Quality equipment for any job – big or small, inside or out



We have the best tools in the business!

Kangaroo Island Hire has an extensive range of general and specialist equipment to a variety of industries including:

  • Construction

  • Government

  • Building & Maintenance

  • DIY Renovator or Home Handyman

  • Gardening & Landscaping


Kangaroo Island Hire has you covered.  Browse our extensive list of equipment to find what you are looking for.  If you can't find it or you are not sure what will suit your hire needs, just give us a call.


Quality brands such as Kanga, Husqvarna, Stihl, Red Roo, Makita, Takeuchi, Genie, Snorkel, Haulotte, Nifty, Mikasa, Honda and many more ensure that the equipment you hire is the ‘best in the business’.  All our equipment is maintained in tip top condition to the highest standards.



Mini Tipper

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All Terrain Scissor

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1200L Fire Trailer

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Electric Scissor Lift

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Drill Diamond Core

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Mobile Tower Scaffold

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Reversible Compactor Plate

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Quick Cut Saw

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Tandem Trailer

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Mobile Cool Room



Kangaroo Island Hire & Scaffolding (aka KI Hire, Kangaroo Island Hire) is a family owned and operated business which started out in a small back yard shed in 2004. Luke and Sharon Kauppila, having returned from living and working in the UK, saw an opportunity to provide an equipment hire service to the island community.  


With the Kauppila’s already working in the construction industry, KI Hire was a natural extension to Kauppila Builders. They have a huge product range of modern, reliable equipment. 

You can depend on KI Hire to have the tools you need, when you need it, where you need it. They pride themselves on great equipment knowledge, which enables them to give you the right advice to get your job done.


The business has grown from a few essential tools to having at least one of everything; covering the complete hire range, KI Hire describes themselves as a ‘mini Kennards’; recognising Kennards as a leader in the equipment hire industry.  If they haven’t got it in their list of equipment, KI Hire encourages you to ask, as they can always source it for you or decide to add it to their list.


It is their aim to provide exceptional service and equipment for every job.  KI Hire invests thousands of dollars per year ensuring that the equipment that provided is the best in the market.


As a member of the Hire and Rental Association of Australia,  KI Hire is bound to quality, commitment and integrity. 


Whether you are a project manager of a construction company looking for site huts, a residential builder looking for temporary fencing, a sole trader in need of a reversible compactor plate, a home renovator looking for a floor sander, a home owner looking to mow the lawns, or anything in between, KI Hire has the equipment you need to get your job done!