Most properties in Canberra are rented unfurnished. In some cases this means there is no fridge or washing machine. Renting furniture can be a good short term solution before your own furniture shipment arrives or an easy option for those not bringing furniture, who do not want the costs of buying it new. You can rent individual items of furniture as required (such as a fridge or outdoor setting) or you can rent a 2,4, or 6 person furniture package that will include everything you need in one go.
Some companies offer a premium service which means they will assist at the time of delivery and ensure everything is set up for you, from the plates in the kitchen to the sheets on your bed. This is good if you require everything ready prior to your arrival in Australia. The longer you rent for the cheaper the weekly price becomes. You will usually need to pay a months rental in advance, a security deposit refundable on return and will be charged a delivery fee.
Tip! It is usually nicer to bring your own linen/Manchester or buy this new if you do not want to rent it second hand.