Computerbank’s low cost computers are available from $30. We are a self funded not for profit, volunteer run, community group based in West Melbourne. Without volunteers and donations our work is not possible.
Computers are installed with Ubuntu Linux and come with cords, a keyboard, a mouse, LCD screen and a user guide. Basic training is available on request and subject to availability.
We refurbish donated computers and laptops. These low cost computers are for reuse by low income individuals, students and community groups. To help cover our operating costs, excess desktop and LCD stock is sold at higher prices to people who do not have a concession card.
Computer Recycling: equipment unable to be reused is recycled. Computerbank recycles all e-waste locally and with care for the environment. All hard drives are wiped (using DBAN) or destroyed if they no longer work. Our work is carried out by volunteers and a small team of casual staff.
Who is eligible for a low cost computer?
- Our low cost recycled computers are available for community groups and Australian Commonwealth Concession Card or Health Care Card holders, asylum seekers (referral or card) and students.
- Bring your Australian Commonwealth Concession Card, Health Care Card, Student Card or proof of Asylum Seeker status to Computerbank on Friday between 10am-5pm and Saturday between 12.30- 5pm.
- Choose a computer from our shop.
- We will give you a one page application to fill out – so we can support you if something goes wrong.
- There is no waiting list you can take your computer with you.
More on how to:
- Get a low cost computer or laptop.
- Recycle your computer and how to donate equipment.
- If you have Linux skills, how to volunteer.