We pay cash and remove unwanted cars in Brisbane

For most people and businesses, there’s nothing worse than a rusted old clunker taking up valuable space in your garage or lot. We say for ‘most’ because looking out on a lot full of scrap cars is sort of our dream. 

1800 Salvage is Brisbane’s most trusted vehicle salvage specialist. If you’re ready to sell your car for cash in Brisbane, we’re prepared to pay you a premium price for it right now.

Not every car seems worth salvaging. You might have a statutory write-off that’s barely survived an accident and doesn’t seem worth much value. Or you may have a wheelless rustbucket car that needs to be removed. Our specialists know how to rescue, restore and repurpose practically anything that was once roadworthy. And, of course, we’ll pay an extremely competitive price.

If you’re a panel beater, insurer or private individual needing scrap car removal in the Brisbane region, call us. Let’s turn your unwanted cars into a tidy profit.

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Free car removal services for scrap cars in Brisbane

If you want a junk car removed from your Brisbane business or home, you want it gone immediately. It’s an eyesore in front of your home. Even if you keep it in your backyard or garage, seeing it every day is a pain. It’s also a significant hazard for your pets and children. 

1800 Salvage can organise free same-day car removal for all Brisbane homes and businesses. In fact, being a cash for scrap car removal service, we’ll pay you to tow your car away.

We pay cash for all types of unwanted vehicles in Brisbane

If it was built to be roadworthy, we’ll take it. We take wrecked family cars and motorbikes, rickety vintage cars, scrap business vans and trucks, and even machinery like forklifts. We buy statutory write-offs and repairable write-offs that simply aren’t worth the cost. We’ll even buy vehicles without registration. 

Bottom line: 1800 Salvage will buy and remove any unwanted vehicle in Brisbane.

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We buy and responsibly salvage all of


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Same-day free car removals for Brisbane and Queensland

If you have a scrap car in or around the Brisbane region, we’ll have a tow truck driver out to you within 24 hours. We can even offer rapid car removal in regional and remote Queensland locations by relying on our superb vehicle towing partners.

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How it works

Our Brisbane cash-for-car process is straightforward. The valuation, payment and paperwork are made digitally, creating a convenient and seamless process. You’ll receive instant cash in your bank within hours of contacting us.

  • Vehicle assessment & pricing
  • Digital paperwork signed
  • Payment made & car towed
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How much is your salvage car worth?

As Brisbane’s foremost vehicle salvage company, we know how to price any vehicle. Every wreck offers an element that can be restored, repurposed or recycled. We use our experience to determine the potential of your car and then offer a generous, competitive price for it. 

Here is the basic information we need to pay you top cash for your Brisbane car:

  • Make and model
  • Condition and damage
  • Vehicle age
  • Exterior photos from all angles & interior photos
  • Odometer reading
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We trade cash for cars of all brands.

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Need more information on our process? Visit our Brisbane headquarters to talk to one of our experienced team members in person. We’ll provide valuable advice on obtaining the best price for your unwanted vehicle. 

1800 Salvage Milton, Queensland

Level 1, 16 McDougall Street, Milton, 4064, QLD

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The best cash for cars service in Brisbane

1800 Salvage has a completely streamlined approach to salvaging old vehicles. Whether it’s a same-day pick-up or a scheduled collection, we offer free towing for a time that’s convenient for you. 

  • Free vehicle towing 
  • Fast, convenient vehicle collection
  • Customer service and support at every stage 
  • Australia-wide service 
  • Licenced motor car trader (LMCT:12802)
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towing partner

Aus Towing

Our team has partnered with Aus Towing to provide Brisbane communities with free towing services with all salvage purchases. Aus Towing promises reliable and prompt towing regardless of your location in Queensland.

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Community contributions

1800 Salvage has grown over the years to become a reputable auto salvage company.

We have formed many strong relationships with professionals in the automotive and towing industry, making it easier for us to service the local community.

We are proud to support Variety - The Children's Charity. Supporting kids and families facing many challenges through sickness, disadvantage or living disability.

Please contact us for more information about our Brisbane community initiatives.

Frequently asked questions

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Brisbane flooding has submerged my vehicle. Can you still salvage it?

Unfortunately, we cannot salvage flooded cars and vehicles. The extensive damage flooding causes to vehicles means they pose a significant threat to our team. 

We strongly suggest you exercise a great deal of caution around your vehicle. The best course of action is to contact your insurer or mechanic for advice.

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What kind of condition does my unwanted car in Brisbane need to be in?

We offer cash for junk cars in any condition. We will happily pay for and remove your Brisbane car even if it is:

  • Storm damaged
  • Badly damaged
  • Wrecked in a collision
  • Entirely written off
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Can you remove my vehicle from anywhere in Queensland?

Yes, we can remove vehicles from anywhere in Queensland. We can provide vehicle removal services down the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and even throughout inland Queensland. We have an extensive tow truck network in Queensland at our disposal.

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What if my vehicle is unregistered in Queensland?

It doesn't matter if your vehicle is registered in Queensland, registered in a different state, or unregistered — we still buy cars for cash in Queensland.

Once we purchase your vehicle for scrapping in Queensland, we suggest you remove the plates before we collect the vehicle. You can hand the plates in to your local roads government for a reimbursement.

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Can you get cash in hand for a car in Brisbane?

Under the second-hand dealers and pawnbrokers regulations 2018, auto wreckers and scrap dealers are no longer able to pay or receive cash when trading. 1800 Salvage practices this law throughout Australia in the spirit of consistency. We have found most customers prefer bank transfers with remittances sent to their email.

Doug Whiffin

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Doug Whiffin

Doug began his career in the automotive industry at age 18. He has worked in several dealerships and has since become an expert valuer buyer. His role as Business Development Manager for car dealerships, independent dealers, automotive wholesalers and automotive salvage dealers means he can accurately place a value on vehicles of all types, helping sellers obtain top cash for their unwanted cars.

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