HIRE A 4WD to work at LNG-CSG Sites

Vista Hire specialises in hiring vehicles ready to work at the liquefied natural gas (LNG) and coal seam gas (CSG) sites in the Surat Basin, Galilee Basin, Bowen Basin and beyond.

Gas Spec vehicles are used at LNG/CSG mine sites. There are several organisations who operate gas sites in Queensland, including QGC (British Gas)GLNG (Santos), APLNG (Origin Energy), Arrow Energy, and more, and each of these organisations has slightly different vehicle requirements.  For example, Origin Energy has In-Vehicle Monitoring Systems as an optional requirement, but QGC has IVMS as a mandatory requirement.

As such, at Vista Hire, we have opted to build our gas spec cars to the most stringent of standards, so that you can be sure that the vehicle you hire is compliant. 

Gas Spec Prado

sEE mine spec requirements FOR DETAILS ON THE GAS SPEC


Our Gas Spec Fleet

Our fleet of gas-spec vehicles includes mine spec utes, Prado Wagons, and 4WDs with canopy covered style sides. We also supply semi-mine spec bus rental for hires longer than 90 days.

Holden Colorado Trayback UteMine Spec Wagon

Mine Spec with CanopySemi Mine spec Bus

If you have a detailed site specification and want to check that our vehicles meet that, then please send it through to us and we will confirm that our vehicle complies with your required standard.

In Vehicle Monitoring Systems

In-Vehicle Monitoring Systems (IVMS) may be required when working at CSG / LNG sites. IVMS is an important safety tool used for monitoring and measuring driver performance, identifying lost or stranded vehicles, or reporting an accident.

The IVMS records several items that can all be compiled into IVMS reporting, including:

At Vista Hire, we support the use of IVMS in vehicles because we have found that drivers who know their behaviour is being monitored are less likely to speed and more likely to wear their seat belt. As advocates for road safety, we support any tool that is going to encourage drivers to drive more safely. You can read more about why we support IVMS in our IVMS Case Study. 

Weed Hygiene

Vehicles travelling in the Surat Basin and Galilee Basin may need to be certified ‘weed free’ before entering work sites. Under the Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management) Act 2002, vehicles that are driven in areas where weeds might be present, must be cleaned to assist in preventing their spread.

Vista Hire rents vehicles ready to work in the Surat Basin and Galilee Basin – this means our hire vehicles are compliant with the safety standards and we can arrange for Weed Hygiene Declarations or Certificates to be issued for your hire vehicle in Brisbane before you leave for site.

We now have our own in-house weed hygiene certifiers who are providing a final confirmation that the vehicle is ‘weed free’ before it leaves our depot. Read more about the Weed Hygiene process.


While all our vehicles are fitted with tow bars, some sites may not allow recovery of vehicles using a tow bar. According to the Queensland Natural Gas Exploration and Production Industry
Safety Forum (Safer Together), "the recovery of vehicles is a specialist capability so it is considered prudent to remove reference to recovery straps as unqualified staff may attempt the activity if the equipment is in the vehicle. The addition of recovery equipment should be considered on an individual basis by each company / contractor."

Benefit from Vista Hire’s experience

We have extensive experience renting 4x4s to clients in the CSG and LNG industry.

We hire vehicles to comply with many companies’ specs, including:

Our vehicles are used in Surat Basin, Galilee Basin, and Bowen Basin including locations at:

  • Alton
  • Arcadia
  • Cabawin
  • Fairview
  • Kenya
  • Moonie Oil
  • Roma Gas Fields
  • Scotia
  • Spring Gully
  • Wallumbilla
  • Condabri
  • Woleebee Creek
  • Miles
  • Kenya
  • Wandoan
  • Gladstone
  • Combabula.

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Need to talk to a 4WD specialist? Call Vista Hire on 1300 993 767


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