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The #1 Advantage of having Vending Machines in Schools

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Can you put a vending machine in a school?

Yes, many schools in Australia do have vending machines. Both students and teachers enjoy the convinence of having a snack and drink vending machine each day at their school.


Do vending machines make money for schools?

Schools can earn a passive income from having a vending machine at their school. Some vending machine companies will give a percentage of each sale to the school.

Normally 5-10% commission can be offered to schools, or a flat-fee per item sold.


What do schools do with money from vending machines?

Schools can use the money earned from their vending machine to donate to charity, sports clubs or towards increasing their school budget.


Best selling items in school vending machines (Australia)

Best selling products in school vending machines

The most popular items that sell in a school vending machine are soft drinks, chips and sports drinks.


School Vending Machine Consumption By Product

Product% of sales
Soft Drinks34%
Baked goods14%
Sports Drinks13%
Energy Drinks7%
Fruit Drinks5%
Cheese Snack2%
Tuna Snack1%



how to get a vending machine in a school?

In order to have a vending machine placed at your school, you will need to contact a vending machine supplier. Benleigh Vending Systems is a trusted Australian vending machine company that is already servicing 70 different schools across Australia.

Benleigh Vending can not only supply you with a state of the art vending machine for your school, but we also can service and refill the machine.


Why are vending machines good for schools?

vending machine for school

Vending machines are good for schools because they offer both students and teachers a huge conveneience.

Vending machines don’t require canteen staff, and can also offer a way for your school to earn commission from each sale.

More than 70 schools all over Australia are currently enjoying a Benleigh vending machine. We offer a extensive range of snacks, drinks and plenty of healthy items which meet strict school guidelines.


BV3 ModelBV5 Model
Free Vending Machine Service YesYes
Healthy OptionsYesYes
Dimensions(h) 1830mm, (w) 760mm, (d) 830mm(h) 1830mm, (w) 1035mm, (d) 830mm
Credit Card ReaderYesYes
Paywave Tap & GoYesYes
Note ReaderYesYes
Coin ReaderYesYes
FREE InstallationYesYes
FREE DeliveryYesYes
FREE RefillingYesYes
FREE SupportYesYes


What are the best vending machines for schools?

The best vending machines that are being used at schools are the BV3 and BV5 model vending machines. 


How much do school vending machines cost?

A school vending machine can cost up to $10,000. However some companies like Benleigh Vending can offer a completely free vending machine service.


What can I put inside a school vending machine?

The following items can be placed inside a school vending machine:

  • Chips
  • Chocolates
  • Juices
  • Energy drinks
  • Water
  • Coconut water
  • Kombucha
  • Cheese and Crackers
  • Tuna and Crackers
  • Cookies
  • Muesili bars
  • School supplies
  • Masks
  • Sanitary items


vending machine for school supplies

Vending machines can be used to hold and distribute school supplies. Using RFID swipe card technology, students can be assigned a swipe card which allows them to vend school books, pens and other school equipment.

We have found that schools can save a lot of money using this system as it cuts down on waste and holds students accountable for their usage.


snack and drink vending machines for schools

Snack and drink vending machines are used widely across all Australian schools, tafes and universities. Aside from your typical soft drinks, chips and chocolates, vending machines can offer schools more than ever before.

Healthy juices, kombucha, water, nuts, cheese and tuna are just some of the healthier choices available to consumers.


vending machine in your staff room

Staff rooms all across Australia enjoy snack and drink vending machines. Placing a vending machine in your school staff room can offer great conveinence to a already busy day.

Benleigh has the largest vending product range in Australia, so we are bound to have all your favourite snacks and drinks!


vending machine contracts with schools

Benleigh Vending Systems is a good option for a school vending machine as we don’t normally require contracts or lock you into any long term commitment. We provide an excellent service and we let the service speak for itself.

Benleigh can cater to any health requirements or guidelines your school may have. We do find that schools can have different health requirements, so we are always happy to discuss our options with you to ensure a good balance between standard and healthier items.