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Sidepost Classic Umbrella - Australian Made

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For years, the Sidepost Classic has been one of our most popular cantilever umbrellas. Proudly Australian made using the highest quality fabric and fittings, this is the umbrella for those looking for a large, high-quality sunshade that will look great and last for years.


Umbrellas, Cantilever Umbrellas, Backyard Umbrellas


The Sidepost Classic is one of our favourite umbrellas and without a doubt has earned the title of Classic. The design has remained virtually unchanged for over 20 years proving just what a reliable and well made Australian umbrella it is. Having been an umbrella specialist for over 15 years we have found 'simple is best' and there really is nothing much that can go wrong with this umbrella. 

Each umbrella is made to order allowing you to select your perfect combination of frame colour, fabric colour and installation method. Typically it takes 3-4 weeks from the time you order until the time your umbrella is ready. A very strong Aluminum pole supports the structure and completely colour fast 100% outdoor Acrylic canvas (made in France) is used for the canopy. All the fittings are stainless steel.

Opening and closing are achieved with a double rope and pulley system. Once opened the rope is laced off on a rope cleat attached to the central mast. A rotation handle allows the umbrella to be easily turned to the desired location.  Once in the desired location, the umbrella can be locked in position with an allen key. The umbrella itself rotates 360° Degrees but does not tilt. When the umbrella is collapsed the canopy folds down and hangs in a central position. The canopy can easily be removed for storage. 


The Sidepost Classic is operated by a double rope and pulley system. This makes it very simple to operate, even a small child can safely open and close this umbrella. 360 degree rotation means you can cast the shade when and where you need it most.

The fabric canopy is Acrylic which blocks 99% of UV radiation as well as being almost completely waterproof.

  • Powdercoated Aluminium frame
  • Hard wearing 100% Outdoor Acrylic Canvas Canopy
  • Reliable double rope and pulley mechanism
  • Easy DIY installation
  • Stainless steel fittings
  • 360 Degree Rotation
  • Easy removal of the entire canopy

Made to order allowing customised options such as post height and base options - call us to discuss

Sidepost Classic Features Infographic


The Sidepost Classic is available in square or octagonal in a total of seven sizes.

2.5m x 2.5m 6.25 sq.m 3.0m 5.95 sq.m
2.8m x 2.8m 7.84 sq.m 3.5m 8.73 sq.m
3.0m x 3.0m 9.0 sq.m 4.0m 11.55 sq.m
    4.3m 13.12 sq.m

TIP:  Go to the Brochures Tab and print the measurements for each umbrella to find the best size for your area.

How to measure

To choose the correct size for you, measure your area as follows. A key measurement is what we call "swing clearance". In the diagram below it is shown as 4090mm. It is the measurement that tells how far the umbrella will reach in any given direction. To take this measurement is quite simple; one person stands where the pole will go, and the other person holds a tape measure and walks in a circle using this measurement. Doing this will help you select ideal sized umbrella for your area. 

Side post classic Diagram


Each umbrella is made to your exact specifications so you should anticipate a lead-time of around 4-6 weeks from placement of order until delivery depending on the time of year. Note: It is less in winter and longer in summer. 


Each canopy is individually hand-made from 100% outdoor acrylic canvas. This fabric is extremely hard wearing and completely fade resistant with a 5 Year Warranty pro-rata against UV degradation. The fabric is highly water resistant making it suitable for rain as well as sun protection. It also offers a full UPF block equivalent to stopping 99% of UV Rays.  Standard colours are shown below - call us for additional options.



Marine Blue Navy Sapphire Calico Bark
Brown Tweed Nutmeg Espresso Burgundy Heritage Green
Light Grey Grey Charcoal Black  Yellow
Cafe & Courtyard Acrylic Colour White Cafe & Courtyard Acrylic Colour Beige    
White Beige Red    


Can’t decide on a colour online? No problem, just give us a call and we’ll post a fabric sample booklet in the mail so you can see the exact colour. We can also do multi coloured canopies.

*Please note: Colours may vary slightly between screens and the actual product.


Sidepost Classic Umbrellas are made to order allowing you to select the colour which best suits your décor.  Choose from our standard powdercoated colour range or click on the Expanded range for even more colour options.

Cafe & Courtyard Frame Colour White Cafe & Courtyard Frame Colour White Birch Cafe & Courtyard Frame Colour Primrose Cafe & Courtyard Frame Colour Stone Biege Cafe & Courtyard Acrylic Colour Silver
White White Birch Primrose Stone Beige Silver
Cafe & Courtyard Frame Colour Claret Cafe & Courtyard Frame Colour Navy Cafe & Courtyard Frame Colour Dark Green Cafe & Courtyard Frame Colour Charcoal Cafe & Courtyard Acrylic Colour Black
Claret Navy Dark Green Charcoal Black


The Sidepost Classic is very easy for a DIY person to install. Essentially it comes in 3 pieces, the main pole, the boom (overhead pole), and the canopy. All three pieces are easily bolted together.

Due to its size and weight, this umbrella is not suitable to be installed on a movable base. It either must be bolted down or an in-ground socket must be concreted into the ground onto which the umbrella can be bolted. The bolt down option requires a min 100mm thick reinforced concrete slab. Alternatively, the umbrella can be bolted to a suitably strong timber deck.

Detailed instructions are provided under the Brochures Tab for installing the umbrella and a video showing how the umbrella goes together is under the Video Tab.  


The Sidepost Classic really is a no fuss umbrella that once installed will look great and serve for many years to come. It is easy to install, requires very little maintenance, and fits into the most elegant of homes as well as being suitable for installation in some commercial situations. If you’re looking for a reliable, premium quality Australian-made umbrella then join the 1000's of customers who have chosen the Sidepost Classic. 

You’ll find additional information about this product by using the Tabs at the top of the page. Of course, you’re always welcome to call us during normal business hours on Free-call 1800 155 233.

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There is a 4-6 week lead time on this product. This lead time may vary depending on the time of year.

We ship this product Australia wide with reliable couriers such as TNT. 

Once we dispatch an order, we will email you the tracking number.  This allows you to track your delivery so you know when it is going to be delivered.

We do our best to ensure your order is packaged securely and arrives safely.

PLEASE NOTE: This item cannot be shipped to a PO Box or Parcel Locker.
We recommend an address that has a safe spot to leave the item or there will be someone there to sign for the delivery.

This product comes with a 2 year workmanship warranty on the frame and a 5 Year fade resistant warranty on the fabric.

Shade Australia is proud to extend on behalf of the manufacturer a full 2 Year Frame and Fabric Warranty on this umbrella.

Warranty covers the umbrella for use in normal conditions. The warranty does not cover damage caused by wind, or misuse. Should a warranty claim be made it is the responsibility of the customer to get the umbrella back to us or a repair depot which we designate. The condition of the umbrella will be assessed and if it is a legitimate warranty claim, we will carry out the repairs at our cost and return the umbrella to you at our cost.

If I order this umbrella how long will it take to get to me?

Each umbrella is made to order.  That means, you choose the frame colour, fabric colour, base option (in-ground or bolt-down) and other options and then we get to work to make your umbrella. This usually takes between 3-4 weeks, a bit shorter in winter, a bit longer in summer.  If you have a deadline give us a call and we will see what we can do. 

Can I install this umbrella myself?

It’s a relatively straight forward job to install a Sidepost Classic. We’ve made a video to show you how to do it. 

If you’re planning to install the base into a lawn or garden area, you’ll need to dig a hole an concrete the in-ground socket in. We are happy to ship this our ahead so that you can get this part done and when the umbrella arrives it’s ready to stand.

If you’re bolting to a concrete slab, you’ll need a masonary drill and 4 anchor bolts.  We can supply these with the umbrella (we recommend Hilti Anchor bolts for their ease of use and strength). The slab must be at least 100mm thick and reinforced.

If all this sounds too hard we have installers in the capital cities or we can help you organise a local handy man to get the job done.

Do I need any other bits and pieces to install it?

Yes. If you’re bolting down to a concrete slab, we recommend you purchase some anchor bolts from us when you purchase your umbrella.

If your installing into the ground you’ll need to purchase the concrete. Typically you’ll need 6 x 20 kg bags of ready-mix concrete (We do not recommend the use of rapid-set concrete).

I can’t decide on the best colour, can you send me a Fabric Sample booklet in the mail?

Of course, just give us a call or email us here to request one. 

Can I leave this umbrella up all the time?

This umbrella is designed to be collapsed in breezy conditions.

Although it is a strong umbrella and will tolerant some wind it is always a good policy to fold it away when not in use.

Is this umbrella Wind Rated?

This umbrella is not Wind Rated, however, if you exercise a little common sense in relation to the wind it will perform very well.

Note, although not wind rated we have found this umbrella is a very popular choice in cyclone zones because it can very easily be 'uninstalled' and put away in the event of a cyclone warning. The canopy part of the umbrella fits onto the frame with a bayonet fitting so to remove the umbrella you just close it, lift and twist the canopy 180 degrees and it drops out of the boom. Then unbolt the boom from the upright post. 

What accessories do you recommend I purchase with this umbrella?

If you really want to give your new umbrella the best possible protection you might consider purchasing a Protection Cover. Normal cantilever umbrella protection covers will not fit the Sidepost Classic so call us to discuss the custom option available. 

I still have more questions can I give you a call?

Sure, we love answering our customers questions.  Just call us on 1800 155 233 during normal business hours and we’ll answer any question you have. 


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