CUSTOMER SERVICE & CONDITIONSWe require all customers to read our customer service (this) page and our Equipment Hire Instructions to help you understand how our service works and also for important tips and safety info to ensure your hire goes smoothly.
WAREHOUSE / SHOWROOM: 28 Barrier St. Fyshwick ACT
We're at the Bunnings end of Barrier St. up the driveway next to Pioneer Kitchens (Bunnings side). More info - we're behind Canberra Pools, same side of the road as The Flute Bakery.
Store trading hours:
• 8.30am - 4.30pm Monday-Friday
• 9am-1pm Saturday
• Closed Sunday
We also use this system for phone and in-store bookings. If you place an order online we'll call you within 24 hours to confirm your order (weekdays).
Please feel free to drop into our Fyshwick store, call us, or email WE'RE HERE TO HELP!
Ph: 6162 1662. Please call after hours for emergencies only.
Delivery and collection are available when you add over $200 of equipment to your cart. Delivery or store pickup options are selected during checkout.
Regular delivery run times:
• Between 8am - 11am Monday to Friday
• Between 2pm - 5pm Monday to Thursday & Between 1pm - 5pm Friday
• Between 6am - 11am on Saturday
Special delivery and pickup times are also available for time sensitive and out of hours transport (extra charge applies), you will be prompted with these options during checkout. Special transport must be booked well in advance of your booking date to ensure staff are available.
Transport service area:
We deliver to Canberra / Queanbeyan metro areas and some out of Canberra areas with an extra delivery charge.
Out of Canberra delivery areas include:
• CANBERRA OUT OF TOWN - Anywhere within 60km driving distance point to point, measured from McHugh Hire Fyshwick using Google maps 'fastest route'.
• GOULBURN HIRE - Anywhere 20km point to point, measured from Goulburn Soldiers Club using Google maps fastest route (Tuesdays & Thursdays only). We will also deliver within 5km either side of the highway on this run also (venues on the highway).
Out of area delivery and collection:
All out of town transport is charged an additional $2/km point to point (each trip) measured from McHugh Hire Fyshwick.
Example 1: Poachers Pantry fastest route on Google maps is 41.3km. So delivery only (one way) would cost $82. Delivery and collection would be $164.
Example 2: Warren Little Oval Bungendore fastest route on Google maps is 33.7km. So delivery only (one way) would cost $67. Delivery and collection would be $134.
Example 3: Goulburn Workers Club fastest route on Google maps is 94.6km. So delivery only (one way) would cost $189. Delivery and collection would be $378.
To ensure swift delivery of your equipment, please ensure access is as easy and safe for our drivers as possible. This means clearing driveways for our trucks to unload, clearing walkways and pre-planning of where you want your equipment to be placed. These easy steps help to keep our prices as low as possible.
All equipment must be dry and packed away, at an under-cover loading area, ready for our drivers to pick up after the event.
Weekend equipment pickups are on Mondays (excluding public holidays). Equipment is collected when the truck goes through your area, we'll call you between 7-8am with an ETA. If you need your equipment collected at a certain time, please arrange special transport with us.
If you choose to transport the equipment yourself, you are required to wrap our equipment in packing blankets and secure the equipment (ratchet straps etc) to avoid damage during transport. Our staff may be able to assist, however, all responsibility for the packing and transport of the equipment is yours if you choose to transport the equipment yourself.
Please note many of our items contain GPS tracking units to prevent theft and to recover stolen equipment. This includes all of our expensive equipment and random lower cost items. If you are using the equipment in a high-security area, please check that these transmitters won't be a problem on site. Our staff can make alterations if required (please let us know before delivery).
QUOTES, DOWN-PAYMENT, HOLDING BOND, CONFIRMED BOOKINGS AND CANCELLATIONS
All quotes are valid for 30 days. If a quote or order is updated, all prices for all products will be updated with the current pricing.
A booking is not confirmed and no equipment is being held until a 30% down-payment has been paid. We also require a return email or an in-store signature confirming you have read the relevant instructions, conditions and safety information before we can release any equipment.
Full payment must be made on or before the hire date. We have EFTPOS facilities in all of our trucks (for deliveries). Pre-payments can also be made by calling our office.
We process your payment over the phone using a credit card when we call you to confirm your booking (or in-store cash/card). Your down payment will be deducted from the total cost when paying the balance.
Cancellation fees apply and increase as the event date approaches. This measure ensures more equipment is available for those who will use it.
Any equipment or service ordered and then cancelled/postponed inside of 90 days will attract a cancellation fee:
• 0% outside of 90 days of your hire date (no charge).
• 30% within 90 days of your hire date.
• 50% within 7 days of your hire date.
• 100% within 2 days of your hire date.
Upon delivery or pickup, we require a bond as security for the equipment. The bond is taken as a $10 hotel-style credit card pre-authorisation imprint that allows us to charge for any loss, repair, extra hire, cleaning or damage after the hire.
Any costs to McHugh Hire incurred from recovering overdue equipment or money is payable by the hirer. This includes legal costs, debt collection costs, and equipment recovery service costs.
Cleaning options are available for all options (see product pages). This allows you to clean the equipment yourself or you can pay us to do it. If equipment comes back dirty we will add the cleaning option to those items.
If you have elected to wash food and beverage equipment items yourself, they must be properly cleaned and ready for us to sterilise. If you have elected for McHugh Hire to clean your F&B hire items they must have all waste removed, ready for our machine washers.
A cleaning charge will be applied to any equipment that is returned wet and requires drying.
Please make sure you read our Equipment Hire Instructions for specific item user information, safety information, cleaning and care information.
Faulty / incorrect equipment:
Please call us on 6162 1662 first, as we can troubleshoot the fastest via a phone call.
If you have equipment that is faulty or incorrect we are happy to replace it for you. YOU MUST CALL US ASAP.
If we are told about faults/damage/loss when the equipment is being returned or via email, we have no opportunity to remedy the fault. In this situation, we can only assume the damage/loss occurred during use.
If your order is a 'customer to transport' order, the equipment can be swapped at our Fyshwick store.
For a 'McHugh Hire to transport' order, we will bring you a replacement.
All equipment must be checked at the time of receiving and operated (if machine etc) as early as possible. We are unlikely to do an after-hours call out for an issue that could have been identified during business hours.
McHugh Hire accepts the following payment options:
• PayID bank transfer - PayID name: email@example.com
• Credit Card - Mastercard, Visa
TIPS FOR SUCCESS
Your event will run much smoother with one person in charge of equipment bookings and logistics.
• Limit order changes
To avoid confusion, have a clear plan before booking. Limiting changes will make it easier for you to plan your booking and easier for us to process your order. If you can't remember what instructions you gave us, feel free to check with us before the event.
• Details are everything!
Check the address, date and time are all correct. Please also check delivery vehicle access and equipment required for the job have been organised before delivery.
• Payment tips
Please have your payment for your remaining balance and bond ready on the day. If you won't personally be on site for delivery you can organise for the receiver to pay or call us for pre-payment options.
• Read up
Have a good read of the instructions page and get to know how your booked equipment works before you get it. Some items need pre-event preparation and some equipment can be damaged or not work if the instructions aren't followed.
• Successful equipment receiving
The person that needs to know how the equipment works should collect the equipment (or be there for delivery) so we can tell them how to use the equipment. Please also carefully check your order at the time of receiving to check your order is correct.
• Don't miss us
We don't want you to miss out! Please provide two phone numbers that will be contactable on the day.
For deliveries - If we arrive and you're not on-site and not contactable, in most cases we won't have time to come back and re-deliver. You can request a phone call before delivery if required.
For store pickups - please see our store opening hours to avoid arriving out of hours for collection.