About us

Instant Shade Marquees specialise in "instant" or "popup" marquees. We are the Australian experts in these products because we have been selling and hiring them for over 20 years.

From humble beginnings in Adelaide, Instant Shade moved to Melbourne in 1997. The business specialised in the hire of Instant Marquees and we were one of the first companies in Australia to hire (and eventually sell) these innovative new products which at the time were quite revolutionary.

Since then the business has grown into three distinct but still family owned businesses: Instant Marquee Hire, Instant Shade Marquees and Instant Shade Umbrellas. We pride ourselves on our quality, service and work ethic and are proud of the businesses we have built from the ground up.

Our marquee products are the best in Australia because we have taken what we have learned from using the marquees in our rental business and incorporated that knowledge and experience into product research and development.

Our imported marquees are not "off the shelf" – they have been specifically designed and manufactured to our specifications and high quality standards. Compare that to our competitors who all sell the same products that have simply been "re-badged" as their own.

When buying a marquee you must ask the following questions:

  • Is the marquee frame commercial grade and robust?
  • Is the marquee easy to use, pack-up and store?
  • Is the canopy fabric weather proof?
  • Are spare parts readily available and easily replaced?
  • Is a repairs service available for the canopy (ie. patching/repairing of holes and tears)?
  • Is the frame backed by a 5 year warranty?

With Instant Shade Marquees, the answer is YES to all of the above questions, so if your current marquees aren't Instant Shade Marquee Contact us today – you'll be surprised at the value!


Instant Shade Team 2012


Our Brands & Businesses

  • Our own brand of Instant Marquee
  • Designed & manufactured to our specifications
  • The best imported marquee on the market
  • Quality European brand of Instant Marquee
  • Now discontinued, but parts and support still available
KD Kanopy
  • Instant Shade are an agent for KD Kanopy / Instant Marquee Systems
  • The original patented popup marquee design
  • Australian Made

Just some of the companies & organisations that purchase and use Instant Shade Marquees:

  • Victorian State Emergency Services
  • Victoria Police
  • Metropolitan Fire Brigade
  • Country Fire Authority
  • Salvation Army
  • Camp Australia
  • Red Cross
  • Rotary
  • Lions Club
  • Bendigo Bank
  • RACV
  • Pacific Brands
  • Motorola
  • Jim Beam
  • Hocking Stuart
  • Carlton & United Breweries (VB)
  • Boost Juice
  • Ford
  • Holden
  • Shell
  • Telstra
  • Virgin Money
  • Yarra Trams
  • Suzuki, and many more...

Just wanted to say thank you for the printed side panels – they look great. Thanks for your support and look forward to working with you again in the future.