SCF's Melbourne depot has the largest selection of shipping containers for sale in Melbourne. As a major logistics and freight hub, our Melbourne depot receives a large portion of our new build containers, which are delivered straight from factory.
Our hire fleet that comes off contract is also returned to depot. Often these used containers represent the best value for money when purchasing. They remain wind and watertight, yet are significantly cheaper than new units. Read our Container Grade guide to get a better understanding of the condition of used containers.
We have a large range of containers for sale in Melbourne. Depending on the space available at your delivery address, we can supply 8ft and 10ft units for small sites, or 20ft and 40ft units for larger sites. Smaller containers are also a popular choice on sites where access is limited or tricky.
As you escape the city fringe, larger containers are more commonly purchased. Customers have used these for long-term storage, as a shed alternative, detached office or workshop. One key advantage to buying a shipping container is your ability to customise it, such as the external paint colour, internal shelves or more. This can be done by SCF in depot before your container is dispatched, or you can undertake the work in your own time if you're handy, or enjoy a weekend project.
Sites with easy access tend to be the most popular for container sales. If you see them on a driveway, chances are they have been hired.
Shipping container hire in Melbourne is really popular for a few reasons:
It is affordable
People often only need them for a short period of time
Melbourne is full of shipping containers. With so many containers arriving through the Port every year, there is a constant stream of containers available to hire. Due to the supply, the cost of hiring a container in Melbourne is quite low, as in, much cheaper than a coffee a day for a 20ft hire.
So why do people hire containers in Melbourne? It depends on the end use. Home renovations are really popular, or a business might hire them to store archives, old equipment or furniture. They are also used on properties to store car parts, tools and stuff that belongs in a shed.
The best thing about hiring a container is that you have access to the newest units in the fleet, which often come with more features designed to make it easier and safer to use. For storage containers, this might include a lockbox to discourage dirty thieves. On a Dangerous Goods Container, this might be a larger bund.