283-295 Boundary Rd

Braeside VIC 3195, Australia

(03) 9587 7080

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Founded by Ted Dykas in 1961, Highett Metal was originally located on the corner of Bay Road and Nepean Highway (in Highett, as our name suggests).

Having worked in the industry for many years prior to starting the company, Ted quickly grew a reputation as a major metal dealer and the wheels were set in motion to form a thriving business.

Now run by the second generation of the family, the company proudly remains a role model of organization and cleanliness in the industry.


Peter Dykas and Tony Brosnahan have close to 50 years experience working in the metal recycling industry (as both dealers and suppliers) and are dedicated to providing the best possible service to their customers – buyers and sellers alike.

From its small beginnings, our company has grown to now occupy over 1 hectare of concrete hardstand, with nearly 4000 square metres under roof in the busy industrial zone of Braeside.


Our company is proud to announce that we have recently been awarded ‘Quality Certification’ for AS/NZS ISO 9001:2000, making us one of only a few scrap dealers in Australia that can boast this level of achievement.

We are also licensed by the Chinese Government (AQSIQ) for the export of recyclable metal.


Peter and Tony are the founding members of the Australian Metal Recycling Industries Association (AMRIA). AMRIA now represents most of the major scrap dealers in Australia. The Association’s aim is to protect customer’s interests by providing dealers with a Code of Ethics and a Compliant and Dispute Resolution service. AMRIA also focuses on lobbying for effective legislation in favour or recycling.