Hire camping equipment

Please note that due to COVID restrictions, camping gear is currently NOT available for hire. The information below is currently invalid until further notice. (But we can’t wait for the day that it’s all valid again!)*

How to book equipment:

Bookings can only be made in person at the Information Centre. A name and a contact phone number is all that is required for booking most items. Equipment for use in holiday periods should be booked well in advance to avoid disappointment.

The loan period for items varies according to demand and availability. Please check with Information Centre staff when enquiring about specific equipment for hire.

All items require a deposit of some form. All items require a valid student card.

It is expected that borrowers will return equipment to the Information Centre by the nominated date and time.

Where and when:

Equipment is hired from the Information Centre, which is located on the ground floor of Union House. The centre is open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. You can also make telephone enquiries on 8344 5415 or 8344 6966. Equipment should be collected no later than 4pm.

Borrower responsibilities:

When you borrow equipment you assume certain responsibilities including:

  • liability for any damage to or loss of goods, through negligence or improper use;
  • return of hired items on time; and
  • return of the items in a serviceable condition.

If these conditions are not met then borrowers could forfeit their deposit and incur a fine. MU Student Union Ltd can hold the deposit for up to three days after the return of the hired equipment to assess the state of the hired items. MU Student Union Ltd takes all reasonable care to provide the equipment in good order and accepts no responsibility for any injury or damage incurred during the period that the item is hired out.


Item Deposit Daily Weekend (Fri—Mon) Weekly (7 days)
2-person dome tent $150 $8 $15 $20
3-person dome tent $150 $8 $15 $20
Backpacks (large) $100 $11 $15 $20
Camping mat $20 $3 $4 $6
Electric lantern $25 $8 $15 $20
Sleeping bag $100 $8 $15 $20
Trangia compact stove $100 $8 $15 $20
Caribee gas lanterns $60 $16 $30 $40
Caribee stove $60 $8 $15 $20
Consumable fuel for lanterns and stoves hire $8 $8 $15 $20