Building, Construction & Engineering

Coates is more than just Australia’s biggest equipment hire provider.

We’re an end-to-end solutions company spanning dry hire, temporary works engineering, industrial shutdowns and training. So whatever the challenge, just know – we’ve got your back.

Coates. Equipped for anything

Equipment Hire

Coates has more than 1 million pieces of equipment available to hire from over 150 branches across Australia.

Engineering Solutions

From shoring to site dewatering, our in-house engineering team has got a temporary works solution for you.

Industrial Solutions

From planning to execution, our specialist team can help manage your next shutdown or maintenance event.


Equip your team to get the job done safely with nationally recognised courses delivered by our Registered Training Organisation.

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2,000 Employees
150+ Branches
1885 Founded

Our story

John Coates founded the company in 1885 to support Victoria’s growing gold-rush cities – and we’ve been supporting Australian industry ever since.

From our early days importing and manufacturing machinery, we evolved into an equipment hire firm and helped pioneer the rental business in Australia.

As we continued to expand our fleet to service the booming mining, infrastructure and construction industries, Coates Hire became the nation’s largest equipment hire company.

But we don’t just provide the tools and machinery. We provide an end-to-end solution – equipment rental and specialist engineering, industrial and training services, all under one roof.

In 2021, we changed our name to Coates.

Because we’re not just the country’s leading equipment hire company.

We’re also a company of problem-solvers. A well-oiled machine of engineers, installation experts, shutdown managers and trainers, equipped to take on any challenge.

From equipment hire and temporary works engineering to industrial shutdowns and training, you can trust Coates to provide equipment and expertise, whenever and wherever you need it.

Working at Coates

With over 150 locations around Australia, we offer a large number of roles and opportunities. We are committed to working with each and every employee to map out stimulating career paths and training that help them reach their full potential. With departments across Engineering Solutions, Technology, Training, Equipment Hire and Industrial Solutions, learning and development opportunities are endless.

Our company Values (Care deeply, Be our best, Customer-focused and One Team) shape the culture of Coates and help us build a better future for all our stakeholders.

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