About Us

Our mission is to provide temporary solutions, to ensure our customers’ productivity and comfort.

Resolving issues and tailoring solutions nationwide for over 45  years.

We’re an Australian-owned business focused on providing an extensive, unrivalled product range coupled with the experience of a team with industry leading technical knowledge and a proactive ‘can-do’ attitude to problem solving.

Learn about our team, our philosophy, and what we do.

Watch our corporate video to see a sneak peak into our warehouse and some of the wide range of equipment we stock. Hear from our key staff about our history and what sets us apart from everyone else.

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Quality equipment you can count on.

When you rent from Active Air, you know that you’re getting only the highest quality equipment. All equipment is regularly checked and maintained in order to ensure there are no glitches.

We’re committed to actively providing complete climate control and power solutions.

Not only do we provide the best equipment, we deliver, install, commission, and maintain it. Our highly experienced staff provide specialist industry support and can build you the perfect solution.

When you choose Active Air for your temporary climate control and power solution, you get the added support and benefits that come with ActiveEdge.

End to End Solutions

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Qualified Staff

24/7 Support

National Coverage

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Our History

VA Sweeny Sheet Metal begins trading
Established by Val Sweeny in 1910,  the early sheet metal business specialised in making coffee urns, bain maries, and other catering equipment. It was later handed down to his grandson Jim.
Jim Sweeny establishes Active Air

When the family business was asked to fabricate some sheet metal duct-work, Jim saw an opportunity to move into the rapidly expanding Air Conditioning construction business and set up Active Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Pty Ltd. He subcontracted sheet metal work to his grandfather’s business, VA Sweeny Sheet Metal.

Nippin Denso Distributorship

Active Air takes on Nippon Denso Distributorship in NSW.

AC Rental Industry in Australia is Born

During a trip to Nippon Denso, Jim is advised to try renting the portable air conditioners, the air conditioning rental business in Australia is born shortly thereafter.

Expansion into VIC

Capitalising on its success in NSW, Active Air opens branch in Melbourne.

Expansion into Events
Active Air expands into the events market.
Expansion into QLD

Capitalising on its success in NSW and VIC, Active Air opens branch in Brisbane.

Expands into Rental Chiller Market

Adding to its already extensive product range, Active Air invests in expanding into the chiller market.

Expansion into WA
Capitalising on its success in the other states, Active Air opens branch in Perth.
Four Generations of Sweeny

Jim’s son Brad becomes Director of Active Air. Capitalising on his success in the event market, Brad leans the business further towards power generation and distribution.

Expansion into Newcastle

Active Air expands its reach by opening a regional office in Newcastle.

Expansion into Canberra

After seeing success in Newcastle, Active Air expands into Canberra.


We have supplied and installed equipment for some of Australia’s largest temporary climate projects and events, including the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Sydney Festival, Brisbane Festival, Australian Open, Supercars, and many more.

Want to be part of the Active Air team?

We’re always looking for top talent to join our amazing team. If you think you have what it takes to be part of Active Air, then take a look at our current job opportunities.

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