FAMILY OWNED AND RUN SINCE 1973, WE’RE THE EQUIPMENT HIRE EXPERTS HIRING MODERN, QUALITY EQUIPMENT AT GREAT RATES.
Vermont Hire began hiring in 1973 when local builder Dick Grills, his daughter Mary and son-in-law Jim started the business on Dick’s old builder’s yard. Jim and Mary ran the business for over 45 years until stepping back in 2020, when they passed the baton over to the next generation of family, their children Janette and Richard.
Today we hire modern, quality equipment to our customers at the best prices, many of whom are sole traders and small businesses just like us. Regular hirers save with our loyalty rewards discount, and our expert equipment knowledge and friendly and helpful customer service, keeps our trades & DIY customers happy and coming back year after year, decade after decade. Hire with us so you can get the job done! Better!!
Check out the short video and testimonials below to find out!
We’re open and hiring from 7am-5pm Monday to Friday, and from 8am to 12:30pm on Saturdays.
Our hire periods are:
We always work out the best available hire rate for you. So if you paid for a 1-week hire, but returned it within 2 days, the hire charge becomes 2 days and we refund the difference. If you paid for a 2 day hire but extended it to 4 days, rather than charge the 24-hour rate multiplied by 4, we’ll automatically put you onto the cheaper 1-week rate – and let you know you have another 3 days use of the equipment at no extra charge!
We initially charge the 24-hour rate and deposit at on-hire, but when you return the equipment during the day within 4½ hours – we give you a ½ hour grace period – or hire it overnight between 4 and 5pm and return it the next morning between 7 and 8am (8-9am on Saturdays), we refund the deposit and the 4-hour discount.
Not all equipment has a 4-hour rate so check out the equipment item on our website to see if it does.
Hire equipment on a Saturday between 8am and 12:30pm and return it Monday between 7am and 8am for our great value weekend rate. If the equipment’s available the night before, pick it up between 3:30 and 5pm Friday for even greater value. 9 hours of usage is included for metered equipment. If you have any issues with the equipment when we’re closed on Saturday afternoon and Sunday, we provide you with an after-hours number to call.
Our hire rates include:
Our hire rates do not include:
The deposit is usually the daily hire rate rounded up to the nearest ten, so if the daily hire rate is $95, the deposit would be $100 and the total amount payable at on-hire will be $195. For our larger equipment, the deposit is usually a bit more e.g. if the 24-hour hire is $335, the deposit is $390. The full deposit is refundable when you bring the equipment back undamaged and in good working condition. Deposits are refunded using the same method by which payment was made, so you’ll need to bring the same credit/debit card back so we can process the refund.
For high demand equipment such as excavators, mini loaders, bobcats, scissor lifts and cherry pickers, we take a $100 deposit to secure your booking:
When you pick the equipment up, the $100 booking deposit becomes part of your equipment deposit, meaning you pay $100 less of the equipment deposit at on-hire.
Everyone automatically accrues loyalty rewards automatically when they provide us with an email address to send their hire schedule, safety & operating documents and tax invoice. Each hire automatically accrues 5% loyalty rewards, which is then applied as a discount to your next hire within 6 months. So the more you hire with us, the more you save! Find out more about loyalty rewards including T&C’s here.
You’re not alone! As you’ll only be charge for the time you have the equipment, we recommend hiring it for the longest time you think you’ll need it, and if you return the machine earlier, we refund for the time you didn’t have it, at the best possible rate. That way the equipment won’t be booked out in the interim, requiring you to return the machine before you’re finished. If you do get caught needing the equipment for an extra day, though, just give us a call to check the machine is available, and we’ll take payment for the extra time, at the cheapest possible rate.
All you need to bring is your current, physical Victorian driver’s license for identification, and eftpos, visa, or mastercard for payment. We try to make the hiring process as easy as possible; follow the link here to learn more.
We can certainly deliver; in fact we deliver equipment every day all over Melbourne at very competitive rates. Use the delivery rate calculator on the bottom left of each equipment page (delivery rates vary depending on equipment and suburb) to estimate the cost and learn more about the delivery process here.