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We pay cash for unwanted cars & offer free car removal service anywhere

1800 Salvage is a nationwide auto salvage and car removal company. Whether you’ve got an old or unwanted car taking up valuable parking space or a written-off junk car following an accident, we can help.

Our car buyers are experts in their field. With years of industry experience behind us, we know the market inside out and offer highly competitive cash prices for all makes and models, no matter the damage done.

We utilise our expertise and today’s latest technology to provide quick, accurate online quotes and can organise your car removal from any Melbourne or Victoria location on the same or the next business day.

Complete our online form, and let us win you over with an outstanding price for your old car.

Cash for cars of all conditions

Trusted car buyers of scrap cars, vans & motorcycles 

1800 Salvage’s reputable car buyers purchase vehicles on any scale from private car owners, panel beaters, insurance companies and government departments. 

You may think you’ve got a worthless junk car on your hands, but it could be a treasure to us. Our auto salvage specialists see the value in all vehicles, regardless of their condition. We’ll pay a premium price for your old car, truck, bike, boat or machinery and ensure it ends up in the best hands to be recycled or repurposed. 

Free towing service anytime, anywhere 

Between our highly experienced towing team and trusted transport partners Victoria-wide, we can get a tow truck out to you free of charge as soon as the same day you contact us.

We guarantee safe and efficient car removal services, whether you are present for pick-up or not. So long as we can access your old car and its keys. As part of our seamless process, you’ll receive instant cash payment the second we confirm your vehicle’s condition.

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Polaris cash for cars in all conditions

We buy and responsibly salvage all of


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Reliable car removal Melbourne, Victoria and beyond

1800 Salvage proudly offers 24-hour car removal services across the city and state. With a 10 tonne towing capacity, we will quickly and safely tow almost any vehicle. Call us or complete our easy online form to get book your tow today.

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Simple online quote form, same day free quote, instant cash transfer and free car removal, 1800 Salvage does it all. We will take care of all the paperwork and you don’t even need to be home for the car removal.

  • Free purchase quotes (Weigh up your options)
  • Australia wide service
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  • We buy early and late model cars
  • Licenced motor car trader (LMCT: 12082)
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Maximise the cash price on your junk car in Polaris

Every vehicle contains valuable parts that can be reconditioned or recycled. So regardless of the damage done, we’ll give you the best cash offer possible. 

To maximise the cash value of your old or scrap car, send us as much information as you can. The more detailed you can be, the better chances, we’ll ensure it ends up in the right hands. 

Key details to include are detailed below:

  • Make and model
  • Condition and damage
  • Vehicle age
  • Exterior photos from all angles & interior photos
  • Odometer reading
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We buy all brands no matter their damage

Our cash for cars Melbourne service pay top dollar for any vehicle.

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Frequently asked questions

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Are you a car dealer?

Yes, we are a highly regarded licenced car dealer. However, we can also provide purchase offers on anything with a motor! So whether you’ve got commercial trucks or fleet vehicles, motorcycles or recreational vehicles, we can help.

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Are your cash offers negotiable?

All 1800 Salvage offers on old or junk cars or other vehicles are firm and non-negotiable. However, please let us know if you believe we have missed something in our quoting stage.

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Does 1800 Salvage buy auto parts too?

No. 1800 Salvage only buys whole vehicles. We can estimate the value of your spare parts or scrap metal. If you like, we can also connect you with car wreckers in Melbourne who can dispose of your spare parts in an eco-friendly manner.

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Will you buy an unwanted vehicle from regional locations?

We have a huge network of transport providers across Australia. This helps us access and buy all vehicle types from even the most remote areas.

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Why is selling my old car through a licenced motor car dealer safer?

Business licencing Australia regulates all licenced motor car dealers. 1800 Salvage strictly complies with all rules meaning your transactions, identification and personal data are protected. Be very careful dealing with any unlicenced cash-for-cars company, as it could be a scam.

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Does 1800 Salvage need to assess my vehicle in person to provide me with a cash offer?

No. Using today’s latest technology and our experience, 1800 Salvage can complete all purchase quotes online via desktop assessment. Please attach plenty of photos so we can offer you the best possible price.

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.

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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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