Victoria Scrap Metal Prices - Australia

Selling Scrap in Victoria

Victoria is Australia's second-smallest state in terms of size, but also it's most densely populated state. It borders on New South Wales to the north and South Australia to the west. It has a population of over 6.6 million and most Victorians (3 out of 4 actually) live in the Greater Melbourne area. Melbourne is the capital of this state.

Victoria has a very diverse economy with a lot of activities. Relevant to scrap metal activities are it's manufacturing industry (which is the 3rd industry for the economy) and the mining industry. Of course construction is also a very strong contributor to the demand for scrap metal in this state as it's so densely populated with an increasing need for construction materials.

Before you go and start bringing your scrap metal to the yards, you should read up on the scrap metal laws in Victoria. Below we summarize them for you in plain language so you know what to expect.

First of all there are NO cash payments for scrap metal in Victoria.

You can only buy or sell with:

  • a cheque that is not transferable or payable to cash, or
  • an electronic funds transfer, excluding e-currency.

Second, there is extensive record keeping when trading scrap metal.

When a dealer buys scrap metal from you, he/she needs to record:

  • description, including quantity and/or weight
  • for motor vehicles, the vehicle identifier
  • the name and address of the seller
  • the identification details of the seller
  • the date and time of purchase
  • a copy of the cheque or electronic funds transfer, and
  • his/her own name (or employee name)

Other than that there are specific requirements for copper retention and retention of vehicles, which are introduced to prevent the theft of scrap metal.

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