Unwanted car? Call Canberra’s scrap car removal specialists.

At 1800 Salvage, we provide a fast, stress-free way for you to get rid of your damaged, written-off, unregistered or unwanted vehicle in Canberra. And we’ll pay cash for it, too.

Not all cars have a roadworthy future. There’s nothing worse than having junk vehicles taking up space. Old cars are an awful eyesore in front of your home or residential garage. Written-off cars also occupy valuable space in your business lot or commercial garage. 

The quicker you get rid of your junk car, the better off you’ll be. 

We are a dedicated scrap car buyer and will buy your car no matter the level of damage. Simply fill in our short online form or speak to one of our friendly staff, and we’ll send you a generous and free cash quote for your scrap car. 

Cash for cars of all conditions

Free car removal service in Canberra and the ACT

We can provide same-day free vehicle removal across Canberra by combining our towing services with a trusted towing partner. Our team can tow your junk car from your business lot, apartment garage or backyard. If there are no barriers to entry, you won’t even have to be there for pick up.

Turn your junk cars into profit with the free car removals Canberra, and the ACT’s car sellers, rely on.

We offer cash for all types of unwanted vehicles in Canberra

We scrap all types of vehicles in any condition, from motorbikes and cars to trucks and light machinery. We will purchase all makes and models, including luxury vehicles.

Whether they are in good condition, mechanically damaged, or no longer roadworthy, we guarantee to offer you the best price possible. Your old vehicle’s parts will be responsibly reused or recycled to give other cars a second life.

With our swift, hassle-free service, we will collect your vehicle, and you'll have cash in your pocket in no time.

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We buy and responsibly salvage all of


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24-hour car removal for all of Canberra and the ACT

The ACT may not be big, but it still has its hard-to-reach nooks and crannies. Our Canberra vehicle towing specialists have the experience and equipment necessary to access practically any location. 

If there isn’t a locked barrier in the way, you can trust us to safely remove your vehicle with minimal disruption.

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How it works

Our Canberra cash-for-cars process is entirely digital. That allows us to quickly evaluate your car, process your paperwork and deliver your payment. With our seamless process, you’ll likely receive your compensation the same day you contact us. 

Our 3-step process includes:

  • Vehicle assessment & pricing
  • Digital paperwork signed
  • Payment made & car towed
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Getting the best price for your scrap cars in Canberra

Every junk vehicle has value when placed in the right hands. As a leading Canberra vehicle salvage company, we specialise in finding new uses for junk cars. 

We can see the potential in your most profoundly damaged vehicles, and we will offer a competitive quote.

To maximise your scrap car sales price, we need the following information.

  • Make and model
  • Condition and damage
  • Vehicle age
  • Exterior photos from all angles and interior photos
  • Odometer reading
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Car brands we buy

Our Canberra cash-for-cars team will buy all brands.

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Do you have questions about our salvaging process? Come in and speak to one of our experienced team members. We’ll talk you through our free car removal options and the next steps in obtaining great value for your unwanted cars. 

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The best cash for cars service in Canberra

Fast and easy vehicle collection is our top priority at 1800 Salvage. Choose a time for pick-up that best suits you. This could be the very next day or scheduled for a later date. It’s completely free and completely up to you. 

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

1800 Salvage have towing partnerships with some of the largest towing companies in Australia, Our partners cover all metro and regional areas to ensure we can pick up your vehicle as fast as possible and make your payment instantly.

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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 Canberra community initiatives.

Frequently asked questions

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How quickly can your Canberra car removal team pay me?

Depending on your bank’s capabilities, your payment will be made immediately or within 24 hours.

We have a transparent and secure process to deposit cash directly into your bank account. Because all of our paperwork is digitally signed, we have the fastest turnaround possible. Contact us, and we will get back to you in no time.

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Can I trade an unregistered Canberra car for cash?

We don't require any vehicles to be registered for collection and removal.

Once 1800 Salvage has purchased your unwanted vehicle, you can take your licence plates and paperwork to an Access Canberra Service Centre for any due reimbursement.

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Can I sell my Canberra vehicle if it is still under finance?

As a licensed motor car trader, 1800 Salvage cannot purchase any vehicles that are under finance.

But don't worry, we can still help you to get rid of your damaged vehicle. Simply contact us, and we will submit a salvage tender to your finance company on your behalf. Our outstanding team will support you each step of the way.

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Do you provide scrap car removal for all of the ACT?

Yes. Our experienced, friendly team and trusted partners work throughout the ACT.

Contact us today, and we will arrange for your vehicle to be picked up within 24 hours or at the most convenient time.

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I'm not happy with my insurance tender. Can you help?

Yes. Our team of highly experienced salvage vehicle experts will provide you with the most accurate purchase price possible.

Typically, 1800 Salvage offers a higher price than insurance tenders, meaning you have more money in your pocket.

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. Doug serves a broad spectrum of clients including car dealerships, independent dealers, automotive wholesalers, and automotive salvage dealers, helping sellers obtain top cash for their unwanted cars. Additionally, he seamlessly transitions into the role of second-in-command manager in the general manager's absence, showcasing his proactive nature and leadership skills.

We're committed to sharing accurate content about our business and services, and we believe that content should come from humans, not AI. Everything on this page, therefore, was written by one of our specialist team members, with information accessed from our sales system and our HQ in Melbourne.

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Whether you want to buy or sell salvage vehicles, we are here to help. Get in touch and we will get back to you soon with the information you need.

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