Sydney Scrap Metal Prices - Australia

Selling Scrap in Sydney

Sydney is the capital of the state New South Wales and the biggest city in Australia with more than 5 million people. It's a true metropolis and therefore has a huge amount of construction going on. Therefore there's a huge demand for metal and also scrap metal. And a lot of "cash for gold" places where you can trade in scrap gold as well.

But before you start selling scrap metal, educate yourself on the scrap metal laws. In Sydney the scrap yards are required to follow the NSW scrap metal rules, which are governed by the 2016 Scrap Metal Industry Act.

Some of the most important scrap metal rules are that the scrap yard can't pay you in cash and that the scrap yard needs to log your details. Another thing is that you can only scrap vehicles with the proper identification on the vehicle. These rules make sense though and are logical precautions against scrap metal theft.

We've done some research on the best scrap yards in Sydney for you as well. There are plenty reliable ones, but we recommend Sydney Copper Scraps and E-Planet Scrap Metal. They seem to offer really good service and fair prices.

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