Revealed: The bizarre items travellers leave behind at airport

You’d think most people travelling through our airport would chase up any lost luggage.

But property worth tens of thousands of dollars has been left behind at one Australian airport, and it is now about to be auctioned.

Strollers, baby seats, tennis rackets, boogie boards, laptops and guitars, are amongst the items accidentally left behind at Brisbane Airport.

“Things that you think you probably wouldn’t forget,” Rhys Jones of Pickles Auctions said.

Bizarrely, a nearly-new wheelchair was left behind at Brisbane airport. Source: 7 News

A near-new wheelchair left at the airport has management scratching their heads.

“It’s just one of the many weird and wacky things that are up for auction,” Jacinta Messer, Brisbane Airport Partnerships Manager said.

There are 10,000 items that remain unclaimed each year from 24 million passengers.

“Airports are places of high emotion, so sometimes people might not be paying attention to their items and crazy things like that get left behind,” Ms Messer said.

Passengers leave a wide variety of items behind by accident – not just their luggage. Source: File/Getty

Items including jewellery are now going to auction with zero reserve.

“You could have a successful bid and end up with an item within your lot valued at tens of thousands of dollars,” Ms Messer said,

There are 150 valuable items up for auction online from Monday for 10 days.

It’s expected to raise more than $20,000 for the Courier Mail Children’s Fund.

The auction will start from 9am on November 26 and the public viewing is from 9am to noon on November 24 at Pickles Auctions, 400 Beatty Road, Archerfield.