Scout Q Store Victoria

Hiking, Camping, Event Hire Don’t buy it, hire it…..Flexible Inexpensive Hiring
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Victoria’s #1 Scout Quartermaster Store

The Scout Q Store is located on the lands of the Boon Wurrung people. We wish to acknowledge them as the traditional owners.

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Scout Q Store – supporting delivery programs for Victorian Youth

Hiking and Camping Gear for hire

The Scout Q Store in the Melbourne suburb of Dandenong South is the largest collection of Scouting equipment under one roof in Victoria, and even perhaps Australia.

This modern, well equipped facility accommodates an amazing array of items which are available to the Scouting Community.

First-class vehicle access for the loading and unloading of equipment further enhances the Q Store. Plenty of off-street parking as well if you are staying a bit longer.

Youth having fun outdoors
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Write your wish-list and Plan Ahead for your Activity

Why purchase items for your next activity when you can hire, at a fraction of the price, from the Scout Q Store?  Did you also know that if you have a special request the Q Store may be able to purchase equipment outright? You can hire it and it will be available on an ongoing basis for future events.

So get your pen and paper or excel spreadsheet going for your specialty area wish-list. The sooner you know what we have , the sooner we can help you launch your next exciting event or activity. Contact us for a free quote or conversation.


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Our Services


Hike tent roll pack trangia package for hire

Hiking Gear for Hire

We have packs, sleeping mats, hike tents, portable stoves (trangias), and much, much more.

Use the Scout Q Store stuff while you are getting the love of hiking established. You can then grow your equipment once you are in the groove.  More…

Stretchers from the Q Store for hire

Camping Gear for Hire

Are you missing the gear that will transform you from roughing it to a comfortable, competent camper?

Use Scout Q Store equipment to bridge the gaps in your Q store. We even have cost-competitive gas bottle refills. More..

Q Store semi trailer loaded for big event

Big Events Gear for Hire

As events gets bigger, the gear required grows. Our collection includes marquees, stacks of chairs, pallets of tables, cutlery and catering gear. We also have traffic control gear and people mover carts

Talk to us…we probably have it. More …

Two Folding Camp Stools

Specials-Cheap or Free

From time to time organisations and individuals generously offer items to Scouting via the Q Store.

Some of these items are made available to the Scouting Community for free or at close to cost on-site or online. Previous example..

Meeting space in Dandenong South

Meeting Spaces

Do you need a neutral meeting place for small groups. Maybe for training, maybe for brainstorming, maybe for creativity.

The Scout Q Store has such a place – upstairs – on site at the Scout Q Store.

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Container sideloading at Scout Q Store Dandenong South

Large Scale for Big Events

Big Events require a lot of equipment. The Scout Q Store team in Dandenong South regularly coordinates container and semi-trailer transfers and transport.

Competitive Pricing

Delivery of youth programs by the Scouting Community benefits the entire Community. Developing leadership and management skills in a diverse inclusive organisation like Scouting costs money. In order to encourage the outdoor aspects of Scouting, the Scout Q Store hires equipment to big event organisers at very Competitive Rates.

Friendly Environment

All at the Q Store understand the effort and energy that the parents, leaders and friends of Scouting contribute to youth members and the Victorian community at large. The Q Store exists to support those efforts. If you know what you need for your hike, camp or big event or if you have no idea where to start, the Scout Q Store can probably help. Send an email to get started, or drop in and chat with one of the Friends of Q Store (FOQS)


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Our Team

Q Store Volunteers

All staff are volunteers. They work tirelessly preparing, sorting, repairing, stacking, folding, and loading the gear that hirers book. Some of the team work full-time jobs elsewhere and some do not. This allows for some daytime, evening and weekend access (or by appointment).

Mainly drawn from the Scouting community, the team has a wealth of practical, well-honed experience. Whether it be a Patrol hike to Wilson’s Prom, a Group Family Day at Silvan Dam, or an Australian Jamboree, members of the Q Store team have first-hand know-how. More often than not, the team can be found quietly in the background of most Victorian activities, as required.


Q Store  gear ready for VicJam
Friends of the Q Store volunteers

Safety first at the Q Store

The layout and functionality of the facility is invaluable. Having a large floor area, racking and expansive roof height is essential for the large quantities of single items, pallets and especially important for the inspection and airing of the larger canvasses and marquees.

All bulky equipment is moved with forklifts. There are safe margins for all activity and all forklift operators are certified.

Maintaining a safe Q store is a continuous priority.

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Latest Articles

Where does all the VicJam 2021 gear go?

Where does all the VicJam 2021 gear go?

Q Store ready for the VicJam 2021 gear The Scout Q Store at Dandenong South has had a lovely quiet, organised, empty feel for the last 8 weeks. Much of equipment stored at the Q Store has been in action at VicJam 2021 held recently in Elmore, Victoria. That is about...

VicJam 2021 Elmore – Logistics

VicJam 2021 Elmore – Logistics

Scouts arrive tomorrow - ready or not! What does Scouting do when times are tough? What does Victorian Scouting do when others are wary of planning ahead? What does Scouting do when kids have been knocked around by a pandemic? VicJam. That's what they do. A once in a...

Q Store joins VicJam

Q Store joins VicJam

Scout Q Store joins VicJam The 'GO' button has been pressed. After months of discussion, planning,  and COVID-19 lockdowns the expanding FoQs (Friends of the Q Store) has swung into action. The Scout Q Store officially joins the VicJam effort to get VicJam, Elmore, on...

Scout gear recycled for new Group

Scout gear recycled for new Group

Q store helps new Group with recycled tents An amazing group of people has pulled together to form a new Scout Group. They discovered that gearing up from zero with equipment is expensive.  Enter the Scout Q Store. A van full of assorted equipment, recycled and...

Q Store COVID-19 Update

Q Store COVID-19 Update

FoQ's in temporary hibernation The Scout Q Store after a sanitized spurt of frenzied activity, has moved into lock down for the next 6 weeks. Due to the latest rules around COVID 19, Scouts Victoria is curtailing its Melbourne metro and Mitchell face to face youth...

A few FREE chairs for Scout Halls or Camps

A few FREE chairs for Scout Halls or Camps

Q- Store re-homes pre-loved Chairs The Scout Q Store at Dandenong South is able to offer FREE a small quantity of chairs. These chairs have outgrown their use at their original locations and are available to other Scout groups. The chairs have plastic seats,metal...

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Scouts Victoria QStore & Major Events Shop

The Scout Q Store is located at Dandenong South is the largest collection of Scouting equipment under one roof in Victoria. This modern, well equipped facility accommodates an amazing array of items which are available to the Scouting Community

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Now to get it into a compression sack 😃 Seriously though, thanks to the QStore and Major Events team for everything they do.

Team work, makes the dream work! Fantastic team work😊

Great work team!

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