan Framed Print by Mike Egglestone - WE'RE OUTTA HERE $500.00Expired
250.00
Framed NRMA Brisbane Broncos 2018 Team Poster$35.00Expired
19.00 by MJ
Wine Pack #2 - Three bottles of Red Wine$50.00Expired
30.00 by Stevo
Crystal Castle Pack$300.00Expired
225.00 by Possum
Rising Sun Hat Badge & MINI Infantry Combat Badge (ICB) (Replicas)$25.00Expired
16.50 by Cuddly
Lone Soldier, LEST WE FORGET with Poppies Lapel Pin$5.00Expired
6.50 by Youngie
6 RAR Association Stubby Cooler Pack$24.00Expired
12.00
Metal Art - Blue Dog with Slouch Hat & 6 RAR$500.00Expired
275.00 by BS

The 6 RAR Association are holding online auctions in October 2018, November 2018, March 2019, May 2019,  August 2019 and October 2019 - items donated will be spread across these three auctions and a raffle that will run across the weekend of the Reunion in 2020.    Members of our Association, Sixth Battalion and the general public are welcome to bid during the auction.

Each auction item will provide details of the prize on offer and the sponsor who donated the item.   

All items will have a base bid set by Admin.   Bidding increments will be set, with varying increments for each item.  

 

NOTE:  ALL postage costs are the responsibility of the winner; and must be paid before items will be sent.

 

 We would like to thank everyone for your support.

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Current Bid:
200.00
by uncleolly

Quick Silver Day Cruise for 2 People - Great Adventures Green Island Eco Adventure

Quick Silver Day Cruises - Day cruise for 2 people - Great Adventures Green Island Eco Adventure (Cairns to Green Island return)

This prize includes snorkeling (snorkling equipment - fins, mask, snorkle) OR glass bottom boat adventure.  You could always pay the extra and do both!

An administration fee of $13.00 pp is payable on booking.

The terminal is located at Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal and tours depart at 8:30am, 10:30am or 1:00pm.   Booking details are included.

EXPIRES 30/7/2019

DONATED by Quick Silver Group, Cairns

This voucher will be emailed to the winner (no postage)

 

Catalogue Number: 001C

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Current Bid:
20.00

Victoria Park Golf Club - Family Putt Putt Pass

Victoria Park Golf Club - Family Putt Putt Pass

Victoria Park’s Putt Putt Mini Golf course is like no other you’ve experienced before. This challenging and exciting 18 hole Putt Putt Mini Golf course not only weaves around a rocky terrain while sporting a magnificent view of Brisbane’s CBD skyline, but is also fully licensed! 

Available to play morning, noon and night, Putt Putt Mini Golf at Victoria Park is a sure winner for your next get-together with friends and family. The Putt Putt Mini Golf course features sand and water traps and swinging poles.

We don’t take bookings, just rock up! Latest entry to the course is 1 hour prior to closing.

This item has a $1.00 postage fee payable

Donated by - Victoria Park Golf Club

Catalogue Number: 002C

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Current Bid:
30.00
by 553364

6RAR Association - Merchandise Pack #3

6 RAR Association - Merchandise Pack #3

This pack of Assocication merchandise that includes -

6 RAR Association shirt with red collar (size L) with 50th Anniversary embroidery

6 RAR Association bumper sticker

6 RAR cap with Battlion patch

Blue Dog SILVER lapel pin


There is a postage fee payable for this item.  The winner will need to contact the Auction Organiser for postage costs.

DONATED y the 6RAR Association

Catalogue Number: 003C

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Current Bid:
25.00

Framed North Melbourne Football Team - Signed 2018 Team Poster

North Melbourne Football Club - 2018 Signed Team Poster

The frame is 53.5cm x 43cm in size with GLASS.

DONATED BY North Melbourne Football Club

FRAME DONATED by Troy Rodgers one our Association Members (ex-6RAR)

 

If the winner requires postage of this item, please contact Auction Organiser BEFORE paying to ensure you include the cost of postage.

Catalogue Number: 004C

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Current Bid:
25.00
by KB

Army Tie Bar

Army Tie Bar

Army 20mm full colour enamel tie bar.  Displayed on a presentation card.

This beautiful gold plated tie bar looks great on both work and formal wear.

 

The winner needs to contact the Auction Organiser BEFORE making payment to get postage costs for this item.

DONATED by Bushfriends Intuitive Coaching & Healing

Catalogue Number: 005C

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Current Bid:
45.00

Adelaide Zoo - Family Pass (2 adults/3 children)

Adelaide Zoo - Family Pass (2 adults/3 children)

Children are 4-14 years

What is included:

a) One day entry to Adelaide Zoo

b) Access to 2,500 animals and 250 species

c) Free Keeper Presentations
 
d) Endless family fun
 
e) Open from 9:30am – 5pm every day of the year, including Christmas and all public holidays.
 

Children under 15 years must be accompanied by a paying/supervising adult/concession during entry and at all times whilst inside the zoo grounds.

EXPIRES 23/09/2019

DONATED by Adelaide Zoo

This is an electronic voucher so there is no postage on this item.

Catalogue Number: 006C

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Current Bid:
6.00
by Youngie

Afghanistan Campaign Key Ring

Afghanistan Campaign Key Ring

Measuring 25mm x 40mm silver plated Afghanistan key ring.

The enamel filled face features the colours of the Afghanistan Campaign Ribbon, representing the subtle hues of sky, snow, desert, the ADF and war.

The reverse features the message, "Soldier On"

 

DONATED by Bushfriends Intuitive Coaching & Healing

The winner needs to contact the Auction Organiser for postage costs for this item BEFORE making payment.

Catalogue Number: 007C

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Current Bid:
5.00

The Great War 'March to War' Coffee Mug (Pair)

The Great War 'March to War' Coffee Mug (Pair)

White fine bone china mugs featuring the March to War illustration design.

 

Additional wrapping is required to post this item.  The winner needs to contact the Auction Organise for postage on this item BEFORE paying.

DONATED by Bushfriends Intutitive Coaching & Healing

Catalogue Number: 008C

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Current Bid:
335.00
by MJ

RESPITE IN THE RUBBER - Long Tan Framed Print by Mike Egglestone

Long Tan framed print by Mike Egglestone - titled RESPITE IN THE RUBBER

This is one of two prints DONATED by Mike Egglestone.

Mike is ex-6RAR D Coy

The print is framed with GLASS and measures - TBA

This item will require significant wrapping for postage.  The winner needs to contact the Auction Organiser BEFORE paying for postage costs.

Catalogue Number: 009C

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Current Bid:
250.00

Long Tan Framed Print by Mike Egglestone - WE'RE OUTTA HERE

Long Tan framed print by Mike Egglestone - titled WE'RE OUTTA HERE

This is one of two prints DONATED by Mike Egglestone.

This print if framed with GLASS and measures - TBA

 

This item will require significant wrapping for postage.  The winner needs to contact the Auction Organiser BEFORE paying to obtain postage costs.

Catalogue Number: 010C

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Current Bid:
19.00
by MJ

Framed NRMA Brisbane Broncos 2018 Team Poster

NRMA Brisbane Broncos - 2018 Team Poster (unsigned)

This poster is framed with perspex and measures - 60.5cm x 43cm


DONATED by NRMA Brisbane Broncos

Frame DONATED by Jess Pyne

 This item will require significant wrapping for post.  Winner needs to contact the Auction Organiser for postage BEFORE paying.

Catalogue Number: 011C

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Current Bid:
30.00
by Stevo

Wine Pack #2 - Three bottles of Red Wine

Wine Pack #2 - Three bottles of Red Wine

1 x Rahrlock Barossa Merlot 2016

1 x Riddoch Reserve Cab Sav 2015

1 x McLeans Farm Merlot 2016

DONATED by Graham Smith (Secretary 6 RAR Association)

This item will require significant wrapping to post.  Winner needs to contact Auction Organiser to obtain postage costs BEFORE paying.

Catalogue Number: 012C

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Current Bid:
225.00
by Possum

Crystal Castle Pack

Crystal Castle Pack

Includes - 2 Entry Passes & $250 Giftshop voucher

 

DONATED by Crystal Castle, Mullumbimby, NSW

This item has a $1.00 postage fee payable with the winning bid.  Winner to contact Auction Organiser to provide postal address.

Catalogue Number: 013C

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Current Bid:
16.50
by Cuddly

Rising Sun Hat Badge & MINI Infantry Combat Badge (ICB) (Replicas)

Rising Sun Hat Badge (Replica)

This is a high quality replica of the Seventh Australian Army Sun Hat Badge.

The current design from 1991 was produced with 'The Australian Army' on the scroll and the removal of the Federation Star and heraldic wreath.

The Rising Sun Badge was originally called the Generl Service Badge, but it is now officially labelled the Australian Army Badge.  It will however, always be known as The Rising Sun Badge.

Features secure fastening clutches.

Miniture Infantry Combat Badge (Replica)

Australian Army - Infantry Combat Badge (Miniature - Mess Dress version), with two pins. 16mm in height.

The Infantry Combat Badge (ICB) is awarded to a serving member of the Australian Army for service as an Infantryman in warlike operations.

 

 

 DONATED by Barry Shipway (6 RAR Association Merchanise Officer)

The winner of this item needs to contact the Auction Organiser for postage costs BEFORE paying.

Catalogue Number: 014C

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Current Bid:
6.50
by Youngie

Lone Soldier, LEST WE FORGET with Poppies Lapel Pin

Lone Soldier, LEST WE FORGET with Poppies Lapel Pin

Depicts a lone soldier standing at reverse arms with poppies at their feet, with a white namel sash which states '1914 - 2014 LEST WE FORGET'

The origin of the tradition of resting on reversed arms is lost in time. It was used by a Commonwealth soldier at the execution of Charles I in 1649 (the soldier was duly punished for his symbolic gesture towards the King’s death) and it is recorded that at the funeral for Marlborough in 1722, the troops carried out a formal reverse arms drill which was especially invented for the service as a unique sign of respect to the great soldier.

 (NOTE: Second photo on this item is just to show poppy colour better)

DONATED by Barry Shipway (6 RAR Association Merchandise Officer)

Winner will need to contact Auction Organiser to obtain postage cost for this item BEFORE paying.

Catalogue Number: 015C

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Current Bid:
12.00

6 RAR Association Stubby Cooler Pack

6 RAR Association Stubby Cooler Pack

Pack contains:

1 x 6 RAR Association cooler; 1 x 50th Anniversary Battle of Long Tan cooler; 1 x Tri Service cooler

 

DONATED by the 6 RAR Association

Winner needs to contact Auction Organiser to obtain cost of postage for this item BEFORE paying.

Catalogue Number: 016C

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Current Bid:
275.00
by BS

Metal Art - Blue Dog with Slouch Hat & 6 RAR

Metal Art - Blue Dog with Slouch Hat & 6 RAR

Measures - 65cm x 65cm and weighs approx 7-10kg

This piece of art was designed and commisioned by Karen Harwood (ex- BHQ) and was made by Clive Harrison, Harrision Metal Art.

This is an amazing piece of metal art and a true tribute to the Battalion and our Blue Dog.

 DONATED BY Karen Harwood & Clive Harrison, Harrison Metal Art

This piece will require significant wrapping for postage AND weighs 7-10kg.  The winner needs to contact the Auction Organiser for postage costs BEFORE paying.

Catalogue Number: 017C

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If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact 6 RAR Association at teresa.pyne@bigpond.com.