Take Your Picnic To The Next Level This Summer – Picnic Hire Packs

We have created convenient and cost-effective Picnic Hire Packs for those looking to take their outdoor dining experience to the next level this summer.

For groups of guests from 5 to 50, our Picnic Hire Packs are the perfect addition to special picnics for family and friends.

Starting from only $13 per person, our hire packs come with everything you need to set up a stylish picnic:

  • Crockery – side plates and entrée plates
  • Glassware – wine glasses, sparkling glasses and water tumblers
  • Cutlery – entrée forks, entrée knives, dessert spoons and cheese knives
  • Cheese board and platters
  • Ice tub with bin liner
  • Picnic cloth and linen napkins in a range of colour choices

Our COVID Safe plan is in full effect at our Port Melbourne Warehouse and we provide safe, contactless pick up (or delivery to your chosen location at an extra charge).

We can also provide a range of other items to enhance your picnic such as BBQs, bean bags, market umbrellas and so much more!

Contact our friendly team today to see how we can help create your ultimate picnic party!

Taking Care of COVID Business – Complete Function Hire

We understand just how hard the last couple of months have been for our beloved events industry.

We are here and we are excitedly planning for our industry to make a comeback. While some of our procedures have changed, our commitment to helping make memorable moments remains the same.

Social Distancing

We welcome the Victorian Government’s latest updates and plans to reboot the hospitality and events industries. A tiered approach to group numbers has been announced, with view to venues being able to host gatherings of up to 100 guests in July or August. Social distancing is the new norm and will need to be carefully considered by venues. We can help segment your space and provide your guests with peace of mind with a range of social distancing solutions including partitions, floor decals and more.

Sanitisation & Safety

The health and safety of our team, clients and event partners is paramount to us – and always has been. We have updated our sanitisation processes as follows;

  • All cutlery and crockery is pre-washed
  • Our hire products are then double washed (at extremely hot temperatures) using commercial grade sanitisation and cleaning products
  • Our hire products are double rinsed (at extremely hot temperatures)
  • All hire products are sterilised with cutlery and crockery being sealed air tight immediately after sterilisation and hand polished by our highly trained staff
  • All staff wear gloves and are always required to wash their hands very regularly
  • Our offices and warehouse continue to be cleaned and sterilised daily

Disposable Ranges

We are excited to provide you with disposable solutions for your event needs. Speak to our friendly team of party pros to find out more about our disposable ranges including cutlery, crockery, glassware and platters.

Delivery & Collection

We have updated our delivery and collection procedures to ensure a safe and seamless process for your event hire needs as follows:

  • Our clients and event partners will be called before we leave our Warehouse and then again on arrival before entering your venue.
  • Complete Function Hire staff will wear PPE, with all of our vehicles remaining well stocked with PPE and hand sanitiser.
  • Our hire products are all cleaned and sanitised before loading, then cleaned again onsite and again on return to our Warehouse. 
  • Our truck boxes are professionally cleaned and sanitised every day.


We been busy hand crafting some exciting new products and getting our Warehouse in order for a busy event season ahead. Our team are here for you and we cannot wait to bring your dream event to life very soon.

For all your event hire needs, contact our team today.

Who’s Who at Complete Function Hire – Brent Stafford, Team Leader

On this month’s Who’s Who at Complete Function Hire, we chat to our diligent Team Leader, Brent Stafford. Brent makes sure our busy warehouse runs like a well-oiled machine and that every job we do at Complete Function Hire (no matter how big or small) gets executed with precision and performed with a smile.

When he is not working hard at Complete Function Hire delivering amazing events, he enjoys gaming, hockey and playing his guitar. Find out what it’s like to be part of the Complete Function Hire team and what makes Brent tick on this week’s blog.

How long have you been involved in the wedding and events industry?

Ever since leaving High School 4 years ago.

First gig?

My first event with Complete Function Hire was an exhibition set up at Jeff’s Shed.

Most memorable event you have worked on at Complete Function Hire and why?

Probably a sit down at Crown Palladium for 800 guests. We got to see the dress rehearsal of the show as we were bumping in and the atmosphere in the lead up to such a big event at such a huge venue was really exciting.

What do you enjoy best about working at Complete Function Hire?

I enjoy the opportunity to be “paid to keep fit”! It’s very enjoyable work and it’s always something different every day which makes it fun. We also get to see some amazing places and people that you ordinarily wouldn’t.

Favourite hobbies and past times?

Guitar, Hockey and gaming

Favourite food?


Favourite AFL or sports team?

Carlton is my team, I have followed them since I was a kid when my dad introduced me to footy.

If you want to work with an event supplier that is committed to making every event outstanding, contact the team at Complete Function Hire today.

Who’s Who at Complete Function Hire – Nathan Purcell

The team of event professionals at Complete Function Hire love what we do! One thing we all have in common (aside from enjoying a game of footy and a cold beer), is that we all love to provide the best possible customer service to our Melbourne wedding and events clients and event partners.

On this month’s Who’s Who at Complete Function Hire, we chat to longstanding Complete Function Hire staff member and ‘Director of Advanced Management Operations’, Nathan Purcell. Nathan had a laugh with his title but in reality, the work that our Nathan does behind the scenes coupled with his willingness to bend over backwards to service our clients, makes Nathan a key player in the team. Health fanatic, avid Demons fan and all round great bloke, Nathan has been a vital part of the Complete Function Hire team for over 15 years.


How long have you been involved in the wedding and events industry?

I started my career in events 15 years ago. I was visiting a cousin who worked with Complete Function Hire back in 2001 and I think I asked if I could come in and help out – the rest is history! I have been here ever since.

Most memorable event you have worked on at Complete Function Hire and why?

The most memorable event was the Essendon vs Melbourne AFL Event we were proud to be a part of last month. It was inspirational to meet and chat to Neil and Terry Daniher during the game. Since then, I have been inspired to start running again and have since entered cure fight MND fun run on the 30th July and I have also registered to be a cure MND volunteer.

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What do you enjoy best about working at Complete Function Hire?

The people I’ve worked with over the last 15 years – both the Complete Function Hire team and our clients – make it a wonderful place to work.  I have made long lasting friends here at Complete Function Hire – it’s great to work with great people in an industry where no day is the same. There’s never a dull moment!

Favourite hobbies and past times?

I enjoy running three times a week and going to the gym 5 or 6 times a week. Golf, Cycling and fishing are also favourite past times (depending on the weather).

Favourite food and drink?

I used to enjoy a cold beer and Thai food but now I am all about the protein shakes and chicken which is boring but part of my health kick.

Who do you barrack for in the footy?

Melbourne in AFL and Rebels in the Rugby.

For all your event hire needs, speak to the passionate team at Complete Function Hire today, we would love to help with your upcoming event.


WIN AMAZING PRIZES from Complete Function Hire this Winter

Complete Function Hire have all your event hire needs sorted! From furniture hire to AV and equipment hire to décor – we are your one stop shop for your winter events.

As an added bonus (and for a bit of fun), we are running an exclusive WINTER COMPETITION with INCREDIBLE PRIZES to be WON including tickets to the Portsea Polo with Helicopter transfers, exclusive marquee tickets to Oaks Day for Spring Racing Carnival and a magnum of Laurent Perrier Champagne. We are excited to be giving away nearly $5,000.00 worth of prizes!

All you have to do is place your event hire orders with us over the winter months and you will instantly go into the prize draw when you spend $500.00 on hire. The more you spend with us over winter, the greater chance you have of winning one of these amazing prizes!*


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1st Prize – 2 x Tickets to Microflite Portsea Polo Marquee with return Helicopter Transfers from Melbourne City Helipad. Arrive at the Polo in style and party in the exclusive Microflite Portsea Polo Marquee.

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2nd Prize – 2 x Tickets to the Idiom Events Marquee Oaks Day, Flemington. Base yourself Trackside in the glamourous Idiom Events Marquee for an exclusive cocktail party. 


3rd Prize – 1 x Magnum Laurent Perrier Champagne

How to Win

For your chance to be in the draw to win one of these awesome prizes, simply order from Complete Function Hire over the winter months. For every $500.00 you spend during June, July or August 2017, you will receive one ticket into the prize draw which will be announced early September 2017.

Terms and Conditions*

All confirmed orders placed for events occurring in the months of June, July and August 2017 will receive an automatic entry ticket into the prize draw for every $500.00 spent on hire items (ex. GST) with Complete Function Hire in June, July or August 2017. Total price excludes delivery charges. Prizes will be drawn at random on Thursday 7th September, 2017 and winners will be contacted in person on the day and/or by email. Prizes are not refundable or transferrable.

To place your winter event hire orders and for your chance to win these incredible prizes, contact the team of event professionals at Complete Function Hire today



Complete Function Hire – Proud Event Support Partners of The Essendon Football Club

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AFL Season is here and the team at Complete Function Hire couldn’t be more excited! The footy has officially started and that means lots of awesome events.

We are proud Event Support Partners of the Essendon Football Club. We are providing a range of furniture and equipment hire for Essendon Football Club’s exciting calendar of events including all home games at the MCG and Etihad Stadium for the Chairman’s Events. 

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We enjoyed providing furniture and being a part of the awesome Essendon Football Club Family Day as well as the stunning season launch event held at Luminaire. We look forward to providing furniture for events at The High Performance Centre which is an incredibly versatile venue to suit all kinds of events from family fun days to birthday parties and from conferences to cocktail parties.

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The Complete Function Hire team enjoy working closely with The Essendon Football club to provide furniture hire for their events and our team will be cheering the boys on all season.

Speak to the footy loving team of event experts at Complete Function Hire about your event today.


Who’s Who at Complete Function Hire – Jess Kearney, Kitchen Crew

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Delivering amazing events is a team effort. Everything needs to be just perfect! A lot goes on behind the scenes at Complete Function Hire to ensure that our hire products and service delivery is on point so that we can make event and wedding planning stress free for our clients.

Our busy operation relies heavily on the awesome team of people that we work with. From logistics to customer service, to the team of perfectionists in our Kitchen Crew, everything needs to be just so.

Meet Jessica Kearney, one of our team of five hard working staff in the Complete Function Hire kitchen crew. Saints supporter and avid Tupperware collector, when she is not working hard in our kitchen to ensure our products are flawless, Jess loves spending time with her kids and playing Bingo. This is Jess’s first job in the events industry and what she loves most about working at Complete Function Hire is the great culture and team spirit.

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Our kitchen crew ensure our glassware and hire products are always immaculate.

Jess works with our kitchen crew where a typical day is made up of immaculately cleaning and polishing and meticulously wrapping, counting and packing our hire products (such as cutlery, crockery, glassware and catering equipment). Jess and the kitchen crew work hard to ensure that Complete Function Hire’s products are impeccable and ready for delivery to beautiful weddings and stunning event locations all over Melbourne.

Contact the team of service driven event professionals at Complete Function Hire today to discuss how we can assist with your upcoming wedding or event. 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Complete Function Hire Team

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The team at Complete Function Hire sincerely wish our clients and event partners all the very best for Christmas and a happy new year.

What a year it has been! We have been very busy this year working with our event partners on a range of incredible events and weddings all over Melbourne. For the tenth time this year, it was an honour to work closely with the wonderful team at St Vincent’s Hospital and Fred and Ginger Catering to provide furniture and equipment hire for the Opera in The Market event for St Vincent’s charity. Another stand out charity event for the year was the ‘Off the Menu’ event for Camp Quality Victoria which we were proud to support. Le Tout Melbourne was another exciting 2016 event that showcased the awe-inspiring Hisense Arena. This event was so much fun for our team to work on and attend and really enjoyed working in collaboration with a great group of event suppliers and the awesome events team at Melbourne and Olympic Parks. It was exciting to work in collaboration with our industry partners on various amazing venue showcases this including A Night at The Museum (in conjunction with Restaurant Associates) and A Night on The Park (in conjunction with Melbourne Events Group).

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La Tout Melbourne at Hisense Arena was one of the many memorable events of 2016.

We were excited to launch several new ranges and products this year including our gorgeous, on trend pastel ranges and our stunning Hair Pin furniture range (which was built in house). Our hand built Paddle Range was hugely popular again this year as was our range of coloured cutlery (including black, blue, bronze, gold and white). Other popular event hire products for the year included our timeless Bentwood Chairs which were hired for so many events and weddings as well as our Gold Charger Plates and new white picket fencing.

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Complete Function Hire’s gold charger plates were a popular item for all kinds of events in 2016.

For the first time, we launched a Virtual Tour of the Complete Function Hire Showroom which has allowed for people to visit our showroom online offering convenience for busy event planners.

We were thrilled to launch our ‘Who’s Who at Complete Function Hire’ blog series that allows our wonderful clients to get to know our team. We also launched a series of blog articles designed to assist event planners and brides with the most up to date trends and advice. We were so excited for Complete Function Hire ‘All Rounder’ Matty Slingo who announced the arrival of his son this year and we congratulated Mitch Costin who stepped up into the role of Operations Manager. We were proud to announce our partnership with the Melbourne Rebels football club this year and a team highlight was a guided tour of AAMI Park Stadium as well as attending some exciting matches and events.

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Complete Function Hire is a proud partner of the Melbourne Rebels.

Thank you to our valued clients and trusted event partners for your ongoing support – our team loves working closely with you all and we are gearing up for a huge 2017!

Our office is open over the Festive Season with the exception of the public holidays (we will be available via phone every day on 03 9699 9935. Please don’t hesitate to make contact with our friendly team for all your festive season and holiday event requirements.