Boxes and Packing Materials

Undertaking a move requires coordinating many things. All too often, organising moving boxes is the forgotten piece. It may be obvious, but moving becomes near-impossible without the right boxes and packing equipment.


That’s why we offer our box hire and purchase solutions through our sister company, Hire A Box. Over the past 10 years, we’ve satisfied more than 42,000 happy customers.

Flexible hire
(save 20%) or
purchase options

Free delivery,
pick-ups and

Purchase new
or discounted
used boxes

10% discount
when purchased
with other services

Variety of durable
boxes in mix of
sizes and shapes

How It Works


You determine the right
quantities for you and whether
you’d prefer to rent or buy


Your boxes arrive as early
as the same day that the order
was placed


We collect your hired boxes when
you’re done. Changed your mind and
want to keep? No problem too!


Flexible hire or buy pricing options.

Medium Book Carton

430 x 315 x 317 mm Good for heavier items
and kitchenware

Hire for $2.95Buy for $3.95

Large Tea Chest Box

430 x 405 x 650 mm Good for lighter,
bulkier items

Hire for $3.95Buy for $4.95

Porta-Robe Box

500 x 600 x 990 mm Good for clothes and
wardrobe items

Hire for $12.95Buy for $17.95

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there delivery fees?

Delivery fees are as follows for Box Hire:

  • Orders under $30: $35
  • Orders $30 – $65: $65 less the value of the hire items
  • Orders over $65: Free

Delivery fees are as follows for Box Purchase:

  • Orders under $65: $35
  • Orders $30-$65: $99 less the value of the order
  • Orders over $99: Free

You’re also entitled to one free top-up delivery, as long as the top-up order is placed within three months of the initial delivery.

When do you deliver?

Next Day Delivery is almost always available for all metro area orders. Same day delivery may be possible upon request. Please call us on 1300 366 522 to check.

Delivery windows are two-hour timeslots, between 8am – 6pm, Monday to Saturday. These can be booked here and are subject to availability.

If out-of-hour delivery is required, please call us on 1300 366 522 to discuss availability.

Regrettably, self-pickups are not currently possible.

Do I need to be home?

You do not need to be home for delivery or collection of boxes as long as there is somewhere safe and dry to leave the products.

Should I hire or purchase the boxes ?

Box hire is cheaper so long as you plan on returning the boxes within 3 months. You can always hire and change your mind. You will simply forfeit your deposit on the boxes that you keep.

Deposits are:

  • Medium Boxes: $1.60/box
  • Large Boxes: $2.50/box
  • Porta Robes (incl. metal rail): $9/box
  • Tape Dispensers: $10/dispenser

How is my deposit refunded ?

Deposits will be returned as long as boxes are not ripped, torn, or possessing water damage.

We kindly ask that customers not write on or remove tape from the boxes and only slice along the tape.

Deposits are refunded within 5 working days of your boxes being collected via the same method of payment used when initially ordering.

Are the boxes new ?

All boxes—both sold and hired—may have been used previously. We use extra strong cardboard and all boxes pass through a stringent durability test prior to any potential reuse.

In addition to being highly-durable, all boxes are taken out of circulation at a fixed stage at the end of its product lifecycle.

How do I organise for my rented boxes to be picked up?

Pickups can be arranged by clicking here.

This is free if placed within 3 months of the initial delivery date. Additional pickups will incur a flat $35 pickup fee per pickup.

Pickups cannot be scheduled more than 3 months after placing your initial hire order.

What areas do you offer these services?

Areas we service include all metro areas in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Perth. You can check if we service your area here. Regrettably, if moving to a non-serviced area, only the box and materials purchase option will be available to you. You may however still hire boxes if moving to a metro area that we service in a different state.

What Our Customers Say

Have used Hire A Box for 4 moves and highly recommend them. Very responsive, quality products efficiently delivered. Really makes the stress of moving just a bit easier. The pickup when you are ready even months after the move, is amazing. They've thought of everything so you won't have to. The package sizes per home…

Sarah Wyndham

Sarah Wyndham

Prompt delivery and excellent quality used boxes. Bought the 1 bedroom home package and could not have been happier with what I received. Delivered by Rod here in Melbourne and his service was top notch. I highly recommend Hire A Box.

Tony Lewis

Tony Lewis

Hire A Box are fantastic! I chose it for the option of being able to buy used boxes but will recommend it to others for their brilliant customer service. From moving all the boxes inside, to demonstrations of how to best pack and use the tape dispensers to conserve tape. We had a big brainstorm…

Jess Mumford

Jess Mumford

Great service, good communication and friendly staff, boxes arrived the day following my phone call, delivery guy was very courteous and helpful. Highly recommend Hire a Box

Bronwyn Munro

Bronwyn Munro

This is a wonderful service that makes moving easy! I contacted Rod on Saturday and on Monday morning my boxes arrived. Rod was easy to communicate with via text and provided me a window of delivery that was spot on. He showed me how to use the tape gun, set up the boxes and was…

Jessica Gonzalez

Jessica Gonzalez

Couldn't have had a better experience. Top personal service, and the boxes they hire out are top quality. Does exactly what it says on the tin. Will use next time we move and recommend highly.

Alison Croggon

Alison Croggon

Great service - everything arrived on time and communication was great. Delivery man took the time to take us through some packing tips and tricks and even assembled one of the boxes for us (wardrobe box) which was very kind as we haven't used one before!

Madeleine Enright

Madeleine Enright

We would definitely recommend hire a box to anyone. We have used the company 4 x now over the last 10 years. Quick, friendly and efficient service plus the cost is really reasonable.

Rowena Galea

Rowena Galea

Hire A Box has provided me with faultless service. The boxes arrived on time, in good order and this is a much cheaper option than buying new boxes outright. I also love that they pick them up, saves me from disposing of them and is much more environmentally friendly. I will recommend Hire A Box…

Georgie Page

Georgie Page

Our Service Areas

We deliver and pickup to all metro areas in the following cities











Gold Coast

Gold Coast

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