New and Used 40ft Shipping Containers for Sale and Hire

Shipping Containers For Sale Melbourne has a wide range of 40ft containers for purchase or hire across Melbourne and Victoria. Whether you need a brand new 40ft open top container to create the pool of your dreams, a used 40ft high cube container to store all your personal belongings during a move, or a leased 40ft refrigerated container to carry excess food stocks in a busy period – we’ve got you covered. With a number of different container configurations available, we’ll certainly have the perfect container for you and your unique needs. Maybe you want to complete a full container modification and create a container home for your site? We can help with that too.


Buying New

Our range of brand new containers is sure to satisfy your unique needs. If you’re looking for a container in perfect condition for use on your site, modification, brand exposure or personal storage, we’ve got what you need. See the information below to find out more about our range and the specific configurations that we have on offer.

Types and Sizes

Our forty foot (40ft) containers are available in a number of size and functionality configurations. The two main sizes we offer are standard and high cube. A standard 40ft container measures 40ft (12m) in length, 8ft (2.4m) in width, and 8.5ft (2.5m) in height. If you choose a high cube variation, you’ll get an extra 30cm of internal height, making it even easier to store your goods without taking up precious floor space. If you’re looking for brand new containers, our range of 40 footers will not disappoint. We have general purpose, high cube, dangerous goods, refrigerated, open top, bolster and flat racks available for purchase right now. If you’d prefer a cheaper option and are happy with a used container, we’ve got general purpose, high cube, dangerous goods, refrigerated, insulated, bolster and flat racks available for purchase. If you don’t want to commit to purchasing a container we also have a number of containers available for hire. Our 40ft range includes general purpose, high cube and refrigerated containers that are available for as little as one month and for as long as you need.

Quality and Pricing

When you buy from Shipping Containers Melbourne, we guarantee the highest quality and most robust containers available. Every container we stock is waterproof, weather resistant, vermin proof and cargo ready – meaning you can start using them straight away. Some of our more specialised containers also boast enhanced features like refrigeration properties (insulation and temperature control) in our refrigerated containers, heightened ventilation and drainage capabilities for our dangerous goods containers and fixed or collapsible ends for selected flat rack containers that we have on offer. All our containers are constructed from high quality Corton steel and have a 30,000kg load capacity so you can rest assured your goods are safe and secure in our of our many shipping containers. Because we’ve got so many configurations available for purchase and hire, it may be helpful to chat one of our excellent customer service representatives to discuss precise price guides and select which option is best for you. Contact one of the team or submit a quote request today!

Delivery and Supply

Whatever your location across Melbourne or Victoria, we can arrange shipping directly to your door. In fact, we ship Australia wide and aim for same day dispatch so you have peace of mind that your container will arrive quickly and safely, exactly when you need it. After you purchase or hire with us, a friendly team member will be in touch to organise the most efficient and cost-effective delivery method for your site. If you do choose to hire, we can also arrange pickup once the container is no longer needed. All we need you to do is ensure you have a flat surface to place the container on for the duration of its life, and we’ll take care of the rest. It’s that easy! Chat to one of our knowledgeable staff today about how you can get one of our impeccable containers on your site now.

New and Used Shipping Containers for Sale and Hire

We offer a diverse inventory of shipping containers for sale to best match your uses and plans.

Here are the types of shipping containers you can purchase now:


General Purpose

General purpose shipping containers are the most well-known and recognised containers in use today. Used to transport goods and cargo by sea and land, they‘re strong, watertight, and incredibly durable.

High Cubes

High cube shipping containers are similar to standard, general purpose shipping containers, and offer all the same strength, durability and security. Their difference lies in the extra height they offer a whole extra loot.

Side Opening

Side opening shipping containers are modified containers that make it easier to access your goods and stored items via additional doors positioned on the side. They come standard in a 20 foot size.


Refrigerated shipping containers are ideal to transport and store goods that require reliable temperature-controlled facilities When shipping or storing meat, cheese, dry or seafood, a refrigerated container is a must-have


Unlike refrigerated containers, which have a power source and controlled temperature range, insulated containers rely on their insulation properties to maintain a steady temperature throughout.

Dangerous Goods

Dangerous goods containers are a must have if your company needs to store potentially hazardous goods The strong, durable,
weatherproof and secure features of shipping containers protect all sorts ot items

Open Top

Open Top containers come with a removable tarpaulin roof and roof bows that run across the width of the container as well as a movable door header (,ie, the structural beam over the doors.)

Flat Rack

For heavy loads like pipes or machinery that need loading from the top or sides. Flat Rack containers come in collapsible and non-collapsible formats with or without walls.

Hire or Buy with complete confidence

We offer the very best deals on new and used shipping containers, as well as shipping containers available for hire. Great prices and fast deliveries to you door, anywhere in Melbourne and Victoria.

Our Promise to you

  • The best prices
  • Guaranteed quality
  • Fast service & delivery
  • Friendly Aussie service