Melbourne Scrap Metal Prices - Australia

Selling Scrap in Melbourne

Melbourne is the capital city of the Australian state of Victoria, and the second-most populous city in Australia with a population of over 5 million. That is almost 20% of the population of Australia.

Melbourne has a long history in the metal business as many people flocked there during the gold-rush that captivated Victoria in the 19th century. When the gold rush was over the city kept growing and gold mining started to become a big industry. This in turn spurred a growth in manufacturing and other industries.

Over the last 50 years the population of Melbourne has kept on growing and it's economy with it. Largely unfazed by the world-wide financial crisis, it has always been a steady place to find employment and it keeps attracting new people. Construction therefore remains strong and this drives a huge need for source materials - metals included.

Scrap metal is therefore a good opportunity in the greater Melbourne area and you can make a good living with it. Before you do, make sure you inform yourself well around the rules and regulations as Victoria is well regulated.

A few key things to know are that you will not be able to get cash for your scrap metal. The yard will pay you differently (with a cheque for example). Furthermore they will log details about the transaction and will need to see your identification. If you're scrapping a vehicle (or vehicle parts) then the vehicle ID must be on there.

Scrap Metal Prices per Kilogram

MetalPrice Per Kilo
Aluminium$4.16
Aluminium Alloy$2.63
Copper$13.47
Brass$10.70
Lead$3.05
Nickel$39.65
Tin$49.31
Zinc$5.33
Steel Scrap$0.68
Steel Rebar$1.12

Last Updated On 2022-05-23

Scrap Aluminium Prices per Kilogram

MetalPrice Per Kilo
Aluminium 1100$2.87
Aluminium 3003$2.87
Aluminium 356 Wheels (clean)$2.87
Aluminium 356 Wheels (dirty)$2.04
Aluminium 5052 Scrap$3.87
Aluminium 6061 Extrusions$2.54
Aluminium 6063 Extrusions$3.37
Aluminium 6063 Extrusions/Fe$2.46
Aluminium/Cu Radiators$6.75
Aluminium/Cu/Fe Radiators$6.25
Aluminium Radiators$1.62
Aluminium/Fe Radiators$1.21
Transformers$0.71
Breakage 50% Recovery$0.92
Chrome Wheels$2.71
E.C. Wire$4.46
Litho Sheets$2.87
Mixed Turnings $1.67
MLC Clips$2.83
Aluminium Old Cast$2.75
Aluminium Old Sheet$2.71
Painted Siding$2.67
UBC$2.83
Zorba 90% NF$2.71
Aluminium Cans (clean)$2.08
Aluminium Cans (dirty)$1.04

Scrap Brass Prices per Kilogram

MetalPrice Per Kilo
Red Brass$6.85
Yellow Brass$6.20
Brass Rod$6.69
Brass Hair Wire$7.18
Brass Pipe$6.52
Brass Radiators$5.55
Brass Shells$6.17
Brass Turnings$6.30
Bronze$7.50
Bronze Turnings$3.91
Dirty Brass$3.26
Dirty Brass Radiators$3.26
Plumbers Brass$6.52
Semi-Red Brass$6.62

Scrap Copper Prices per Kilogram

MetalPrice Per Kilo
#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$11.80
#1 Copper Tubing$11.01
#1 Flashing Copper$11.01
#2 Copper Tubing$10.38
#2/3 Mix Copper$10.07
#3 Copper with Tar$9.44
#3 Roofing Copper$9.75
Dirty Roofing Copper$9.12
Electric Motors - Copper$8.18
Enameled Copper$9.28
Insulated Copper Wire$9.44
Lead Coated Copper$7.96
Silver Plated Copper$10.07
Tin Coated Copper$8.81
Tin Insulated Copper Wire$8.81

Scrap Lead Prices per Kilogram

MetalPrice Per Kilo
Lead Batteries$0.63
Lead Shot$1.44
Lead Wheel Weights$0.92
Solid Lead$1.93
Soft Lead$1.98

Scrap Zinc Prices per Kilogram

MetalPrice Per Kilo
New Zinc Die Cast$3.31
Old Zinc Die Cast$2.85

Scrap Gold Prices

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
9ct Gold$30.48$948.18
14ct Gold$47.56$1,479.13
18ct Gold$60.97$1,896.31
22ct Gold$74.46$2,316.02
24ct Gold$81.28$2,528.17

In the table above you'll find today's scrap gold price for the different purities of gold.

Scrap Prices for other Precious Metals

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
Palladium$66.78$2,077.16
Platinum$31.99$995.05
Silver$0.83$25.77

Precious metal prices are usually set in troy ounces. One troy ounce (Oz) is equal to around 31.1 grams.

Today's scrap prices for silver, palladium and platinum.

Scrap Prices for Steel per Kilogram

MetalPrice Per Kilo
#1 Bundle$0.38
#1 Busheling$0.39
#1 HMS$0.28
HMS 80/20$0.23
Sheet Metal$0.22
Shredded Auto Scrap$0.29
Structural Steel$0.28

Scrap Prices for Stainless Steel per Kilogram

MetalPrice Per Kilo
201 SS$1.00
301 SS$1.70
304 SS Solid$2.43
304 SS Turning$2.10
309 SS$3.16
310 SS$4.80
316 SS Solid$3.16
330 SS$7.83

Above are today's prices for stainless steel. Stainless steel is very much in demand currently due to it's use in construction.

Scrap Prices for other Ferrous Metals per Kilogram

MetalPrice Per Kilo
Scrap #1 Prepared$0.30
Scrap #2 Prepared$0.33
Scrap #1 Unprepared$0.23
Scrap #2 Unprepared$0.25
Scrap Auto Slabs Whole$0.27
Scrap Cast Iron$0.40
Scrap Dishwashers$0.27
Scrap Dryers$0.27
Scrap Oversize Torch$0.37
Scrap Rebar$0.80
Scrap Washing Machines$0.27
Scrap Water Heaters$0.27

Scrap Electronics Prices per Kilogram

ElectronicsPrice Per Kilo
Scrap Back PanelsContact local scrap yard
Scrap Cellphones
Scrap Computer Wire
Scrap CPU Chips
Scrap CRT Monitors
Scrap Empty PC Servers
Scrap Graphics Cards
Scrap Hard DrivesContact local scrap yard
Scrap Hard Drive Boards
Scrap Laptops
Scrap LCD Monitors
Scrap Low Grade Boards
Scrap Mainframes
Scrap Memory
Scrap Mice
Scrap MotherboardsContact local scrap yard
Scrap Non-Green PC Boards
Scrap PC Boards
Scrap PC Tower
Scrap Power Supplies
Scrap Printers/Fax Machines
Scrap Servers
Scrap Speakers
Scrap Telecom EquipmentContact local scrap yard