Trash and treasure: The weirdest things left behind by travellers at Sydney Airport

From computers to cameras, handbags to watches, even boomerangs - you would be amazed what items forgetful passengers leave behind at Sydney airport.

More than 1000 items lost and never claimed are now up for grabs at auction.

Fluffy koalas are left behind by the boxful. Source: 7 News
Fluffy koalas are left behind by the boxful. Source: 7 News
Cameras, laptops and tablets are frequently left behind. Source: 7 News
Cameras, laptops and tablets are frequently left behind. Source: 7 News

Every year the 42 million people who go through Sydney's airport terminals leave all sorts of things behind - at gate lounges, food courts, bathrooms, and often in security trays.

If the owner can't be found, the items end up being auctioned for charity.

A Makita power tool gets left behind. Source: 7 News
A Makita power tool gets left behind. Source: 7 News

Headphones, sunglasses, row upon row of electronics, laptops and tablets and expensive cameras are all up for sale.

What else do travellers leave behind?

  • Fluffy koalas (by the boxload).

  • Boomerangs (that definitely won't be returning to their owners).

  • A cane toad coin purse (accidental or on purpose, we wonder?)

  • A Star Wars light saber (there's a very annoyed Jedi out there somewhere).

  • A $1500 Gucci handbag (the owner must be kicking themselves).

  • Masha, the talking Russian doll (teach yourself a new language).

Masha, the talking Russian doll. Source: 7 News
Masha, the talking Russian doll. Source: 7 News
A cane toad coin purse. Source: 7 News
A cane toad coin purse. Source: 7 News

Airport staff have also found perfumes, a ukelele, a trumpet, blood pressure equipment, rollerblades, badminton rackets - even a chainsaw.

Guitars and ukeleles get left behind. Source: 7 News
Guitars and ukeleles get left behind. Source: 7 News

The online auction starts on Wednesday. More details here.

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