How to Hire

We respect your time when you’re hiring quality, reliable tools and equipment so you can get on with getting your job done.

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Call us to book on 9874 8444 so you don’t miss out on the equipment you want. If you’re picking the equipment up yourself, we’ll just need your name and phone number for the reservation – no payment is required unless it’s an in-demand equipment item requiring a deposit. If we’re delivering the equipment to you, you can learn more about the process here. For in-demand equipment such as excavators, mini loaders, bobcats, scissor lifts and cherry pickers, we take a $100 deposit at booking:

  • cancel with over 48 hours notice and you receive a full refund;
  • cancel 24 to 47 hours before hire and your deposit is placed into store credit for a future hire;
  • cancel in under 24 hours and unfortunately your deposit is lost.

Bookings aren’t essential, but you’re much more likely to get the equipment you want, when you want it.

Equipment Onhire

Entry to our yard is via Trade Place. Our hire periods are:

  • 4-hour hire (during the day) – Equipment returned within 4.5 hours with up to 4 hours metered use;
  • 4-hour hire (overnight) – Equipment picked up 4-5pm and returned the following morning 7-8am (Mon-Fri) or 8-9am (Sat) with up to 4 hours metered use;
  • 24-hour hire – Equipment returned within 24 hours with up to 8 hours metered use;
  • Weekend hire – Equipment picked up from 8am Saturday and returned between 7 and 8am Monday with up to 9 hours metered use;
  • 1-Week hire – Equipment returned within 7 calendar days with up to 40 hours metered use;
  • 4-week hire – Equipment returned within 4 weeks with up to 160 hours metered use.

At the counter, we’ll ask to see your current, physical driver’s license, get your phone number and email address, ask how long you’d like to hire the equipment, and take payment for the hire and deposit on a credit or debit card. We automatically give you the best possible hire rate available. Then we’ll show you that the equipment is in good working condition and demonstrate how to use it.  We’ll email you the signed hire schedule as well as safety and operating documents, and the equipment is yours to use!

If you have any issues with the equipment, please call us immediately on 9874 8444. No question is too silly, no issue too small. You’ll have a better hire experience, and we can help ensure the equipment is being used as it’s meant to. If you hire over the weekend, the on-hire email contains an after-hours number that you can call with any equipment issues.

Important information:

    • All hires are time out, not time used.
    • If you have any issues, call us immediately!

Equipment Offhire and Return

Hire charges stop when you return the equipment with all attachments and tools to our store. On return, we unload the equipment and check for damage. If you hired large (metered) equipment, sanding equipment or equipment with diamond blades, we check that the hours or diamond wear are within the free amount included in the hire, and record what diesel, petrol or sandpaper has been used, using the deposit to offset any such charges before refunding the remaining deposit. If you’ve had the equipment for longer than it was paid for, we use the deposit to offset the outstanding amount and refund the remaining deposit or take further payment as required. If you returned the equipment within 4 ½ hours (we give you ½ an hour extra) we refund the 4-hour discount and the deposit. Deposits are refunded using the same method by which payment was made, so once you’re unloaded, you’ll need to present the same credit/debit card at the counter so we can process the refund. We then email you your tax invoice.

Remember, 5% from each hire automatically accrues as loyalty rewards, which is applied as a loyalty reward discount on your next hire within 6 months. Find out more including T&C’s here.

See what it’s like to hire with us

Watch the short video and read the testimonials below to find out what it's like to hire with us.

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