Bitcoin ATMs Guide in Perth and Where To Find Them

Perth is the best place in Australia to find a Bitcoin ATM, boasting more ATMs than any other city. All Bitcoin ATMs in Perth are close to the city, with a few in in Fremantle. In this guide, we’ll present a comprehensive list of all Bitcoin ATMs in Perth and outline the services and features they offer.

We’ll also present a breakdown on the Bitcoin ATM models that are present in the Perth area and provide a basic step-by-step explanation of how to buy and sell Bitcoin using a Bitcoin ATM.

Bitcoin ATMs Guide in Perth and Where To Find Them

Bitcoin ATM Models in Australia

Bitcoin ATMs come in several different types that present users with a variety of different options for trading Bitcoin. Some Bitcoin ATMs only allow for fiat to Bitcoin purchases, while others offer conversion both ways. The Bitcoin ATM manufacturing market is limited, with only several providers creating Bitcoin ATMs. A commonly used Bitcoin ATM in Australia is the Lamassu, a fairly advanced touchscreen model.

Lamassu ATM
The Lamassu Bitcoin ATM

There are a number of SkyHook Bitcoin ATMs distributed across Australia, but these are considered as less desirable options by the cryptocurrency community as the manufacturer shut down operations in 2015 and no longer provides software support. SkyHook Bitcoin ATMs operate on an open-source ATM GUI that is known to be buggy, so it’s best to avoid SkyHook ATMs in favor of Lamassu ATMs when available.

The SkyHook Bitcoin ATM
The SkyHook Bitcoin ATM

Genesis Coin Bitcoin ATMs are also present in the Australian market, an older model that offers bidirectional trading. Lastly, General Bytes Bitcoin ATMs are the most widely used Bitcoin ATMs in the Australian market, offering bidirectional trading complete with fingerprint scanning and an extremely easy to use interface.

The General Bytes Bitcoin ATM
The General Bytes Bitcoin ATM


How to Buy Bitcoin Using a Bitcoin ATM

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Bitcoin ATMs are a relatively quick and easy way to purchase Bitcoin, but generally charge a higher rate than other method due to the convenience they offer. Fees for purchasing or selling Bitcoin are generally around 5% higher than market rates.

All Bitcoin ATMs function as money transmitting tools and are thus obligated to adhere to FinCEN rulings. This means Bitcoin ATMs must follow Know Your Customer and Anti-Money Laundering procedures by capturing identity information from users — it's not possible to purchase Bitcoin or sell Bitcoin from a Bitcoin ATM anonymously.

Purchasing Bitcoin with a Bitcoin ATM follows a fairly standard process across all machines:

  • Verification: In order to purchase Bitcoin users must provide photo ID, whichis scanned by the machine. Some machines in Australia (notably General Bytes ATMs) require a fingerprint scan for verification. Other machines require SMS verification as part of Know Your Customer verification.
  • Provide Wallet Address: To receive your Bitcoin, you’ll need a Bitcoin wallet address. This is typically provided by presenting the ATM with a QR code wallet address to scan. For more information on setting up a Bitcoin wallet, see our storage guide.
  • Insert Cash: Bitcoin isn’t free!
  • Confirm operation: Most machines will present users with an additional confirmation step before sending Bitcoin to a wallet address.

How to Sell Bitcoin Using a Bitcoin ATM

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There are only two types of Bitcoin ATMs that support sell operations in Australia — Genesis Coin ATMs and General Bytes ATMs.

Selling Bitcoin to a Bitcoin ATM follows the following process:

  • Verification: ID verification is required for both buying and selling Bitcoin, and is performed in the same manner as described above
  • Send Bitcoin to ATM: A Bitcoin ATM will provide sellers with a wallet address to send the amount of BTC they’d like to sell to
  • Wait for Confirmation: The Bitcoin blockchain is currently suffering from scaling issues that can cause transactions to take several hours to complete. This issue is likely to be solved with the implementation of the Lightning Network scaling layer solution, but in the meantime most Bitcoin ATMs provide sellers with a redeem code as a workaround. This redeem code can be used to access cash from selling Bitcoin once the transaction is complete

Selling Bitcoin to a Bitcoin ATM is not the most cost-effective method of converting Bitcoin to fiat. For more information on how to exchange your crypto for cash, check out our Australian Bitcoin Buying guide for a list of exchanges and platforms that allow users to sell Bitcoin online or in person.

Finding a Bitcoin ATM in Perth

The Perth Bitcoin ATM market is completely dominated by General Bytes machines, which are manufactured by a Czech startup that has a strong reputation for creating reliable, easy to use machines. There are 7 Bitcoin ATMs located in Perth.



Cafe 935 Bitcoin ATM Perth

  • Model: General Bytes
  • Direction: Fiat to Bitcoin only
  • Opening Hours: 24 hours, 7 days
  • Address: 935 Albany Highway, East Vic Park, WA 6101

This Bitcoin ATM is located in a cafe and is operated by PerthCoins. This is the only Bitcoin ATM in Perth with 24-hour availability. Transactions are limited to $1,000 AUD per person, per day. PerthCoins also offers dedicated phone support.





Techniq Computer Bitcoin ATM Karawara

  • Model: General Bytes
  • Direction: Fiat to Bitcoin only
  • Opening Hours: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM Monday to Saturday
  • Address: Techniq Computer Solutions, Waterford Plaza, Shop 46 Corner Manning Road & Kent Street, Karawara WA 6152

The Techniq Computer Bitcoin ATM is also operated by PerthCoin. Surprisingly, this Bitcoin ATM also supports Litecoin operations. Like the Cafe 935 ATM, this machine offers dedicated phone support.





Greg's Discount Chemist Bitcoin ATM Fremantle

  • Model: General Bytes
  • Direction: Fiat to Bitcoin only
  • Opening Hours: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM 7 days
  • Address: 197 High Street, Fremantle, WA, 6160

This Bitcoin ATM, located inside a pharmacy, supports both Bitcoin and Litecoin. This ATM is another machine that doesn’t require any verification — a situation that is unlikely to last much longer given the current state of cryptocurrency regulation in Australia — but does limit transactions to $5,000 AUD. As there is no verification, however, it’s possible to make as many transactions as you like.





Stanley College Bitcoin ATM Northbridge

  • Model: General Bytes
  • Direction: Fiat to Bitcoin only
  • Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Address: 171 James Street, Northbridge, WA, 6003

Located in the Grounds of Stanley College, this ATM offers both Litecoin and Bitcoin functionality.





Freo's Finest Bitcoin ATM Fremantle

  • Model: General Bytes
  • Direction: Fiat to Bitcoin only
  • Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Sunday 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Address: 20 Adelaide Street, Fremantle, WA, 6160

Freo’s Finest is a head shop located in Fremantle with a Bitcoin ATM conveniently located within. This Bitcion ATM does not possess any ID verification requirements or limits, making it one of the best Bitcoin ATMs in Perth.





All Seasons Pizzeria Bitcoin ATM Maylands

  • Model: General Bytes
  • Direction: Fiat to Bitcoin only
  • Opening Hours: 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM 7 days
  • Address: 11/168 Guildford Road, Maylands WA 6051

The All Seasons Pizzeria offers Bitcoin services only, but does provide users with a unique verification system. Transactions under $4,000 AUD in one day don’t require ID or verification, while transactions in excess of $4,000 require ID and are capped at $10,000.





Brianology Bitcoin ATM Hillarys

  • Model: General Bytes
  • Direction: Fiat to Bitcoin only
  • Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Sunday 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Address: Shop 143, cnr Marmion & Whitfords Avenue, Hillarys WA

This Bitcoin ATM is located in Whitfords Shopping Center and offers basic fiat to Bitcoin transactions with ID verification required.




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Sam Town

Sam Town

Samuel is a freelance journalist, digital nomad, and crypto enthusiast based out of Bangkok, Thailand. As an avid observer of the rapidly evolving blockchain ecosystem he specializes in the FinTech sector, and when not writing explores the technological landscape of Southeast Asia. Follow him on Twitter: @sam_town_writes