Borrowing Gear From UQMC

Welcome to the UQ Mountain Club lend engine site!

This is the platform we use to manage all of our gear. We use it to know where all the club stuff is, who has it and who needs it next. Read on for how to use the website and what gear you can use. Sign up is free for all club members though deposits are taken for gear to make sure we get it back.

What gear can I use?

UQMC has both hiking and climbing gear that can be borrowed for personal or club trips. Any gear that isn't life-critical is fair game for borrowing and can be reserved by members online. That includes backpacks, PLBs, helmets, tents, barbecues, rope protectors, tarps, sleeping bags, bouldering pads and more. You can explore the full range of gear using the categories on the left.

How does it work?

Once you know what gear you need, reserve it online for the time you need it and make sure you can get to the storage locker to pick it up during our opening hours. The maximum loan period is 2 weeks, after which you'll either need to give the gear back for the next person or you can request an extension on your loan. Just speak to an exec member or send an email to the quartermaster letting them know the reason for the extension. If you aren't sure what you need, read the event description on the website or ask your Activity Leader.

When you pick up gear, you'll be asked to make a deposit which will be returned to you once you hand back the gear. This can be paid when you pick up the gear by bank transfer or card. The deposit amount will be shown when you reserve the gear so you'll know exactly how much you need before you even pick it up. Card payments will also incur small transaction fees as we aren't able to cover them for you.

Where to find us

The UQ storage shed is on campus at field 9, 92A Coldridge Street, St Lucia. Please check opening times and message ahead of time if you are planning to pick up a lot of gear.

UQMC gear shed:

Gear can be checked in or out by any of the exec team so talk to one of those wonderful people about gear loans if you need any help. If you're still confused, feel free to send an email to and the quartermaster, will happily see to your queries.

Happy Outdoorsing!