Welcome to CBNE

We recycle e-waste, and provide low cost access to computer equipment for those who need it most.

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What We Offer

We offer low cost computers to concession card holders (pensioner, disability, and low income), students, and not for profit community groups. Our goal is to help cross the digital and economic divide in Australia. Our computers are all refurbished from donated stock. We are a licensed Microsoft refurbisher, and we offer either Microsoft Windows 10, or the free Ubuntu operating system. All our machines come internet ready. All machines come with your choice of the Microsoft Office Suite, or the free Libreoffice.

Desktops

a desktop computer

Our standard desktop system costs $100 ($110 with Microsoft Office Suite). It comes with the following hardware at a minimum:

  • Dual core processor
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 80GB hard drive
  • DVD Drive
  • Keyboard, mouse, and LCD Screen
  • Your choice of Windows 10 or Ubuntu LTS
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Additional cost of $10) or the free Libreoffice suite

Laptops

a laptop computer

We are usually able to offer laptop systems. Like the Desktop systems, these come with either Windows 10 or Ubuntu LTS. They also come with MS Office Suite or Libreoffice preinstalled. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee minimum specifications. We are able to guarantee that each laptop is configured to run responsively and will be fit for service.

About Us

a photo of the computerbank

Started in June 2002, we are a fully volunteer staffed registered not for profit association. Our mission is two fold. We help provide computers to disadvantaged groups and individuals at a price that is affordable. We also help to reduce the amount of e-waste that makes it's way into landfill.

Application Forms

Download an application here or visit the CBNE facility at Uralla to obtain one. If required, a staff member can assist you in filling out the form.

CBNE is located at the Uralla Landfill Recyling Centre, Tip Road (off Rowan Avenue). We are open three days a week, on Monday's, Tuesday's, and Thursdays, from 10:00AM to 3:30PM.

Membership is at an annual fee of $3, and all volunteers can be members. See the Membership form for more details.

The CBNE Store

Hard Drives

a hard drive

We have an assortment of brands and speeds, in both 3.5" and 2.5" form factors.

  • 80GB drives for $10 each
  • 160GB for $15 each

Larger capacities may be available, call or email for availability and pricing.

High Strength Magnets

a hard drive

We have a supply of reclaimed high strength computer magnets available. These are high strength neodymium magnets, usually with a magnetic shield on one side. They are perfect for pinning something down in a non destructive semi permanent fashion (attaching L and P plates to a car for example).

  • A single magnet for $7
  • A pair of magnets for $12

Get in touch

CBNE is located at the Uralla Landfill Recyling Centre, Tip Road (off Rowan Avenue). We are open three days a week, on Monday's, Tuesday's, and Thursdays, from 10:00AM to 3:30PM.

Carl can be contacted at (02)6778 4918 if you have any questions.

We can also be emailed at cbne.uralla@gmail.com, or you can use this form to get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.

Our postal address is PO Box 154, Uralla, NSW 2350.