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    All SPAREBOX shipping containers are purpose built to be versatile, secure and portable. Our most popular shipping container size is the 20ft container. You get multi-purpose, affordable and convenient storage that can easily be transported to wherever you need it. 

    Originally used for shipping cargo goods around the world, 20ft steel boxes are still used for this purpose today. However, over the years 20ft containers have grown in popularity to be repurposed or modified and used for many more uses like site offices, retail spaces, pop up stores, temporary accommodation and clever custom storage spaces!

    They retain the same characteristics which make them suitable for transporting cargo across rough open seas: our 20ft containers are super strong, durable, wind and watertight. In a standard size that is the ‘go-to’ for many of our customers, this mid-sized container is ideal across all conceivable uses, from transporting goods, as a storage unit, and as a base for conversions (fashioned into residential or commercial structures). 

    We will give you expert advice and a great price on a SPAREBOX 20ft container. Why not contact us to get a recommendation based on your needs?






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    Easily modified and also eco-friendly (due to their repurposing ability), our 20ft steel containers are just so versatile! Advancements in engineering, that are specifically geared toward converting shipping containers, means the sky’s the limit when it comes to their application potentialities. Many spacious mobile offices, visually striking coffee shops and other exciting innovations have been born of the humble, yet oh-so wonderful, 20ft shipping container. 

    Our top uses for 20ft shipping containers include but are not limited to:

    • everyday household items
    • single car or bikes 
    • business items, archive files 
    • furniture storage and removals
    • building equipment and tools
    • retail stock and supplies
    • promotional and event items
    • portable site offices and sheds 
    • pop-up bars and cafes  
    See Our Examples

    20ft shipping container options


    When it comes to choosing a 20ft shipping container we want you to know you have options. That’s whether you want to hire, buy or modify! If you’re after a standard or high cube 20ft container, or something more specific like a refrigerated unit, we can fully accommodate.


    If you’re simply unsure and want to compare your options, here’s a snapshot of our 20ft shipping container range to best suit you and your needs:

      • standard/ general purpose/ dry freight containers
      • high cubes
      • refrigerated
      • speciality: insulated, NOR, flat racks, open tops, side opening, pallet wide, bulkers
      • modified/ customised





    all you need to know




    SPAREBOX standard 20ft shipping containers, also known as General Purpose containers or Dry freight containers [used to store dry goods] are available for sale and long or short-term hire. 

    • 8’6 (2.59m) high | 8′ (2.44m) wide
    • 20′ (6.09m) LENGTH


    • High-quality Corten steel construction with marine grade (TCT) timber flooring
    • Forklift pockets for mobility and onsite handling
    • Wind and watertight
    • 270 degree double door opening width
    • Ventilation vents
    • Lockable double doors
    • Lock boxes & quality padlocks provide added security

    Product Specification

    Length Door Opening [W x H]
    20ft 2.3m x 2.3m
    Volume Tare
    33.2[m3] 2,130kg
    External Dimensions [LxWxH] Payload
    6.1m x 2.4m x 2.5m 28,350kg
    Internal Dimensions [LxWxH] Max. Weight
    5.9m x 2.3m x 2.4m 30,480kg

    Compare other SPAREBOX container sizes and container specs

    Dimensions and weight of shipping containers may vary slightly depending on manufacturer.

    20ft High Cube

    Our 20ft high cubes have similar specs to a standard 20ft container, with the exception of one extra foot height (12 inches or 30cm extra height). These 9’6 high cube containers are suitable for storing bulky items and furniture removalists love using them.


    Also known as an insulated container, our refrigerated 20ft containers are suitable for all your cold storage needs. They are fitted with additional accessories, such as temperature-controlled freezer and chiller capabilities for multiple food and beverage uses. SPAREBOX provides full technical support with 24/7 call out service available. 

    Learn more about our SPAREBOX refrigerated containers.

    Speciality Options

    Our specialty options include insulated, NOR (non operating reefer container), Flat racks, Open tops, Side opening, Bulkers and Two Pallet Wide High Cube containers. All these options are built to Australian domestic standards and specifications.

    Hiring 20ft Shipping Container

    SPAREBOX makes it easy to hire your 20ft shipping container. Our hire and delivery process is simple and streamlined so you can get on with taking care of business. The freedom and flexibility to hire (short or long term) can provide you with so many advantages. Our rental rate on 10ft containers is from just $2.50 per day.

    Buying 20ft Shipping Container

    For many customers, buying a 20ft shipping container makes sense. After all, it’s yours to own and do with as you please, including making modifications (see below). We offer competitive pricing on quality goods, including new and used 20ft shipping containers.

    Modify 20ft Shipping Containers

    Yes, you can repurpose your 20ft shipping container. Container customisation is a SPAREBOX speciality. From shelving, lighting, windows, doors, alarms, electricals and air conditioning to full-on portable living accommodation and pop up work spaces. Tell us your ideas and we’ll help you turn them into a reality.


    Wherever you are right across Australia, we deliver your 20ft shipping container directly to you. That’s whether you rent, buy or are after something custom-made. Our delivery options are fast and reliable and our network of experienced container drivers back you up with on-site assistance for ultimate peace-of-mind.

    Creative custom spaces with shipping containers


    When it comes to creative custom spaces using shipping containers – the possibilities sure are endless; no two are alike – each unique and purpose-built. From an outdoor cinema kiosk, a mini coffee roaster, a trade show exhibition space to a fully fitted outdoor room to name just a few – our team get to turn our awesome customers projects into reality. It’s this diversity and the relationships we build with our customers that truly sets 1300SPAREBOX apart – we take care to listen and provide the kind of service and expertise that makes for return business & referrals.

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