Scissor Lift Hire Australia

Our selection of reliable and well-maintained scissor lifts for hire are well suited for all your working at height needs. Perfect for both indoor and outdoor applications, we have an electric or rough terrain model to suit your needs. With the flexibility to rent for a day, week, month or even by project, you’ll receive a competitive rental rate with quick delivery Australia-wide.

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Flexible Scissor Lift Rental to Suit Your Needs

Whatever your access needs or urgency, United have the right scissor lift hire solution to suit your site and application.

Our extensive range of scissor lifts for hire cover working heights up to 18 metres. This includes compact electric scissor lifts for work indoors and rough terrain diesel scissor lifts for challenging terrains. Our range of popular scissor lift brands maximise productivity while also increasing safety for operators. Rest assured United have all your scissor lift hire needs covered. Enjoy competitive rates with the flexibility to hire for a day, week, month or by project, the choice is yours.

With United branches conveniently located across Australia, scissor lift hire in Perth, Bunbury, Melbourne, Ballarat, Sydney, Brisbane and Darwin has never been easier. Contact United today!

Compact electric scissor lifts

Electric Scissor Lift Hire

Our range of electric scissor lifts for hire are ideal for indoor areas as well as outdoor on level ground. Compact in size, they can easily access tight spaces and narrow entry points like doors. Furthermore, non-marking tyres help protect sensitive floors when working indoors. With platform heights ranging from 5-12 metres, we have an electric scissor lift to suit all your access needs.

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Rough terrain scissor lifts

Diesel Scissor Lift Hire

Our range of diesel scissor lifts are ideally suited for outdoor applications. Available in both 4WD and bi-levelling tracked models, they provide outstanding all terrain capabilities. This makes them perfect for the toughest work environments including construction sites and sloping terrain. With platform heights ranging up to 18 metres, we have a scissor lift available to suit your site and application.

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What is the minimum hire period for a scissor lift?

The minimum hire period that a scissor lift or any other equipment can be hired is one full day. We also offer flexible hire options to suit your needs, from a day, week, month or by project requirements.

Is transport included?

Yes, transport of access equipment to and from your site is included with our hire. When we provide you a rental quote, we will also provide a separate transport cost. This cost includes delivery and pickup of the equipment to your site at the specified dates requested.

How quickly can I have the equipment delivered?

Generally, if the required access equipment is available, we can have it delivered to your business within 24 hours in the metro area. If it’s urgent, we could also possibly have it delivered that same day within the metro area if booked in the morning. Please let us know if you require the equipment urgently and we’ll do everything we can to accommodate your needs.

Can you deliver on the weekend?

If a scissor lift is required for use over the weekend, generally we would deliver on a Friday afternoon and then pick it up again on the following Monday morning. Delivery can still be organised on weekends; however, additional transport penalties may apply. Please speak to your local United for more information.

Please note that once equipment is delivered, it will need to be secured somewhere on site.

Do I need a license to operate a scissor lift?

To operate a scissor lift, a person must have completed the necessary industry training or an EWPA Yellow Card course. An EWPA Yellow card provides proof of training completion, which is designed to ensure an operator has been properly trained and competent in operating a scissor lift and/or other elevated work platforms.

Yellow card license


Can I operate a scissor lift if I have a High Risk Work license?

Holding a High Risk Work license does not necessarily mean you can operate a scissor lift. You must still be trained and competent in operating the scissor lift.

Do I need to wear a harness when operating a scissor lift?

A harness is not required on a scissor lift or vertical lift, unless otherwise stated.

Please note that work site rules may still require scissor lift operators to use a harness. It is best to check the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements for your site.

According to the Elevated Work Platform Association of Australia’s (EWPA) Policy on the Use of Fall Arrest Systems in Elevating Work Platforms;

“Fall arrest systems or restraint devices are not required on other types of MEWPs such as scissor lifts or vertical personnel lifts, unless a risk assessment indicates that they should be worn for risk control purposes, in which case the policy of boom type MEWPs will apply.”

Do I need to Off Hire my scissor lift?

Yes, once you have finished with the equipment, as the hirer, it is your responsibility to contact your local United branch to off hire the scissor lift. Once notified, United will organise the equipment to be immediately picked up from your site.

Please note the equipment will remain on hire and the hirer will be charged the daily rate until United had been contacted.

What if the scissor lift breaks down or has a fault?

In the unlikely situation of a scissor lift breaking down or experiencing an issue, please immediately contact United’s Service Centre on 131 607. We take these issues seriously and want to minimise any disruption to your business. Our team of responsive mobile service vehicles will visit your site and repair the equipment as quickly as possible.