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Melbourne Shipping Containers

Melbourne Shipping Containers Our Depot

215 Sunshine Road
Tottenham VIC 3012

Monday - Friday: 8am - 4pm

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Melbourne Container Depot

Melbourne is SCF's largest container depot and is located in Tottenham, 13km from Melbourne Port with good access to interstate rail hubs.  

Melbourne is a major intermodal hub, so much of our intermodal fleet is based here, along with the General Manager of the Intermodal team.

At a Glance

Located near major rail and arterial roads, our Melbourne container depot services all of Victoria. 

The depot has a 900 TEU capacity, with 32,000m2 of bitumen hardstand. It measures a total of 42,000m2.

It is well serviced with a dedicated wash facility and workshop for ongoing maintenance and repairs to our range of shipping containers, tanks and intermodal containers.

Capabilities of Our Melbourne Depot

SCF's Melbourne container depot is staffed by a highly experienced team with a combined experience of over 70 years, which includes General Managers, key depot staff and a range of trades.

We complete all maintenance, repairs and modifications onsite. This includes tank repairs, which are completed to ITCO and IICL standards, and tank washing in a purpose built tank wash facility. 

SCF also has accredited IICL assessors onsite.

Our skilled team of trades include:

  • Boilermaker
  • Tank repairers
  • Tank washers
  • Dry repairers
  • Forklift/Reach Stacker operators

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SCF Melbourne Depot - 215 Sunshine Road, Tottenham

SCF Melbourne Depot - 215 Sunshine Road, Tottenham

Services Available

Our team of container specialists offer the following services in depot:

  • Repairs to CIC or IICL standard
  • Modifications – simple to complex, dry and tanks
  • ISO tank washing and testing up to 300 tanks per month
  • Wash bay, trade waste approved by City West Water and EPA

Types of Containers Available

Our complete range of containers are available from our Melbourne depot and if we don't have it in stock, we will endeavour to get it in for you.

The most commonly stocked container types are general purpose and high cube shipping containers, including:


Our Melbourne Container Depot Also Stocks

Shipping Containers for Sale in Melbourne

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. 

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Shipping Containers for Hire in Melbourne

Shipping container hire in Melbourne is really popular for a few reasons:

  1. It is affordable
  2. 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.

Whatever you need a container for, you should definitely consider hiring before you commit to buying. Find out more in our Should I Hire or Buy a Shipping Container guide.

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Meet Our Melbourne Team

SCF - Aaron Haylaz
Aaron Haylaz
Depot Manager
SCF - Nick Schwartz
Nick Schwartz
General Manager - Intermodal
SCF - Brad Doig
Brad Doig
Business Development Manager
SCF - Rebecca sultana
Rebecca sultana
Depot Supervisor
SCF - Greg Banfield
Greg Banfield
Tank Operations Supervisor
SCF - Vijay Saldanha
Vijay Saldanha
Shipping Manager

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