In the interest of the health and safety of our audiences, staff and the broader community, Melbourne Theatre Company has closed the Props Hire department until further notice.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused and wish you and your communities well in the next coming weeks and months.

Melbourne Theatre Company’s Props Hire service is aimed at providing support to the performing arts community with a focus on education groups, amateur theatre groups and professional/not-for-profit theatrical companies. We do not lend to weddings, functions, parties, event companies or corporate organisations.

Hours of Operation

Appointments only, no walk-ins permitted.

Tuesday: 11am to 2.30pm (Last appointment)
Thursday: 10am to 1.30pm (Last appointment)

Appointments are 30 minutes in duration and can be made by calling 8688 0851. Please email and the Props team will get in contact with you during their opening hours. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Hire Fees – CASH ONLY

• $70 inc. GST (non-refundable) up to 30 items for 3 months
• $20 inc. GST (non-refundable) an extra 10 items

The $70 administration fee allows you to have 3 appointments for each individual hire.

BROWSE – During this time you can label items you are interested in hiring out at a later date.

HIRE – All fees must be paid and all paperwork must be signed and completed correctly before items are taken away.

RETURN – Items are to be returned to the shelf/area the item was originally found, by the person who did the hire.

Items Not For Hire

• All electrical items
• Flowers and plants
• Gramophones and horns
• Weaponry – guns/swords/knives
• Cigarettes and packaging
• Any other items which are signposted within our collection – check with staff

Terms and Conditions

We ask all Props Hirers to complete our Terms and Conditions form and read our Respectful Workplace Policy and Safety Induction Sheet before arriving for their first appointment. Please have photo ID with you on the day as it will need to be sighted.

Please note – We have a 30 minute loading zone in front of our reception area. Only trucks are permitted to use this space. Passenger cars must use street parking near loading zone. For further details on loading zones, please visit