Rent a Harp

Concert pedal harps and lever harps.

The Harps Australia  rental area has grown from  supplying  harps to the students of prominent teachers in Melbourne and Sydney, to supplying  school music harp programmes at Methodist Ladies College and the Music Academy of Melbourne, Monte Saint’ Angelo Mercy College (Sydney), Braemar College, Wesley College, Toorak College Fintona Girls School, Ivanhoe Grammar,, Cornish College. Avila College, Genazzano FCJ College, Melbourne High School, Mount Scopus, Radford College (Canberra), St. Catherines, Trinity Grammar School and Yarra Valley Grammar. Our Events pedal harps (short term and events rental) play in concerts by the Melbourne Youth Orchesta and for  other community groups, and visiting professional orchestras in Melbourne and Sydney.

We now supply27/ 30 (partially and fully levered), 34/36, & 38/39 string harps (fully levered)  and pedal harps in Melbourne,  Sydney, and Canberra and several regional centres with a rental pool of  70 plus harps.   We are able  to supply harps with medium Celtic tension (wrapped composite strings), ”lever gut tension” (light gut tension) or  ”concert harp”  gut tension (Sophia, Guster,  Lyon & Healy, Salvi and Aoyama lever harps).

Depending on the type of harp, rental periods are for  3 or  6 month periods (apart from short term events). Lever harps may for additional rental periods for as long as the customer needs the instrument.  We offer a full deduction of the first rental period for both lever and pedal instruments  off the purchase price of an  instrument that is purchased from us. Some rental harps may be purchased after renting, in other cases a new harp can be ordered for purchase, this will be determined at the time of rental commencement.

Pedal harps also available for event hire (weekly rate).  Strict conditions apply to all pedal harp lease and rental situations. 

We also offer a “travelling harpers” short term rental period for up to one week for the convenience of professionals who need a harp to perform or practise on during their stay in Melbourne (subject to availability of instruments). Price on application.

All our rental lever  harps are fully serviced and tuned before and after  each rental customer. Pedal harps are regulated at two year intervals.  String breakage costs on rental instruments (up to three broken strings per rental period) are covered by Harps Australia. 


Harps Australia has  developed a line of Junior School and early childhood music development instruments, the Sophia 27 harps  size, are excellent for ages 6-10.  See our School Programmes page or Sophia Harps page.

PEDAL HARPS: sales and lease.

Pedal harp lease now available.  The first lease period of six months may be deducted from new pedal harp purchase from our company.  Conditions apply for pedal harp rental. Please contact us for details (see Contact Us page).

 Several models and makes of pedal harps  for short term event hire or monthly lease in Melbourne only.  Conditions apply. Please contact us for current availability.  (see Contact Us page)

 CURWe aAll Harps Australia rental prices are inclusive of GST: 

27/29/30 string harp three sets levers #F, #C B flat, lever gut and some folk tension available:

  • 3 months $400
  • 6 months $495

 34/36 string harp fully levered lever gut tension with Pirastro Bass wires. Sophia 34 and Black Swan 36 (limited number), Lyon and Healy Ogden 34 string harps-pedal gut/nylon tension, BowBrand Bass Wires & Taliesin 34  string harps-pedal gut/nylon tension, Pirastro Bass Wires all:

  • 3 months  $490
  • 6 months $550


36 to 39 string harps Pedal gut tension, fully levered. Troubador 36 string, Salvi Gaia 38 string, Guster 39 string.

3 months $590

6 months $650, 

Pedal harp lease  6 month ( a rental pool of 8 pedal harps  currently) Erard, Aoyama, Lyon and Healy and Salvi. Availablity, prices, damage deposit amount and special conditions on application.

Payment for lever harp rental is only  by convenient and safe direct debit payments through the Australian company, Ezidebit using customer’s credit card .  Contact Harps Australia for forms and details.

Pick up from us directly at our workshop in the Dandenong Ranges (lever harps) or our Sydney Showroom in Leichhardt.  Or courier pickup/return available at customer’s expense if preferred, $88 within Melbourne CBD, distance rates and rates for Sydney to be advised – contact Harps Australia (Contact us details on website).


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