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  • Make extra cash with your trailer!

    It's pretty convenient having your own trailer but you don't generally need to use it every day. So why not join the hundreds of Australian trailer owners who are earning up to $6,500 per year on localtrailerhire.com.au? Create a great side income for yourself and provide a valuable service to your community!

  • Why use localtrailerhire.com.au?

    Peace of mind

    You can hire out your trailer with confidence thanks to our $2,000trailer guarantee! Every hire is subject to our rental terms – no paper forms required.

    Automated bookings and payment

    No need to muck around wih back-and-forth messaging or cash. The whole process is automated and can be done from your phone.

    It's free to list and hire out your trailer

    Owners get paid the price at which they list their trailer. We add an 11% fee to the cost of the hire, which is paid by the customer.

    You are in control

    You set the price and availability. Change it whenever you want!
  • Make your trailer work for you!

    1. Sign up

    Join for free and create a listing for your trailer. You decide the pricing and availability hours for pick-up and return.

    2. Confirm booking

    When you get a booking request, you'll be notified by text message and email. Click on the link and confirm or decline the request.

    3. Meet the customer

    Once you’ve confirmed the booking, simply meet the customer at the agreed time, check their licence details and take some photos of the trailer.

    4. Get paid

    The booking fee will land in your bank account within a few days of pick-up. Over time, the dollars rack up. Last year, the average trailer returned $2,344.
  • What trailer owners have to say

    “Hi, I’m Leah - a stay at home mum living in beautiful Far North Queensland with my husband and our two young boys. Needing to hire a trailer recently, I came across localtrailerhire.com.au. The whole process was so simple, from booking to picking up and returning. The trailer was great, the trailer owner was helpful and localtrailerhire.com.au took care of everything else; so much better than a service station.

    “I wasn’t looking for a side hustle but I was so impressed by the simplicity of the model I thought 'why am I not doing this myself?' That was it – I bought a trailer, listed it on localtrailerhire.com.au and haven’t looked back. It’s been amazing. I’d never used a trailer on my own before, but with a bit of practice, it’s really not that hard. I’ve only been doing this a short time but the return has been so good I’m already thinking of buying another trailer. Anyone can do it, why not give it a go!”

    photo of Leah, a happy trailer owner with trees in the background
    Leah B
    Cairns
  • A great side income

    Attractive returns

    Last year, the average trailer on localtrailerhire.com.au returned $2,344. Some trailers are making as much as $6,500 per year.

    No fees for owners

    It is completely free to list and hire out your trailer using Local Trailer Hire. We add an 11% fee to the cost of the hire, which is paid by the customer.

    Automated payments

    Hire fees are transferred directly to your bank account the day after pick-up, and will arrive in your bank account within a few days.
  • The Trailer Guarantee

    It's nice to know you have a partner when hiring out your trailer. That's why we created the $2,000 trailer guarantee to give trailer owners peace of mind they can't get anywhere else.

  • Frequently asked questions

    How much does it cost?

    It costs nothing for an owner to list a trailer for hire on localtrailerhire.com.au. People looking to rent a trailer pay a small service fee which is included in the total cost.

    How much does the average trailer earn?

    The average annual return for trailers on the marketplace was $2,343.72 during FY2021. That's an average of one hire a week (52 times a year).

    Can I control when the trailer can be booked?

    You can set pick-up and return hours when creating your listing (and update them any time). You can have multiple pick-up and return windows per day, and different settings for each day of the week. If you're only available for pick-up and return before and after work hours this is no issue. Customers will only be able to book pick-up and return during the hours you set.

    You can also set "unavailable times" whenever your trailer is going to be unavailable (e.g. when you want to use it yourself) and customers won’t be able to place any bookings that overlap these periods.

    You can find these settings under "My listings" then "Manage availability".

    Can I list multiple trailers?

    Yes, you can list as many trailers as you like as long as they are all available for hire.

    How and when do I get paid?

    We transfer the hire fee to you via bank transfer 24 hours after the start of the hire. It usually arrives in your bank account within 3-5 days.

    Does my trailer need to be registered?

    Yes. In most states, trailer registration is mandatory. In Victoria, small trailers may be unregistered but when they are used for business purposes, like being hired out, they do need to be registered. Unregistered trailers are not able to be listed on localtrailerhire.com.au.

    What happens if something gets broken?

    As per the rental terms, customers take full responsibility for the trailer while it is in their possession. Local Trailer Hire provides a $2,000 guarantee. A damage excess of up to $500 is payable by the customer. Full details can be found in the rental contract.

    Can my trailer be listed under a business name?

    You'll need to enter a personal name when signing up to localtrailerhire.com.au. You can then enter your business details when setting up payouts.

    Can you help me find a good deal on a new trailer?

    We have a partnership with a trailer wholesaler, and can offer exclusive pricing for trailers to be listed on localtrailerhire.com.au – please give us a call on 0490 031 931 and we can explore further.