Sydney Scrap Metal Prices

On this page you will find a list of scrap metal prices for Sydney. Our prices have been aggregated from the various scrap metal recycling facilities within the city. It is very difficult for us to provide a completely accurate figure at any one time, this is because the prices tend to fluctuate a lot on a daily basis. Despite this, these are the most accurate scrap metal prices which you will be able to find on the internet – we are sure of this because we have personally engaged over 20 different scrap yards in Sydney. The types of scrap metal which are accepted within these facilities include copper, aluminum, brass, steel, lead, iron and more. Find the price of scrap metal in your local area today by reading on below.

Price per Kilo
Bare Bright Copper
A$6.69 - A$7.40
Copper 1 (Clean)
A$6.14 - A$6.79
Copper 2 (Mixed)
A$5.63 - A$6.22
Insulated Wire 1
A$5.17 - A$5.71
Insulated Wire 2 (PVC)
A$2.19 - A$2.42
Aluminium Extruded
A$1.29 - A$1.42
Aluminium Cast
A$0.94 - A$1.04
Aluminium Domestic
A$0.93 - A$1.03
Aluminium Cans
A$0.76 - A$0.84
Clean Brass
A$4.18 - A$4.63
Stainless Steel
A$1.03 - A$1.14
A$3.80 - A$4.20
A$1.41 - A$1.56
PB Battery
A$0.54 - A$0.60
Car Battery
A$4.75 - A$5.25
Truck Battery
A$5.70 - A$6.30
A$0.10 - A$0.11

Finding the current scrap metal prices in Sydney?

As mentioned in the above section of documentation, scrap metal prices are in a constant state of change. This is primarily due to it being a commodity which is traded in the same way that gold or oil is. Sydney’s scrap metal prices will vary based upon the supply and demand of this resource. Due to Sydney being a large city, there is often an abundance of scrap metal available to the metal yards and so the prices are not as high as elsewhere in the country. In addition to this, there are many other factors which also weigh in on the current pricing structure, these include metal grading. For the best idea of what your scrap metal is worth, please check our pricing tables below, we have up to date estimates for all of the main types of materials. If you still need some help determining anything, please get in touch and we will be glad to help.

Sydney Scrap Metal Prices


Scrap Copper Prices Sydney

Below you will find a table containing scrap copper prices for a variety of different forms of copper. The reason that there are different prices in the table is because copper is rarely found in its purest form, it is usually mixed with something else or part of a compound material. If you have any queries about what type of copper you have, let us know and we will help you determine what copper price per kilo you are likely to receive at a local scrap metal recycling yard.


Scrap Aluminium Prices Sydney

Similarly, in the table below you will be able to find out the current scrap aluminium prices in Sydney. Aluminium sells for a very decent amount of money in Sydney, it is one of the more prized types of scrap metal. The current scrap aluminium prices per kilo are over five Australian dollars, however they do fluctuate a fair amount on a weekly basis, so it is perhaps best to keep a hold of your materials until you know you are going to receive a decent amount of money.


Scrap Steel Prices Sydney

Sydney has a very low requirement for scrap steel and stainless steel. As a result, the prices for it are almost always low in the city and surrounding regions all year round. You can find a significant number of scrap metal yards in the city which won’t accept it at all due to it being notoriously difficult to recycle. The prices below are a good indication of what you will be able to receive at any facility which accepts this material.


Scrap Iron Prices Sydney

Sydney’s scrap iron prices are on the complete other end of the spectrum, prices are always incredibly stable and you can always get a good price per kilo at most local dealers. If your scrap yard isn’t accepting the material, then it’s never too far to find another one which is willing to accept it. The grade of scrap iron is the most important factor in determining what price you will receive.


Scrap Brass Prices Sydney

Brass is the rarest form of scrap metal on our list of materials, the prices for it are as a consequence quite volatile. Scrap brass prices in Sydney continually fluctuate between one and three dollars, so you will likely have to shop around to find the best place to sell your metal.


What are international scrap metal prices?

Scrap metal prices vary substantially from country to country. In much the same way that prices vary throughout Sydney 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: