Coates Hire putting people first


Founded in 1885 as a small engineering company based in Melbourne, today Coates Hire is the market leader in the Australian equipment hire industry. Coates Hire provides a full range of general and specialist equipment, acting as a one-stop shop for markets such as construction, mining, oil and gas, maintenance, government and events.

Coates Hire is a commitment equal opportunity employer and is recognised as an ABA100 Winner for Employer of Choice in The Australian Business Awards 2014. To achieve diversity, the National Recruitment Centre has a target of shortlisting at least one women for management interview in 75% of all metro salaried roles. “In adopting this strategy the business continues to apply a merit based recruitment philosophy while at the same time maximising the likelihood of a woman being selected where she has the necessary skills and experience,” explains Executive General Manager of HR and Safety Manager Phil Caris.

Coates Hire is a signatory to the he Australian Employment Covenant, an industry-led initiative that aims to secure 50,000 sustainable jobs for Indigenous Australians. Throughout 2014, Coates Hire aims to recruit at least one Indigenous staff member in each of the geographic areas of the business.

Coates Hire invests significantly in education and development of its employees. Initiatives include a three-stage induction program, an online learning platform, and product training along with traineeship and apprenticeship programs. All staff have a development plan and the health and wellbeing of employees is prioritised through the accessibility to flu vaccinations, screenings and seminars and health, fitness club and insurance discount programs.