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Volunteers required

Do you enjoy building computers and are available during the week.

Activities include
Build and recycling, sorting.
Equipment assembly and disassembly
Minor repairs laptops etc.
Identification &Testing.
System installation and HDD testing .
System and application testing.
Software debugging.
All aspects of getting 2nd hand equipment ready for reuse.

If so us a call on 9600 9161 or email us at

Computerbank’s Community Networks

SERVICES TO THE COMMUNITY Computerbank provides Internet kiosk services at the following public housing estates: Floyd Lodge Williamstown, Gordon St Footscray, Holmes St Northcote and Agg St Northcote. Our service has enabled these residents to access the Internet for free.

Twelve years computing for just $250

We are now seeing many many people return to Computerbank when its time to upgrade their computer. For example one person on a disability support pension has been with us for 12 years. During this time, GD has spent a total of $250 buying three refurbished computers from us. GD has saved a few thousand dollars by coming back to Computerbank each time it was time to upgrade. Not only has GD saved a bucket load of money but by choosing a refurbished computer, GD is also helping the environment by giving a highly manufactured piece of equipment a second life

Further Savings
Computerbank puts the Ubuntu operating system and other free open source software on each computer. Compare these free applications to the cost of paying approximately $300 every few years for the latest, safest Microsoft Windows applications.


Recycle your Tablets at Computerbank

Don’t forget when your bring your pc equipment to us for recycling that Computerbank will accept  your tablets and phones. We erase all data on your device, restore it to its factory default and test it. In 2017 we hope to offer Android Tablets  in addition to  our low cost computers for Concession Card holders. Damaged and older equipment will be recycled. We get lots of requests for tablets, so don’t forget you could make a big difference to someone’s life.

Partnership with Engineers Without Borders

Computerbank recently provided laptops to Engineers Without Borders (Victoria Region). The Engineers showed young  people from Northern Victoria how to create a GPS tracker for turtle research. The Broad shell turtle is the totem for Yorta Yorta nation in Northern Victoria and is a threatened species. The Yorta Yorta people have been working on turtle preservation for some time.

Engineers Without Borders’ major aim is to create change in local communities through humanitarian engineering and partnerships. The trip was a great success, and Computerbank were very pleased to be involved.

Recycle your used Toner Cartridges at Computerbank

Toner recycling boxes are located inside Computerbank’s front door. Next time you drop off some recycling bring along your used toner cartridges as well. When full the Planet Ark boxes are collected by Close the Loop for processing at their state of the art recycling plant in Somerton. The toner waste is processed into eco wood, rulers and pens, the aluminium is recycled into cans and other items.

Cartridges  4 Planet Ark is supported by the major ink manufacturers and has been running for 12 years. 28,000,000 cartridges have been collected, have you been recycling your used inks and cartridges responsibly?