Tool Library

A FREE Tool Library of garden tools for the Westside Housing community.

Lawn mower / Whipper snipper / Extendable tree saw / Extendable tree lopper / Brooms / Shovels / Rakes


You must join as a member before you are able to borrow items.
At the time of your first hire you will be given the address of the Tool Library.


You need to fill out and return these forms:

Westside Tool Library – Membership Application


Tool Library Rules, Indemnity and Waiver

If you cannot download and complete these forms, please call us on 8155 6070 we will post forms to you (with a reply paid envelope).

Mail or in person
Westside Housing – Tool Library
478 Port Road
West Hinsmarsh SA 5007


*if you need assistance to join as a member, please call or come into our office and one of our staff will help you.


Call us on 08 8155 6070 or email to book in your hire.
* Please give a minimum of 3 working day notice of hire.

Borrowing times

You can borrow each tool for up to ONE WEEK at a time*.
Preferred collection/drop off days are Tuesday to Thursday (staff availability)
* Your hire can be extended depending on availability and demand. 

Collecting tools


The library is located in Ridleyton, and we prefer that you come and collect and drop off the items from here.

Drop off/pick up

We understand that some people don’t have a car or a car suitable to transport the tools.
Call us and we can arrange delivery and collection (wait times will apply for this option).


A $20 deposit is required for the lawn mower and whipper sniper.
A $2 deposit is required for all other items.
* You will receive your money back (cash only) once the tools are returned in a good, clean and undamaged condition.

Request tools

If you want to see us add more tools to the library – please let us know.
We are happy to consider buying extra tools that meet the needs of our tenants.

*We cannot have any corded electric items for safety reasons.

Volunteer as a Tool Librarian

We are on the look out for new Tool Library volunteers: Tool Librarians.
If you are good with tools, have a car and have good people skills with 3-4 hours to spare every fortnight, please contact us.

Contact Alex
8155 6082

Contact details

Sustainable Communities Project Officer: Alex Fry
08 8155 6082

478 Port Road
West Hindmarsh SA 5007