Tech Shed

The Tech Shed provides affordable computers to low-income earners, including: pensioners, disability, education, students, charities, and more.

We are a Microsoft Registered Refurbisher (MRR) providing affordable computers and technical support through our Technology Access Program (TAP).

Come in, or call us and we can discuss your needs. We have full packages starting as low as $165:

Desktop Computers

Platinum Package

  • Core i5 or i7 CPU
  • Windows 10 Pro
  • Office Home & Business 2010
  • 320GB Hard Drive
  • 4GB RAM
  • DVD Burner

From:
$245

Gold Package

  • Core2Duo or Core i3 CPU
  • Windows 10 Pro
  • Office Home & Business 2010
  • 160GB Hard Drive
  • 4GB RAM
  • DVD ROM

From:
$165

All Desktop Computer packages come with a 19” Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, Cables, and a 6-month hardware guarantee. (Guarantee excludes batteries. Conditions apply.)

Laptops

Platinum Package

  • Core i5 or i7 CPU
  • Windows 10 Pro
  • Office Home & Business 2010
  • 4GB RAM

From:
$265

Gold Package

  • Core2Duo or Core i3 CPU
  • Windows 10 Pro
  • Office Home & Business 2010
  • 4GB RAM

From:
$185

All Laptop packages come with a Power Adapter, Carry Bag, and a 6-month hardware guarantee. (Guarantee excludes batteries. Conditions apply.)

Donations

The Tech Shed operates through the charitable donations of companies and individuals.

If you have IT equipment that you would like to donate, functional or not, please contact us or drop-in to reception and we will gladly receive your donation. All Items received will either be refurbished to go to people in need or dismantled and sent to an e-Waste recycler which keeps it out of landfill.

Computers

  • PCs
  • Laptops
  • Tablets
  • All-in-Ones
  • Servers

Screens

  • LCD & LED*

Networking

  • Switches
  • Modems
  • Routers
  • Cables

Phones

  • Mobiles
  • VoIP
  • Land Lines

Printers

  • Inks
  • Toners
  • Cables

Accessories

  • Mice
  • Keyboards
  • Cables

*We do NOT accept CRT monitors.

If you have many items to donate, then give us a call and we can organise a time to come and pick up the items. Pickups will incur a small fee.

Your Data

There is no need to be concerned about your personal or corporate data when you donate technology. Every HDD, SSD, and removable media device goes through a data destruction using specialised software which conforms to the NIST 800-88 standard. If you require evidences of data destruction, please talk with us and we can work with you.

Our Volunteers

The Tech Shed is staffed almost exclusively by volunteers from the community, Work-for-the-Dole, NDIS, and Community Services. The skills of our team range from beginners who are keen to learn, to those who have years of experience in the IT industry. This provides our volunteers with opportunities to gain IT and employability skills.

Canberra City Care
20 Cartwright Street
Charnwood ACT

Open Wednesday to Friday
10 am – 12 noon
1 pm – 4 pm

02 6196 8630

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