(Around the corner-ish!)

New address:
26 Clarke Street, Norwood
Car Park and entrance at rear of building
Access via Wadham Lane (enter from either Clarke or Charles Streets)

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You have the talent, We've got the gear

Picture Hire Australia is a rental house specializing in the hire of TV broadcast & professional production equipment, brands such as Sony [HDCAM, XDCAM HD, XDCAM EX, Digital Betacam & HDV], Canon [Broadcast Lenses & DSLR Cameras], Panasonic Monitors, Tiffen, Arri, Kino-Flo, Zacuto, Redrock Micro, Transvideo, Rode & Sennheiser. We believe in a two way experience with our clients, & feel it's important to work together to create the best package.

Our staff are industry recognised professionals. Be it Standard Definition or High Definition cameras, VTRs, lighting, audio or grip equipment, we're able to offer sound advice based on first hand experience.

If the camera equipment you require is not listed, please call our office as we have alliances Australia wide & it's likely we’ll source it from one of our partners.

Centrally located in Norwood, South Australia, just a few minutes from Adelaide city, Picture Hire is conveniently positioned within Adelaide's 'creative hub'.





Wednesday, September 26th 2012

Picture Hire has moved!

See also for Open Day, Video Australasia alliance and available office suite!

See Exposure

Monday, September 3rd 2012

Picture Hire Australia has moved to larger premises so we can serve you better!

Our new address: (view on map)
26 Clarke Street,
Norwood SA 5067

Car Park and entrance at rear of building
Access via Wadham Lane (enter from either Clarke or Charles Streets)

Our phone numbers have remain unchanged.


Tuesday, July 3rd 2012

New Business Manager at PHA

Liz Francis leaves; Christine Williams joins!

Details here


Tuesday, June 26th 2012

Picture Hire invites you to attend our RED Scarlet-X Trade Night!

Where: SAFC Screening Room
When: July 10th, 6pm
Cost: Free

RSVP to hire@picturehire.com by July 5th!

See the flyer


Friday, May 25th 2012

RED Scarlet-X has landed!

See also for Zeiss Compact Primes, Metabones Canon EF to Sony NEX Adaptor, and Zacuto EVF Flip!

See Exposure May 2012

Wednesday, March 28th 2012

Olympus iSpeed 3 arrives!

See also for Canon EOS 5d Mark III and Atomos Samurai!

See Exposure March 2012

Wednesday, January 25th 2012

Philip Bloom's Pocket Dolly now available for hire.

Coming soon - RED Scarlet

See Exposure January 2012

Thursday, November 10th 2011

"Congratulations!" to all the winners at the 2011 South Australia & Western Australian ACS Awards for Cinematography, held at the Royal Perth Yatch Club, Perth on Saturday 5th November.

Picture Hire Australia is a proud sponsor of this event and applaud the excellent camerawork by very talented cinematographers.


August 2011

Please view our August 2011 Exposure Newsletter.



Monday 18th July 2011 Our David Gregan has made the front pages of the Advertiser!!!

Check out the article "Arcade kids go full tilt in Big Shots film tour" on page three of today's paper. "Joystick Heroes" which was shot by Dave is being shown at the Festival Centre's Space Theatre this Thursday to Saturday.

Filming equipment was hired from Picture Hire Australia



Wednesday 13th July 2011 We are very excited to welcome to our team our new equipment room assistant - David Tang. David is currently doing honors in Screen Studies at Flinders University and is a passionate film maker. As we now have Dai, Dave and David - we are calling him DTang (as many already do)!!

Dave and DTang will be working together to strengthen our committment to provide our valued customers with strong technical service and support. They look forward to answering even your most challenging queries!

His email address is dtang@picturehire.com. Please make yourself known to DTang when you come in.



Friday 13th May 2011 was the 2011 South Australian Screen Awards.

Picture Hire Australia is a major sponsor of these awards and it was with great excitement that our very own David Gregan won an award for the Best Music Video "Frown". David shot the video using equipment from Picture Hire Australia.

The Giveaways 'Frown' Official Video

Congratulations to all the winnners and again Picture Hire Australia supplied equipment to the winners of Best Composition "Toot Toot", Best Editing " A Moment of Grace", best performance "Unfinished Thoughts".




May 3, 2011 The 40th Annual National Awards for Cinematography were held on Saturday night 30th April 2011 in Adelaide. Picture Hire Australia was proud to be a GOLD Sponsor of the evening. We also supplied cameras and crew for the event, which will be broadcast on the movie network at a date to be advised.

It was a wonderful night showcasing amazing cinematography. We were privledged to have John Seale ACS ASC as our Guest of Honour. John has earned more than 40 feature film cinematography credits on such films as Witness, Mosquito Coast, Rain Man, Dead Poets Society, The English Patient, The Perfect Storm, Harry Potter and the Pholosopher's Stone and recently The Tourist.

Many tributes were paid to the late John Bowring ACS, a most repected and loved cinematographer.

Congratulations to all the winners and in particular to Nima Nabili Rad who won the Golden Tripod for "A Moment of Grace" in the category of Fictional Drama Shorts. Equipment for his short film was supplied by Picture Hire Australia.




February 23, 2011 Delta Television and Picture Hire Australia have merged. Liz and John Francis are pleased to announce the sale of the business of Picture Hire Australia Pty. Ltd. to Dai Cookes of Delta Television. The combined businesses will operate as DS and DGE Cookes trading as Picture Hire Australia. Liz will remain as the Rental Manager of Picture Hire Australia, with Dai taking the role of General Manager. All existing staff have been retained. Delta Television will eventually cease to exist as a trading name when all financial transactions are complete.


Read more .....




February 15, 2011 The National awards for Cinematography are held annually in April/May, on a rotational basis between Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane & Melbourne.  This year the 2011 ACS National Awards for Cinematography will be held here in Adelaide on April 30th.

Hotel Grand Chancellor
Hindley Street

To attend the event book here.  Bookings close at 5:00pm on April 15, 2011

Entries for the National Awards are automatically entered from the Gold winners from the individual State & Territory Awards, held in November the preceding year.  Good luck to Maxx Corkindale & Nima Nabili Rad who both chose Picture Hire’s equipment for their projects.  Direct entry is not available into the National Awards.  Only current financial members of the Society are eligible to enter into the State & Territory awards.

Picture Hire Australia continues to support the industry & this year is no different, we’ll be a major sponsor.


December 17, 2010 - Renowned Cinematographer, Director & Filmmaker Philip Bloom will be touring Australia in February 2011 in conjunction with RØDE Microphones.


As a pioneer in the DSLR video revolution, Philip is always on the bleeding edge of emerging techniques & technology, & these comprehensive workshops will provide a unique insight into professional film & video production with DSLR cameras.


Workshop sizes are strictly limited so register your interest now!


Adelaide:  February 22rd


Click here for more information


See you all there!