Gear Hire

Hiring gear from the Mountain Club

This is the current price list for the hire of Mountain Club equipment.

The hire charge is per week of equipment usage, while the deposit is a flat fee which will be returned upon returning the gear in acceptable condition. If you need to hold onto the gear for longer than the time you are using it, you will not be charged for that time.

SHELTER
Hire per week
Deposit
Tent (2 person)
$10
$20
Alpine Tent (2 person)
$20
$50
Bivvy Bag
$10
$20
SLEEPING
Sleeping Bag
$5
$20
Foam Mat
$5
COOKING
Spirit Stove (Trangia)
$5
$20
Shellite Stove (MSR Whisperlite)
$5
$20
Fuel Bottles
$5
Cooksets (MSR, 2 pots with pan/lid)
$5
$10
Billy (3 litre) $5 $5
WALKING
Rucksacks (60 – 90L capacity)
$10
$30
Gaiters
$5 $10
CLIMBING
Shoes
$5
$10
Crash Pad
$10
$20
CYCLING
Mountain Bike (MAX 2 week hire)
$10
$30
Helmet
$5
Pannier Bags (set of 2)
$5
$10
Bike Rack for Car
$40
SNOW
Snowshoes
$5
$10
Snow shovel
$5
$10
OTHER
Map Case
$5
$5
Compass
$5

*NOTE: The club also has a range of kayaking, canoeing and rock climbing gear which is available for use on official club trips. Talk to the gear officer or a committee member for more info.

Equipment is kept in the AUMC Gear Room, Level 5 of the Union Building, just outside the UniBar on the western side where the toilets are. The gear room is open only by appointment. Please contact the gear officer by email at least 1 week ahead to check availability and arrange pick up.

We can only accept cash for gear hire. Please calculate how much money you’ll need in advance and bring it along. We are able to give change.

Some items are limited in number, so your are advised to book as early as possible, especially around university holidays.

To get your deposit back, you must return the equipment on time and demonstrate that it is in good working order. Under no circumstances leave equipment in the Sports Association – you will not get your deposit back if you do.

Please note that the club’s gear is for use by AUMC members only. If you are hiring multiple sleeping bags, for instance, we request that all people using them become members.

Gear Notes

If you are embarking upon a hiking trip and would like some hints on the gear you should take, please read the hiking gear notes.