Telehandler Hire Australia

Our extensive range of reliable and well-maintained telehandlers for hire are the ideal solution for lifting heavy loads over difficult terrain. Whether you are lifting concrete blocks on a construction site or moving bales around the farm, rest assured United have the right telehandler with attachment available 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 Telehandler Hire from United

Whatever your lifting needs or urgency, United have the right telehandler hire solution to suit your site and application.

Our extensive range of telehandlers for hire deliver outstanding all terrain capabilities making them highly suitable for the toughest work site. Available in both compact and high lift models, we also supply a range of popular attachments to suit most lifting applications. With great forward reach capacities and capable of lifting up to 4 tonne, rest assured we have a telehandler to suit your specific needs.

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

Compact telehandlers for hire

Compact Telehandler Rentals

Our range of compact telehandlers for hire deliver excellent performance and versatility on any work site. Where compactness is more important than lifting heavy loads, these multi-tasking machines provide great manoeuvrability in the tightest workspaces. Our compact telehandler models are ideal for a variety of lifting applications where space is limited. This includes nurseries and market gardens, renovations and smaller construction projects.

High lift telehandlers for hire

High Lift Telehandler Rentals

Our range of high lift telehandlers for hire are perfect for lifting loads at a greater height. These models provide a maximum lift capacity up to 4 tonnes and a maximum lift height of 16.70 metres. They can also maintain excellent load capacities at height using frontal stabilisers. With excellent rough terrain capabilities, these high lift telehandlers are ideal for most lifting applications in industries like construction and agriculture.

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What is the minimum hire period for a telehandler?

The minimum hire period that a telehandler can be hired is one full day. This is the same with all our rental equipment. We also offer flexible hire options to suit your needs, from a day, week, month or by project requirements.

Is transport included?

Yes, transport to and from your site is included with your telehandler 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 a telehandler delivered?

Generally, if the required telehandler model is available, we can have it delivered to your business within 24 hours in the metro area.

Require the telehandler sooner?

No problems, let us know when you need it and we’ll do everything we can to accommodate your needs.

Are there any additional surcharges for transport?

Our standard transport rates apply from Monday to Friday 5am-4pm. Delivery outside of these hours may incur additional transport penalties. This includes both weekend delivery and after hours delivery. Please speak to your local United branch for more information and to get an exact transport cost.

Do you deliver on the weekend?

Generally, we would deliver equipment on a Friday afternoon and then pick it up again on the following Monday morning. Saying this we can still organise delivery on weekends to meet your needs, however additional transport penalties may apply. Please speak to your local United for more information.

Do I need a license to operate a telehandler (telescopic handler)?

The licensing requirements for operating a telehandler varies from state to state. The requirements are dependent on the capacity of the telehandler as well as the fitted attachment. Generally, this can be broken down as follows;


Non-Slewing Telehandler less than 3 tonne rated capacity


Fitted with rotating forks, earthmoving bucket, crane jib/hook, work platform (boom length less 11 metres) or any other attachment.

Requirements State
Competency / Industry-based training - THSA Gold Card or Statement of Attainment All States


Gold Card


Non-Slewing Telehandlers over 3 Tonne rated capacity


Fitted with crane jib or hook

Requirements State
High Risk Work License - CN Class All States


HRW License CN Class


Fitted with work platform (boom length greater than 11m)

Requirements State
High Risk Work License - WP Class All States


HRW License WP Class


Fitted with fixed or rotating forks, earthmoving bucket or any other attachment except the above.

Requirements State
High Risk Work License - WP Class ACT & VIC
Competency / Industry-based training - THSA Gold Card or Statement of Attainment NSW, QLD, WA, NT, TAS, SA


HRW License WP Class Gold Card

Do I need to Off Hire my telehandler?

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

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

What if the telehandler breaks down or has a fault?

In the unlikely situation of the equipment 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 telehandler as quickly as possible.