How do you select the right Coolroom to Hire? Is it as simple as jumping onto Google and clicking on the top searched business?

There's many pitfalls to this, but this simple guide will give you the basic information to ensure your selecting the right Portable Coolroom for your application.

The first thing to note when you are researching Coolrooms is that Portable Coolrooms come under many different names including eg Portable Coolrooms, Mobile Coolrooms, Mobile Coldrooms, Refrigerated Trailers, Mobile Freezers, Skidmount Coolrooms.

Start by reading the questions below to help improve your chances of picking the best Coolroom for your business or Event:

  • How long do I want the Coolroom for?
  • Do I need a Portable Coolroom?
  • How much room do I need in the Coolroom?
  • Do I need Coolroom shelving?
  • How long will I need the Coolroom for?
  • Should I look at long-term hire options or should I purchase a Coolroom?
  • Do I need a Freezer or Coolroom?
  • Do I need a Portable Coolroom with Wheels or a Portable Coolroom on Skids?


There are two types of Portable Coolrooms on the market:

  • Portable Coolroom trailers also known as Mobile Coolrooms


  • Skid mount Coolrooms
Portable Coolroom trailers or Mobile Coolrooms are generally what most people think of when hiring a Coolroom, they are the most common Portable Coolrooms on the market today.

These Coolrooms are great for parties or short-term hires for small businesses like catering companies.

There are a few downfalls to hiring Portable Coolroom trailers, that you need to know.

Firstly, most often customers believe they are able to drive their Mobile Coolrooms around with them from event to event but unfortunately most Hire businesses do not allow this due to their insurance policy restrictions.

Secondly most Coolroom Hire companies use wheel locks to ensure rooms aren't stolen after being delivered also making them not mobile.

Skid mounted Coolrooms are a different option to the standard Mobile Coolroom as they offer the ability to be portable through the use of tow trucks, removable wheels, pallet jacks or forklifts. Skid mounted Coolrooms offer a larger storage option than Mobile Coolrooms and because of the extra size they make accessing your refrigerated goods much easier.

They are also great for businesses in the food industry due to the low start-up costs and the ease of upgrading in size when the time comes. There are a few downfalls to hiring Skid mounted Coolrooms, that you need to know.

The downfall off Hiring a Skid mounted Coolroom is the delivery cost, because the rooms are delivered by tow truck which is an added expense.


  • Is the business a full-time operation, or a part time operation?
  • Is the business trained in refrigeration, will they know what's best for you?
  • Where are the Coolrooms made, in Australia or Overseas?
  • How old is the businesses fleet of Coolrooms, will they be reliable?
  • Does the business manufacture their own Coolrooms?
  • How long has the business been in operation?




If you follow the simple steps above, you will drastically reduce the room for error in selecting your next Coolroom to Hire.


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