About Us

The History of Moreton Hire

Moreton Hire is a family owned business with a long history and an exciting future.

Founded in 1969

Where it all began...

Moreton Hire was founded in 1969 by Marlene and Kevin Morahan in Manly, Brisbane. The Morahan's bought chairs for the school fete, but before they knew it, the locals were putting in their borrowing requests. "Moreton Bay Hire" was officially born in their family garage, offering party and building equipment for hire.

A Family Business

With Family Values

In 1978, tragedy struck the family when Kevin passed away, leaving Marlene with the business and six children. Marlene and her eldest son Peter, aged 17 at the time, took over their backyard party hire business, determined to become synonymous with the supply of hospitality equipment in Queensland. Since then, Marlene's children dropped the "Bay" in the name, and expanded Moreton Hire across Australia.

Continuous Innovation

Building Events & Exhibitions

Since these humble beginnings, the company has continued to reinvent itself. With its products, services, technology and sectors continuously developed to offer a modern service for our customers. Today, Marlene's children and grandchildren continue to drive Moreton Hire to be Australia's largest business event provider.

Where we are today?

We Deliver Business Events

Moreton Hire are focused on delivering exceptional experiences for our customers, and their customers. Whether it be an event, exhibition, function, campaign or commercial fit out, each businesss event is an opportunity to connect with your audience and represent your Brand.

Experience is Everything

Moreton Hire founder, Marlene Morahan, has believed in customer experience from the first day of business back in 1969. It has been the foundations of our business and culture ever since. Our teams continuously strive to deliver a great experience - the customer experience we offer our clients, and the experience we are building on a daily basis.


Special Occasions

Major Events

Inviting Spaces


Solution Provider

Custom Solutions

Brand Activations

Commercial Furniture Fit Outs

Since 2006, Moreton Hire have been investing in our commercial furniture subsidiary company, Prototype Commercial Furniture. Still managed within the family, Prototype deliver high quality European imported furniture to the commercial industries across Australia. Prototype have grown to deliver to aged care, corporate, hospitality, accommodation, education and shopping centre sectors.

Products & Services

Inviting Furniture Designs

Moreton Hire source products from around the world to give our clients access to unique and contemporary furniture. Our service offerings have been established over time to deliver an end-to-end experience for our customers. After all, experience is everything.

Marquee Hire

Furniture Hire

AV & Lighting Hire

Labour Hire

Procurement & Logistics

Source, Store & Deliver

Our national network has extended across Australia, with office and warehouse locations in Cairns, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Singapore. The extensive coverage enables Moreton Hire to deliver procurement and logistics services and deliver multinational experiences simultaneously, for a single client.

Where are we going next?

Watch this space!

If history has taught us anything, it's that Moreton Hire does not sit still. We are continuously investing in our business and services to offer our customers the best of the best. Stay tuned...