brisbane shipping containers

Brisbane Shipping Containers for sale

Our customers consist of individual homeowners, small and medium businesses, and large MNCs in various industries such as construction, farming, logistics, warehousing, engineering, storage, marketing, events. No matter what your industry or needs are, we will definitely have a suitable shipping container available for you in Brisbane.

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shipping container in Brisbane? Let’s have a look at the different varieties available.

Dry shipping containers– Also known as the general purpose (GP) containers or sea containers in the intermodal industry. They are the most common containers available in the shipping containers market. Available in 20ft and 40ft lengths with a standard height of 8.5ft or 2.6m high.

High cube containers – One foot or 300mm higher than standard GP Containers to accommodate extra high equipment or cargo. Available in both 20ft and 40ft lengths with a standard height of 8.5ft or 2.6m high. 20ft high cube containers are usually available in the NEW (One Trip) condition instead of USED ones. However, used bulker containers are often used as a replacement in the event of used 20ft high cube containers are not available.

Open top containers – Removable top containers with either soft top or hard top options. Used open-top containers often come in a soft top. Hard open-top containers will usually be sold in NEW (One Trip) condition as there is a very limited supply of hard open-top containers. Used open top containers are available in 20ft and 40ft lengths with a standard height of 2.6m high or high cube height of 2.9m high.

Reefer Containers – Also known as refrigerated containers or cold room containers. Working operating reefers are often used as chiller and freezers for perishable cargoes which requires a climate control environment. Non-working reefers also known as NOR, in short, are often used by our customers an insulated storage unit or as a good base body for their shipping container homes modification projects.

Common Storage uses

  • Excess inventory
  • Long term car storage
  • Household furniture and effects
  • Office and business documents
  • Small boats
  • Lawn machinery
  • Farming equipment
  • Materials storage
  • Construction equipment and materials
  • Workshop tools

Shipping Container Dimensions

Shipping containers come in two common sizes, 20ft shipping containers and 40ft shipping containers. For more information on shipping container dimensions or shipping container sizes, please refer to our shipping container dimensions page.

Tips on buying Shipping Containers For Sale Brisbane

There are situations where using shipping containers can make your life easier. If you find yourself in such a situation, you can start searching for shipping containers for sale in Brisbane. During your search, you will come across various companies offering shipping containers for purchase in Brisbane, providing you with a wide variety of products to choose from. However, it is essential to be cautious and select the best shipping container that matches your specific needs and requirements. To assist you in this process, here is a list of useful tips to consider while browsing shipping containers for sale in Brisbane: 

1. Figure out your specific needs

When you are searching for a shipping container in Brisbane, the first thing that you will have to do is to figure out your specific needs. In other words, you should consider the exact purpose that you are going to use the container for. In addition, you will have to consider how long the usage duration would be. Based on the requirement, you can go for a brand new container or a used one. The used containers can be purchased at a lower price.

2. Long term or short term use

If you make the decision to purchase shipping containers for sale in Brisbane, you will also have to pay special attention to disposal. If you are going to use the container for a long period of time, this would not be an issue, but when you just want it for a couple of months, you should think about disposal. That is why all the people who are looking to buy shipping containers in Brisbane for a short period of time are encouraged to rent out a container instead of purchasing one out of shipping containers Brisbane.

3. Quality of the shipping container

While you are keeping your eyes on shipping containers for sale Brisbane, you will need to pay attention towards their quality as well. The new containers that can be purchased from the market assure their condition. However, you will notice signs of dilapidation such as leaks and holes in pre-used containers. Therefore, you should pay more attention towards the quality, especially when you are looking forward to purchasing one out of used shipping containers Brisbane.

4. Never forget the safety

While you are investing money to buy one out of shipping containers for sale Brisbane, you should never forget about your safety. Some containers just come along with simple padlocks. However, there are shipping containers that feature built-in lockbox facilities. If you purchase such a shipping container in Brisbane, you will be able to ensure durability and enhanced safety.

5. See how much you can afford

Last but not least, you need to see how much you can afford. In other words, the shipping container you purchase should have the ability to fit perfectly well into your budget. The cheapest container would not be the best one available for you to purchase out of available ones.

If you are looking for shipping containers for sale with good condition, quality service and the most competitive shipping container prices, look no more! Buy shipping containers in Brisbane from OSG Containers today!

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do shipping containers cost in Australia?

Container prices vary based on type, size, condition, and location. For instance, a used 20ft GP container generally ranges from USD$1,500 to USD$1,800, while a used 40ft GP container typically falls between USD$1,500 and USD$2,500. It’s important to note that the prices provided are subject to availability of stock and market price movements. 

For more accurate pricing, feel free to contact us at Share your budget with us, and we will provide you with a quotation for the container that best fits your needs. 

What are the dimensions of a shipping container?

Container dimensions vary based on type. For standard shipping containers, common sizes include 20ft (6.06m) and 40ft (12.2m) in length, 8ft (2.44m) in width, and 8.5ft (2.59m) in height. High cube containers, like the 40ft high cube, have the same length and width but offer an increased height of 9.5ft (2.89m).

How long do shipping containers last?

The typical lifespan of a container (in shipping service) is 10-12 years.

Is the container new or used?

We offer both new and used containers for sale. Please check with our sales team at for availability of stocks.