Kennards Hire - Hire or Rent Equipment, Tools & Supplies


    Join the Family

    Welcome to Kennards Hire, Australia and New Zealand’s largest family-owned equipment hire company.

    Having started in Bathurst, NSW in 1948, Kennards Hire is a beloved, iconic brand that holds a place in the hearts, hands and minds of more than 1,500 team members, in over 190 sites and branches across two countries. Our customer promise to ‘Make your job easy’, is not just a jingle, but a way of life for our people. It’s in our DNA.

    Whether it be going the extra mile with good ol’ fashion customer service, helping out when things just don’t go to plan on a job site, offering expert advice for the first home reno, providing sustainable equipment solutions on a rural wind-farm project, donating a BBQ for a local school fete, or delivering emergency equipment to clean-up after a hundred-year storm - our people are always there to make the jobs of our customers, our communities and our team mates – easy.

    We’d love for you to join us! To check out our available positions across Australia and New Zealand, click on the 'Current Availabilities' link below.

    Our Culture

    Our mission is to be the best hire company in the world. We don’t want to be the biggest, we want to be the best. And by being the best, we are committed to sustainable growth and innovation for the benefit our customers, our people and Kennards Hire.

    And with 86% of our people telling us they think Kennards Hire is a Great Place to Work, we think that’s pretty awesome!

    Some of the things our people have told us make Kennards Hire a Great Place to Work include: their team mates; the care and inclusiveness we show each other; that our people’s safety is a priority; and how everyone works together to live our values. Not to mention the birthday and employee anniversary celebration cakes and BBQs!

    Our Values

    At Kennards Hire, we believe that it doesn’t matter what role you hold – from CEO to Maintenance Controller, from Customer Service Representative to Branch Manager – our values should be at the heart of everything you do.
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    One Family
    Everyone going home safe each day is our number one priority. We care for our mates and treat each other like family. We work together to get things done and look after one another.
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    Fair Dinkum
    If we say we’ll do something, we’ll do it. Always true to our word, we lead by example and we don’t over-complicate things.
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    Taking Hire Higher
    We always look for ways to improve what we offer, and are proud of our position as an industry leader. We constantly aim to show customers the benefit of hire, and why it should be the first choice for their work.
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    Every Customer A Raving Fan
    We like our customers and want them to leave safe and happy. Every customer is important, and if they’ve got a problem that needs solving, we just want to help.

    What It's Like To Work For Kennards Hire

    Our people aren’t just part of a great, talented team, they’re part of a great family.

    We think about things differently and we want you to do the same. We look for people who give it their all for our customers and their work mates. As a values led business, we’re committed to being an equal opportunity employer and if you have the passion and the drive, then we would love you to apply for a position with us.

    At Kennards Hire, there are many opportunities for our people to work their way up through the company from an entry level position to senior management. In fact, all of our Operational General Managers have done this! We believe in developing and nurturing our people, offering a range of training and talent programs, mentoring and career opportunities. It’s a sign of our commitment to your career development and progression at Kennards Hire.

    Take a look at what some of our current team members have to say about working at Kennards Hire.

    Service Person/Driver

    A Serviceperson/Driver is the critical link between a Kennards Hire branch, our customers and their projects, big or small. You’ll be in charge of everything that makes our customers’ job easy; expert advice, pickups, deliveries and making sure our equipment is ready for hire.

    “Every day is different, I get to help out all different sorts of customers from home handymen to local tradies, customer service or minor repairs on all our great gear.”

    Maintenance Controller

    This diverse role oversees the efficient operation of the branch workshop, including; maintenance of equipment, ordering parts, repairs in branch or on site and the very important task of coaching and mentoring your team mates. It’s like managing your very own workshop.

    “Looking after equipment, ensuring they are ready for hire by providing servicing and maintenance. I have the opportunity to train others - a great career-path to become the manager one day.”

    Hire Controller

    Hire Controllers love dealing directly with our customers. They are responsible for providing outstanding customer service on the phone or in branch, coordinating hire contracts, and providing expert advice to our customers through their intimate knowledge of our range of equipment we hire.

    "I really enjoy the customer interaction on the phone and at the counter. I recommend the right piece of gear and look after coordinating the delivery runs. It’s never boring"

    Business Development Manager

    A Business Development Manager focuses on building trusted relationships, identifying and winning new business within a given industry sector with new contacts and existing. They provide an understanding of customers’ needs and align those with the value that Kennards Hire offers.

    “Every day I am out talking to the branches or with the customers about how the large range of equipment and services we offer can help make their jobs easier.”


    When you join Kennards Hire, you not only join a company with a reputation and a culture we’re proud of, you also receive:
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    • Profit share
    • Annual awards programs recognising excellence in our branches and our people
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    Well Being
    • Access to Assure, our free Employee Assistance Program for you and your family
    • Flexible working arrangements (conditions apply)
    • Paid parental leave
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    • Extensive training and development throughout your career with us
    • Career progression and internal transfer opportunities – across state and international borders
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    Discounts and Benefits
    • Staff discount rates on our hire gear (conditions apply)
    • Access to our employee benefits program including discounts on insurance, eye care, travel and more!
    • Uniforms and Personal Protective Equipment provided
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    Long Term
    • After 5 years’ service, permanent employees receive 1% additional superannuation and free salary continuance insurance
    • Additional Annual Leave (conditions apply)

    Interview Tips and FAQs

    The recruitment process at Kennards Hire is quick and easy! We want to ensure a seamless experience from start to finish.

    Once we have received your application online, it will be reviewed by one of our recruitment team members and if shortlisted, you will receive a call to discuss your application.

    We will invite you to come in and meet face to face or via Microsoft Teams with the hiring manager. A second interview may also take place depending on the role you have applied for.

    Background Check
    Reference checks and a police check will be completed.

    An electronic letter of offer will be sent to you to e-sign as well as the completion of online onboarding to get you all set up and ready to go.

    We have a 1 week induction training program for all new branch starters to attend to go through our safety standards, policies & procedures and anything else that will make your start with Kennards Hire easy.

    Yes, we have many opportunities available at various locations and we welcome you to apply to whichever position you feel is suited to you.

    A CV that highlights your work history, education, licenses and qualifications.

    Absolutely, if you can’t find a position that suits you right now, you can always email us an expression of interest. Click here to send us one now.

    In accordance with our privacy statement we treat all the information you give us about yourself in the strictest confidence, and use it only for the purpose of your job application. It is stored securely with access only available to authorised people.

    Background checks are part of the recruitment and selection process. The results are held confidentially and are considered against the inherent requirements of the job.

    Dress to impress! We recommend dressing smart casual.

    Do some research about our company, our history and equipment. Our website and social channels will help you with this. Prepare to answer some behavioural based questions and talk about your skills and experience relevant to the role.

    Kennards Hire’s vaccination requirements for employees are in accordance with each government’s requirements and legislation. Vaccinations are however desirable, as Kennards Hire works in the construction and infrastructure market whereby some customers require vaccination to attend their site.