Tasmania will look into a ban on private sales of Nazi memorabilia after outcry over an auction house putting several of the war relics up for sale.
A belt buckle with a swastika were among items that went under the hammer in Launceston on Wednesday, despite calls from the Jewish community to remove them from bidding.
"I certainly do not appreciate the sale of items such as these, or believe it's something that would be welcomed by the Tasmanian community," Premier Will Hodgman told parliament.
"Whilst this particular organisation is not breaking any law, I think it does clearly break a community standard."
An SS officer's ring was sold for $1000 at the auction, while a German police belt buckle went for $525.
The auction house has defended the sale of the Nazi memorabilia but Mr Hodgman told reporters his government would "take advice" about implementing a ban on the sale of such items.
"We'll certainly consider what options are available to government," he added.
"We don't want to impose unnecessary restrictions on people to do what they wish with their private property but I think there has been a line crossed."
Auctioneer at Armitage Auctions Neil O'Brien told AAP it had sold similar items and all sorts of war paraphernalia over the past 30 years.
"We can't vouch for every single one of the people who bid on these items but the majority of them, they collect all forms of war memorabilia," he said.
"It's not a particular good part of history, but people collect Australian war memorabilia, bayonets, medals.
"Where do you draw the line?"
Dvir Abramovich, chairman of the Anti-Defamation Commission which speaks out against anti-Semitism, this week described the items' sale as "sickening".
An auction house in Melbourne last year withdrew Nazi memorabilia from sale after a public backlash.
Mr Hodgman said such artefacts belonged in museums as a symbol of what must never happen again.
Australian Associated Press