Tiger Containers



Address: 28 Jones Road, Brooklyn, Melbourne, Victoria – 3026 Australia.
Tel: 1800 072 039
Fax: (02) 9519 5812
Email: sales@tigercontainers.com

Our depot in Melbourne supplies shipping containers to all of Victoria, including:


Perhaps you are looking to get the best shipping containers at competitive rates in Ballarat? Tiger Containers can help you.

At Tiger Containers, we provide shipping containers of different sizes and which suit different purposes, including cargo transport and storage, or containers that can serve as an on-site office for your building or company.  We also offer containers for other customized uses.

You will find both used and new shipping containers at Tiger Containers and you can either decide to buy or hire them.  And whatever your preferences are, we have you covered in Ballarat!

Naturally, one would prefer a new item to a second-hand version.  The same logic applies to shipping containers.

A new shipping container will have no marks, dents, scratches, and the paintwork is usually perfect.  Likewise, they are free from unpleasant odours that may be due to previous cargo.

Used containers, on the other hand, are relatively cheaper and can be used extensively for a great many purposes.  A used container can be modified as deemed fit, in addition to serving as storage at home or workplace, or as an extension of office space.


Which one is advisable? Buying or Hiring a Shipping Container in Ballarat?

Our new and used containers at Tiger Containers can be purchased entirely or on per hire basis.  Most times, the right choice between the two depends on what you want to use the cargo container for.

For permanent uses such as extra space around the home, it is advisable that you buy a shipping container instead of hiring one.  The latter would prove more costly in the long run.

However, if the use is for a short time, then you can hire a shipping container.  An example of temporary or short-time use is the storage of goods locally or a temporary site office.



There is a wide range of shipping containers, and they are mostly classified according to their use.  Let us check them out.

General Purpose Shipping Containers – They are common and popular.  The most popular uses of general shipping containers are in storage and transportation of cargo.

High Cube Shipping Containers – The advantage of high cube shipping containers over the general-purpose types is the additional height it offers (1 foot).  This makes it perfect for taller cargo.

Office and Site Containers – These have been modified to be used as on-site offices, in the construction industry and other locations where a secure, temporary, and mobile office is required.

Side Opening Containers – These are made to be a bit wider. Thus, they are suitable for cargo that needs to be loaded via a forklift.  The side opening offers increased access, and ultimately easier loading of bulky items.

The Open-Top Containers – If you are planning to load your cargo via a crane, an open-top container will be the ideal type to use.  After loading the cargo, you can cover the roof of the container with a removable tarp.

Temperature-Controlled Containers – There is an inbuilt thermostat in these containers, which makes it possible to control the internal temperature. They are also called “reefer” containers.

The flat rack container – They are built like the flat-pack furniture, with walls that can be collapsed for easy storage and transport.

Refrigerated containers – With these containers, you can store or transport your perishable cargo successfully by maintaining the refrigerated temperature.

Dangerous goods containers – These are fit for transporting harmful chemicals, acids, sensitive electronic devices, and similar dangerous cargo.  They are specifically built to be safe and strong.

Unique Shipping Containers Modification Ideas

Shipping Containers do much more than just storing and transporting cargo.  Depending on what the owner wants to use the shipping container for, they are versatile enough to be modified into varying forms and types.  Here are some nice customization ideas:

  • You can make a distinct store or roadside kitchen or a nice man cave out of a container
  • You can modify a shipping container to produce a secure and mobile office
  • Containers can be modified into a granny flat, tiny house, a solid garden shed, or a small transportable restaurant
  • Pop-up shops are another great idea
  • You can make a portable on-site toilet block out of a shipping container

There are other possibilities, apart from the ones listed above.  Whatever your customisation specifications are, we will transform them into reality at Tiger Containers.  Simply get in touch with us today!

Common Sizes of Shipping Containers

Here is an insight into the three common sizes of shipping containers.

  1. 10 foot
  2. 20 foot
  3. 40 foot

Starting with the 10 foot, it is the smallest and the cheapest size of shipping containers.  The next is the 20-foot container, which is ideal for moderately-sized cargo and is moderately priced. The last is the 40-foot containers; they are specifically made for bigger cargo and are usually more expensive than the other two.

Because of the expensive nature of the 40-foot, and the overtly small size of the 10-foot, many people end up buying or hiring the 20-foot shipping containers.

All Shipping Containers from Tiger Containers are made from components of excellent quality

Our shipping containers at Tiger Containers are known to be tough and built to last, courtesy of the top-quality components used in making them.  Our containers boast of:

  • mobile and seamless forklift pockets
  • internal lashing points that keep the cargo secure
  • floors made of heavy-duty marine quality flooring materials
  • walls made of reliable corrugated steels
  • doors that open at a full 270 degrees, fit for loading and unloading

Accessories of Shipping Containers

The accessories help to make them more fit for the intended purposes.  Popular accessories and add-ons include Furniture, Loading Ramps, Stairs, Padlocks, Butcher-style doors in a refrigerated container, and slings.  Others are lighting, handy shelving, gas strut covers, and electricity that powers the interior of the container.


    About Tiger Containers, Ballarat

    The last 35 years of our existence has seen us serve the whole of Australia as a reliable provider of shipping containers of all types and sizes, and for all purposes.  We have maintained the reputation as a top brand when it comes to shipping containers.

    We have state-of-the-art depots at strategic locations across Australia, and this facilitates the fast delivery and cost-effective prices at which we offer our products and services.  Likewise, most of our products come with a three-month warranty.

    Our friendly and competent team are always available to offer you excellent services at affordable rates.  All you need to do is put a call through and let’s discuss your requirements.



    We aim to give great value to our customers by providing high-quality sea containers and modification services at competitive rates.


    Transporting your newly bought cargo container can be quite a hassle. Being so heavy and bulky, shipping containers can be a challenge to transport. When you buy from us however, we will take care of all the logistics and have your shipping container delivered to you within the shortest time possible.


    You can easily buy a used shipping container on eBay, but what do you do when you find out the product does not live up to your expectation? That’s where things get tricky. When you buy from us, however, you are guaranteed a quality container with a three-month warranty to cover any unforeseen issues.


    You won’t have to deal with us over lengthy phone calls or back and forth emails if you don’t want to. You can simply visit our depot in Melbourne and have all your questions answered as well as view the containers we have in stock.





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