Perth Scrap Metal Prices

The scrap metal prices per kilo in Perth, as listed in the various tables and sections below, have all been determined via an accumulation of data sources. We have personally visited and reviewed each of Perth’s scrap metal yards and have pulled together their prices for each metal. Our pricing tables are dynamically populated and so people in Perth are able to constantly view the most recent prices for the city. In much the same way as the rest of Australia, Perth’s most commonly traded types of scrap metal include copper, aluminium, iron, lead. However, due to the size of the city, it is quite common to see more obscure types of scrap traded too, including; brass, bronze, zinc, carbide and much more. Due to Perth’s location on the western side of Australia, and relative isolation from all other major cities, the scrap metal prices here are incredibly high compared to almost all other places in the country. If you are not already involved in selling scrap metal per kilo, then it is certainly something that you should be considering.

Price per Kilo
Bare Bright Copper
A$7.00 - A$7.77
Copper 1 (Clean)
A$6.42 - A$7.13
Copper 2 (Mixed)
A$5.88 - A$6.53
Insulated Wire 1
A$5.40 - A$6.00
Insulated Wire 2 (PVC)
A$2.29 - A$2.54
Aluminium Extruded
A$1.35 - A$1.49
Aluminium Cast
A$0.98 - A$1.09
Aluminium Domestic
A$0.98 - A$1.08
Aluminium Cans
A$0.79 - A$0.88
Clean Brass
A$4.37 - A$4.86
Stainless Steel
A$1.08 - A$1.19
A$3.97 - A$4.41
A$1.47 - A$1.64
PB Battery
A$0.57 - A$0.63
Car Battery
A$4.96 - A$5.51
Truck Battery
A$5.96 - A$6.62
A$0.10 - A$0.11


Finding the current scrap metal prices in Perth?

Again, due to Perth’s relative remoteness on its own in the west of Australia, scrap metal prices in the city and all surrounding areas remain strong year round. There are very few places where prices will remain so high, and for such a wide variety of metal forms, all year round. It is definitely not uncommon to see scrap copper or scrap aluminium prices trade for over 10 dollars per kilo in Perth. Copper prices per kilo are strong all year round, whereas aluminium tend to peak every couple of months. These fluctuations are natural and I wouldn’t wait around for the spikes in prices to be honest, they are usually not too notable and are not worth waiting around for. As soon as you get your hands on any of the main types of metal, get yourself down to your local scrap metal trading facility and get it out of your hands right away. The prices are always good in this part of Australia and so I can’t see a reason that anybody would want to hold onto it, regardless of the grade or condition that it is in.

Perth Scrap Metal Prices


Scrap Copper Prices Perth

As discussed in the previous section of this document, scrap copper prices per kilo are good all year in Perth. It is rare to see them dip below the five dollar mark, but it has done every few years. You’ll find that most local scrap yards are keen to take it off your hands, this is due to it being in very short supply throughout much of western Australia. This form of scrap metal is also easy to manage and sell on, so it is little work for your local scrap dealers too. The most important consideration to make before selling your scrap copper in Perth is the weight and grade of it. High quality forms of copper can be sold for exponentially more than the lower quality pieces, and so it is imperative to figure out what you have before taking it for valuation.


Scrap Aluminium Prices Perth

Aluminium can be sold to scrap metal dealers for a good price in Perth year round too. Again, this is largely due to the shortage of scrap aluminium in western Australia. Aluminium is utilised in lots of different industries and so you can’t really have too much of it. You will find that there are many local businesses that will want to purchase scrap aluminium too, while these don’t typically offer quite as strong prices are proper dealers, it is sometimes worth handing your aluminium over there to save the hassle finding a better price. We would always recommend weighing your metal per kilo before taking it to be sold, this will ensure that you get the best price possible.


Scrap Steel Prices Perth

Perth is one of the few places in Australia where scrap steel seems to retain it’s value for a large portion of the year. This is again due to the scrap metal shortage in the west, but also because Perth imports a lot of steel from outside of Australia too. As scrap steel or stainless steel can be attained for a much lower price than pre-manufactured steel, it is a profitable enterprise for local dealers. You shouldn’t spend too much time looking for the best prices for your steel in Perth, most recycling centres will be offering more or less the same price – two or three dollars per kilo, maybe slightly more depending on location.


Scrap Iron Prices Perth

Scrap iron prices in Perth are generally the lowest of any form of scrap metal. One kilo of it could only be worth as little as one dollar, but in a few instances we have tracked it as high as three. There seems to be a relatively strong seasonal trend, this appears to correlate with the shipping schedules for many of the industrial scale businesses in Perth. Scrap iron is typically traded per kilo in Perth and you won’t see much variation between the prices of any of the major scrap yards unfortunately. Our recommendation is to simply find the dealer closest to you, have it weighed and graded there and then be on your way with your money.


Scrap Brass Prices Perth

In the same way as the rest of Australia, brass is a rare metal that is as infrequently traded as bronze in Perth. Scrap brass prices per kilo are usually between two and four Australian dollars per kilo and don’t usually fluctuate out of this range. The supply and demand for scrap copper is stable all year round and remains fairly low compared to all other compounds. As a result of this, it can sometimes be difficult to find a scrap yard willing to accept large quantities of the metal, but hold your nerve and you will almost certainly be able to trade it for a good price somewhere.


What are international scrap metal prices?

Scrap metal prices vary substantially from country to country. In much the same way that prices vary throughout Perth and the rest of Australia, the prices internationally are completely set by supply and demand. Due to being quite far away from other countries, you would expect Australia to have high prices, however because the country has a lot of natural resources, this is unfortunately not the case. Scrap metal prices are fairly low throughout much of the country and particularly in regions close to major cities and ports. Below you can find some links to other international countries’ scrap metal prices: