About Barlens

Celebrating 50 years in Canberra!

Barlens was originally established in 1965 as Stewart Barlen Hire and reformed as Barlens Event Hire in 2009. While we might have had a few names changes over the past 50 years, Barlens have continued to grow to become Canberra, and now Albury’s, biggest event hire supplier. With our growth, we have still maintained our commitment to quality hire equipment and our professional and friendly service.

What makes Barlens unique?

Barlens is distinguished in the market place by our size, experience and professionalism. Most importantly we have the know-how to help make your event a success. Our skilled and friendly team are keen to share their experience with you, provide advice and support to help you with your event.

Our extensive range of modern hire products and equipment are meticulously maintained and cleaned and always ready to go. Our two locations, Albury, NSW and Canberra, ACT, have provided us with greater event hire capabilities throughout NSW, ACT and regional Victoria.

The Barlens mantra:

  • We understand how important it is to get your event right and that organising an event can be a demanding time.
  • Our people are friendly and experienced and would love to help you organise your event. We know that every event is different, so it’s really important that you get the advice you need. Whether it’s your first time organising an event or if you know exactly what you are looking for, we can help.
  • We pride ourselves on our attention to detail. It’s the reason we place such importance on site inspections. It’s the reason we pack your crockery, cutlery and glasses in hygienic sealed tubs.

It’s also why we stock the best hire products and marquees available.

Barlens experience in the supply and installation of temporary structure extends beyond events with many years of practice answering to the demand for emergency response facilities. Barlens are experienced and confident responding to the need for structure and infill in the case of natural disasters such as bush fires and sensitive government facility requirements both on and off Australian shores.

Barlens’ dedicated operations team are always quick to respond and continue to practice a high level of professionalism in what can be, very delicate cases. Barlens’ key personnel in Event Management and Operational Logistics have over 100 years combined experience to bring our events smoothly and successfully to completion year after year. At Barlens we aim to provide the best event equipment and hire services across Canberra, Albury, Southern NSW and Victoria.

When you choose Barlens Event Hire for your event you can be confident that it will be the best in town. From design to styling, to set up and pack down, we have the products, the know-how, the inspiration and the experience to create any style of event. Our objective is, and always has been, to help make your event the best it can be.