Items that have been lost in the airport over the last year have gone up for auction

Must See 20/08/2019

Australia's busiest airport is holding an auction selling off the thousands of lost property items left at the airport.

Among the many laptops and cameras are a few more unique items, such as a zebra statue, a barbeque, top-shelf booze and cosmetics.

"We have a two-burner hot plate BBQ, unused false eyelashes, a Betty Boop dress-up costume, a metre-tall zebra statue, pool cue and an orbital sander," auction manager Richard Whitte said.

"I think our most popular item this year will be a Dyson V10 vacuum, still in the box."

It's the sixth year the airport has held the auction that raises money for charity and has so far raised more than a million dollars for organisations such as a financial empowerment program for at-risk women.

"I'm always surprised by the treasure unearthed each year from the auction, although, in this case, one person's treasure is another person’s path to empowerment," Sydney Airport CEO Geoff Culbert said.

The auction runs online until Wednesday.