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The equipment hire experts

Family owned and run since 1973, we hire reliable tools and equipment at reasonable prices with great customer service.  

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Vermont Hire is the Melbourne tradie’s choice for equipment hire. Local and a family owned small business since 1973, we provide real customer service hiring our extensive range of quality, reliable and affordable equipment to our customers, many of which are sole traders and small businesses just like us.

Regular hirers save with our loyalty rewards discount, and our 45 years of tool and equipment hire expertise keeps our trades and DIY customers happy and coming back year after year, decade after decade. Hire from us, and get the job done! Better!

Frequently Asked Questions

If you can’t find the answer to your question below, feel free to call us on 9874 8444 or email

When are you open?

We’re open and hiring from 7am-5pm Monday to Friday, and from 8am to 12:30pm on Saturdays.

Where are you?

We’re at 405 Canterbury Road Vermont with entry via Trade Place.

How does the 4 hour rate work?

Hire equipment during the day and return it 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 for the 4 hour rate.

Initially, you’ll pay the full day rate plus deposit when you take the equipment out. When you return the equipment in under 4 hours or by 8am the next morning on an overnight hire, we’ll refund the deposit and the difference between the daily and 4 hour hire rate.

Not all equipment has a 4 hour rate so check out the equipment item on our website to see if it does.

What's a weekend rate?

Hire equipment on a Saturday between 8am and 12:30pm and return it Monday between 7 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.

13 hours of usage is included for metered equipment.

Can I hire equipment for a Sunday?

Sure can. Hire the equipment Saturday anytime between 8am and 12:30pm and return it Monday between 7am and 8am for our great value weekend rate. If the equipment’s available, you can even pick it up between 3:30 and 5pm at no extra cost.

I hire all the time - what rates can you do for me?

Our loyalty rewards is made for you. 5% from each hire accrues as loyalty rewards, so long as we can email you your tax invoices, and are applied as a discount to your next hire within 6 months. So the more you hire with us, the more you save. Simple!

Can you deliver?

Yes, we deliver Monday to Friday all over Melbourne and her surrounds at very competitive prices. See how much it will cost to deliver here.

What do I need to bring to hire equipment?

All you need to bring is a current 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 about the hiring process.

How much is the deposit? And how and when is it refunded?

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 will be $195. The full deposit is refundable when you bring the equipment back in good working condition. If you’ve brought the equipment back within 4 hours and a 4 hour rate is available, you will only be charged the 4 hour rate.

Deposits are refunded using the same method by which payment was made. So if you paid the hire rate and deposit on a credit card, you will need to bring the same credit card back to be issued the refund. Learn more about the hiring process here.

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