Why Quikshade Gazebos And Marquees? - Just as no two beers are the same, neither are two, 3m x 3m tents the same! Especially QuikShade products. Please take the time to read a few points about the 'real' differences because it makes a world of difference to your investment. They are, furthermore, made right here in Australia!

Product Research

Knowing what you are purchasing before buying an item is essential these days. When you are spending a substantial amount on an article, it's paramount that you understand a product or service's parameters as it serves your best interest.

The QuikShade Service

At QuikShade, we want to understand your needs and help advise you in making your investment wisely. Many of our customers want to take advantage of branding and printing on their QuikShade Gazebos, Marquees, walls or other promotional materials that we can supply. Creating artwork proofs and 3D artists impressions are complimentary, with no extra charges! Perhaps the logo you have is old or not suitable for use on a large scale, we can redraw or recreate your logo for you, and at QuikShade, we never claim to own any rights to your artwork. If we have created artwork for you, ask us for the files, and we will supply them to you – once again, this service is complimentary – no extra charge!

That's why QuikShade products are so popular!

Gazebos - Marquees - Pop up Tents - and much more! Call us today for more information 1800 678 982

Product Materials

Check the quality of the raw materials you are buying. The QuikShade has Extruded 6106 T5 – superior commercial grade aluminium (aircraft grade).

Note the T5 is perfect for our application as it is more flexible and provides the ‘give and take’ the tent requires. The T6 is prone to snapping under pressure, it has less resistance.

QuikShade use aluminium custom extruded to our specifications and supplied by Press Metal in Queensland.

This aluminium meets the Australian standards, which is very high compared to other countries, if they have any at all!


This aluminium meets the Australian standards, which is very high compared to other countries, if they have any at all!

The QuikShade has rounded corners on the aluminium posts, struts and brackets adding more strength and are more able to transfer stress, minimising breakage.

Simple and easy ‘v clip’ system, no ring pull system.

It’s not all about the thickness of the leg – QuikShade measure 2.5mm, others less than 2mm. Focusing on this has no value when the raw material itself is inferior.

QuikShade has ribbing inside the struts for extra strength and flexibility.

QuikShade has custom made moulds produced for the injection moulding process of our glass reinforced nylon brackets, these are maintained and used by Rack-it-Up in Queensland to make our nylon components

Heavy duty glass reinforced nylon brackets to give 30% flexibility/or memory. QuikShade does NOT use plastic in any structural components.

Allowing the tent to bend 30% past its made position and then return, perfect for our application. Movement is imperative.

QuikShade use stainless steel press studs and rivets attached to our cover and also the frame – imported covers are often held on with imitation Velcro.

Structural Integrity & Branding

Leg is welded to foot for extra strength, not bolted like imports.

Canopy remains on at all times, with imports you often have to remove the covers each time!

Top of peak to bottom of valance measures 145cm, imported measure 120cm…this makes a huge difference if you are branding, and you lose very valuable branding space!! This is very disappointing and can be considered a waste of valuable marketing dollars.

The QuikShade high peak is better for run-off of rain and reduces ‘pooling’ in the corners.

The QuikShade has additional ribbing on the canopy adding extra tension and shape to the canopy with the added benefit of waterproofing.

All claims are professionally tested and certified by Australian Wool Testing Authority Ltd, Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency and CSIRO.

QuikShade Guy Ropes – made from 3.6m marine grade polyethylene staple rope that is treated and has a breaking strain of 350kg, for added safety. Supplied by an Australian company.

QuikShade Pegs are made from hi-tensile steel with an MPA (Mega Pascal’s) rating from 550 – 850. Standard steel rated at 200 – 300MPA. Supplied by an Australian company.





    Let our friendly staff call you.
    We will answer all your questions.


      East Maitland Rotary have 2 Quikshade marquees.

      east-maitlandThey have serviced us for several years, being used every month at a local car parts retailer, exposed to extreme winds on roadside flower stalls and as shelter for a host of events. Once a year we borrow 5 other marquees – the quality difference between a Quikshade and the others is clearly evident. This year we had to send one of the borrowed marquees to the dump after the wind turned it inside out, while the Quikshades were left standing to the last minute as we trusted their strength. They are still as good today as the day we purchased them many years ago with the covers possibly due for replacement in the next 12 months – this is after about 8-10 years of use. A true ‘once in a lifetime investment.’ Brian Coffey.

      - East Maitland Rotary Club

      ApexActive Motorsport

      Really delighted with the ease of putting up the tent and how strong it
      was when the wind blew up during the day. I will recommend your tents to my motorsport clients.”

      Doug Stuart

      Billabong Australia

      To whom it may concern,

      Billabong has worked with a number of other portable shade brands. From previous experiences dealing with other sponsors products supplied to competitions across Australia and overseas, we prefer, choose and recommend the Quikshade Australia brand.

      Through these experiences we have found Quikshade to meet our heavy demands in touring, branding and protection. It’s built to withstand tougher conditions by the sea. Due to the superior construction I believe the aluminium rolled edges in the frame have been more beneficial in meeting the demands of sand and salt. With Quikshade there are no concerns with sand getting stuck in reinforced cavities of struts and legs. We just give it a whack and it falls out ready for transporting to the next venue.

      With the Quikshade Australia brand it takes less energy to maintain, and I like that! Its simple and it works, every time, all the time…..

      Bushy Mitchell
      Event Operations Manager

      Little Athletics – Sunnybank

      “I have put up lots of brands of portable shelters for Little Athletics clubs over the years and I know you can see the difference between them. Quikshade is our chosen brand because it’s stronger, sturdier, more stabilised in all weather conditions. It just doesn’t get tossed around in the wind. This means our investment and our kids are safe.”

      Mal Currie – Equipment Manager

      Yamaha Racing

      yamaha-racingYamaha Queensland handed over a blue Quikshade with a White Yamaha logo way back at the end of the 1997 season. I’m still using that very same tent today, without any modifications, damage or faults. It has been everywhere from Perth, to Darwin, Melbourne to Cairns and stands the test of time and the rear of a motocross van.

      So when I came about organising the Yamaha Queensland Race teams and wanted to have a bold presence in the pits and something that would last out more than just one season, the Quikshade Tent was the only option. Quikshade offers a great construction, value for money, easy to erect, no fuss tents and shades that look great and work all day, every day.

      Scott Bishop – Team Manager

      Sports Office Administrator

      Dear Sir/Madam,

      We have had our 4.5 x 3m Quikshade for 4 years and have only just ordered our first spare part which was broken due to very heavy winds.

      We use it for all our sports carnivals, representative events and Open Day (approx 10 times a year).

      We love the Quikshade because it is so easy to assemble, the advertising space is great and it is functional as well as practical.

      Many Thanks
      Di Chambers

      Dear Jeremy,

      I refer to our discussion this morning re. the above.  It amazes me that you can still supply a canopy for my Quikshade even though it is 14 years old.  That’s a quality product for you!  My friends who have Quikshades that are 12 & 16 years old will be pleased that most parts are still available.  Mine has withstood gale force winds & been blown over several times without any noticeable damage.  As my mate says ‘get what you pay for’!  The only gripe I have is the price. You still charge (July special) the same amount I paid 14 years ago!


      Richard Gagie

      Ormeau QLD 4208

      - Richard Gagie

      When you buy a QuikShade, it is a once in a lifetime purchase.  It's important to consider what sizes are available?

      With a range of sizes available in both our Light Weight and Pro Systems, we have the size of frame to meet your needs.  Think of the frame as the foundations of your marquee. Without a reliable strong frame, your marquee is just a piece of cloth.  Our frames and components stand the test of time, that's why we can offer our unbeatable frame warranty.

      Sizes, Area, Sitting And Standing Room

      QuikShade Name system Metres     People  
          size L Size W Square m standing sitting notes
      1.5 × 1.5 LWS 1.5 1.5 2 4 2  
      1.8 × 1.8 PRO 1.8 1.8 3 6 3 *
      2.4 × 2.4 /Stumpy LWS/PRO 2.4 2.4 6 10 5  
      3 × 3 LWS/PRO 3 3 9 16 8  
      3.6 × 3.6 PRO 3.6 3.6 13 23 12 *
      4.5 × 3 PRO 4.5 3 14 24 12  
      6 × 3 PRO 6 3 18 32 16 X
      7.2 × 3.6 PRO 7.2 3.6 26 47 23 * X
      2.1 × 2.1/TRAUMA TENT PRO 2.1 2.1 4 8 4 *

      Sizes marked * are longer than 1.7m when collapsed and may be more difficult than our other sizes to transport.

      Sizes marked X weigh more than 50kg and may be more difficult to transport than our smaller sizes.

      Just as no 2 beers are the same, nor are 2, 3m x 3m tents the same!  Especially the QuikShade®. Please take the time to read a few points about the ‘real’ differences, because it makes a world of difference to the end result of your investment.

      Telephone: 1800 678 982
      Fax: (02) 66628082
      Email: sales@quikshade.com.au
      10 Cassino Drive,
      NSW 2470