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McHugh Hire Canberra is a 100% Canberra owned event equipment hire business born as Canberra Spit Hire in January 2007. 

In January 2013, Canberra Spit Hire was expanded to be called Canberra Spits & Party Hire to accommodate a diverse array of event-based equipment we became known for hiring. CSPH rapidly became Canberra and Queanbeyan's first call for hire providing equipment and services for events with thousands of people.

Fast forward to 2018 and we had again expanded our inventory to include emergency breakdown equipment, catering industry backup rentals, machinery and tools. So a more broad business name was required to reflect the vast range of equipment and family nature of our business, so McHugh Hire Canberra was chosen.

McHugh Hire is more than just an equipment rental company. We strive to make sure every customer is confident they have everything they need, and we work hard to guarantee every McHugh Hire customer is raving about our service afterwards.

McHugh Hire is equally at home providing equipment for parties, special events, DIY projects, corporate and government installations, emergency breakdown gear and just about any equipment you might need.

Some of our hire equipment and services include:

  • Party hire and event equipment rentals
  • Mobile coolrooms, freezers and refrigeration equipment 
  • Emergency electrical, generators and safety equipment
  • Promotional equipment
  • Canberra's largest range of catering equipment hire and linen
  • Audio-visual, PA, TV and projector hire
  • Event furniture, tables and chairs
  • Machinery and tool hire  
  • Games, amusements and novelty party hire
  • Barriers, staging and temporary fencing hire
  • An ever-expanding inventory of equipment based on customer demand and feedback

We balance high-quality equipment and low prices by not spending much on advertising, so WE NEED YOU to tell your friends!

McHugh Hire is proudly owned by Jordan 'Jordo' McHugh. Jordo has over 20-years of experience in planning large events, managing trade equipment, and logistics.

In the early 2000's he worked his way up the ranks of the Australian Hotels Association (Australia's peak hospitality industry body) to eventually become ACT Branch General Manager. Jordo is also a qualified master butcher, owning and running his own butcher shop (Jordo's Chop Shop) for 8 years in Wanniassa ACT. Jordo is also proficient in construction, metalworking, plumbing, IT, electrical, truck driving and has been used as an ambassador for government cybersecurity campaigns. 

McHugh Hire is very fortunate to have loyal staff who are skilled in technical and mechanical fields, design, planning, logistics, management and customer service. 

Our team's wide variety of skills and passions have blended together perfectly to give McHugh Hire the leading edge in event equipment hire in the Canberra region.