Ute Canopies

Highest quality materials that are UV resistant and don’t shrink over time.

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We use experienced fabricators that custom build frames to fit the contours and shape of your car perfectly.

Have you seen those loose fitting canopies that flap in the wind and are covered in creases?

Well, you can rest assured that this will NOT happen to you when you invest in one of our products; we take the utmost in our work to make sure that your satisfaction is guaranteed.

Don’t have your Brand new car look dated with a poor quality canopy that looks like it came over on the first fleet. Or perhaps you’re looking at sprucing up your beloved ole girl, Contact us for competitive pricing. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, or want something heavily customized please, give us a call.

Locking Cage Canopies

We can fabricate a locking cage canopy for your ute tray that follows the profile of your tray for a superior look and fit. We remove your tray sides to maximise access giving you a nice large door on both sides and rear. Locking cages are structurally very strong and allow for peace of mind with heaving loads when accompanied with one of your custom built racks. The benefit of locking cage and cover canopies when compared to solid box canopies is first the massive different in weight (average cage is 60 – 80kg) and secondly the ability to roll the canvas sides up to allow for ventilation. Being able to let the heat out in summer is a massive bonus for your dog! This also means your fridge wont have to work as hard to cool. To build your cage canopy we need your ute for 5 days. We book cage canopies Mon – Fri with pick up Friday afternoon. Drop off 7am Mon.

Three-door locking cage canopy and cover prices from:
Dual cab tray back $5350+gst / Space cab tray back $5400+gst / Single cab tray back $5500+gst / Dual cab well body $5250+gst
Clip on seamless fixing (instead of bungee loops) $250+gst
Flyscreens $150+gst each, Extra Zip $50+gst each
Clear windows $50+gst each
Pressure vents $85+gst
Simple Rack from $600+gst, Tradies Rack from $1250+gst
Mesh floor on tradies rack $200+gst, Single cab $300+gst
Extra doors $850+gst each

Tub Rack Canopies

The popularity of tub racks has boomed in recent years. WAU can custom tailor a great looking canopy for most of the off the shelf tub racks available. The most common tent rack we cover is the PPD Ozroo rack and the Kings tent rack. We can also custom make an aluminium tent frame for you. Advantages of having us build your frame is the aluminium frame is far lighter than the steel tub racks and they can be built to suit the shapes of your tub.

Bungee loop Tub rack frame and cover from $2150+gst
Clip on tub rack frame and cover from $2400+gst
Half-height covers only with bungee loops $950+gst
Half-height covers only with clip-on $1200+gst

Extra zip $50+gst
Flyscreens $200+gst per side
Remove/refit tent $100+gst


WAU can custom make you a tonneau to suit your needs. Custom making a tonneau can be made with the seamless clip on style or the traditional elastic loop style. Having a cusom tonneau made means it can be made around bar work or tent racks that have been added to the vehicle.

Tonneau’s start at $900+gst

Well Body Ute Canopies

WAU is well known for its great looking, light weight ute canopies. Our experienced fabricators make an aluminium frame to suit your car with having it tie into the shape of your cab to achieve the best possible look. We then custom make a cover to suit. If you plan on mounting anything to the roof of the canopy you’ll need to look into getting a roof rack. All our frames are built to have the option to add one of our custom roof racks. To build your canopy, we require your car for a 3-day booking.

Dual cab well body frame and cover $2150+gst
Clip on seamless fixing (instead of bungee loops) $250+gst
Flyscreens $250+gst x 1, $400+gst x 2, $600+gst x 3
Clear windows $50+gst each
Removable tailgate camper from $520+gst
Simple Rack from $600+gst
Tradies Rack from $1250+gst
Mesh floor on tradies rack $200+gst

Tray-Back Ute Canopies

Our Standard Ute Canopy is a WA favourite. Its becoming hard to spot a canopy on WA roads without it having our recognisable logo. We custom build all of our frames to match the profile of your tray with a precision-made lightweight aluminium frame. We then custom make a cover to your required specifications. The standard frame and cover has 6 zips to make a roll up door on each side and the rear. The centre bar of the frame is put through a roller to give pitch to the roof to allow water to run off without making the canopy look like a Teepee. If you plan to mount things on top of the canopy you’ll need to look into getting a roof rack. To build your canopy we require your car for a 3 day booking.

Tray-back frame and covers.
-Dual cab $2250+gst
-Extra cab $2350+gst
-Single cab $2450+gst
Clip on seamless fixing (instead of bungee loops) $250+gst Dual Cab / $300+gst Single Cab
Flyscreens $250+gst x 1, $400+gst x 2, $600+gst x 3
Clear windows $50+gst each
Pressure vents $85+gst
Simple Rack from $600+gst
Tradies Rack from $1250+gst
Mesh floor on tradies rack $200+gst, Single cab $300+gst

Solid Rear Cage

Our solid rear canopies are for those wanting to mount spare wheels or jerry cans to the rear of the canopy. With this style of the locking cage canopy, we have two side doors with a heavily re-inforced rear that finishes 150mm short of the rear of the tray to support the tyres.

Solid rear cage and canopy cover prices
Dual cab tray back $5850+gst
Extra cab tray back $5900+gst
Single cab tray back $6000+gst
Wheel holder brackets $250+gst per side
Flyscreens $150+gst per door
Clip on fit (instead of bungee loops) $250+gst
Pressure vents $85+gst
Extra doors $850+gst
Extra zips $50+gst per zip

Optional Extras

Fly Screens – Turn your tray into a home on wheels with flyscreen’s to keep the creepy crawlies out, and the cool air in.

Clear PVC windows – Great for allowing vision with your canopy. Although we like to let out customers know that the windows are likely to go cloudy over time. The will not last as long as the rest of the canopy will. We can put windows where ever you require, including the roof for star-gazing.

Extra Zips – Standard canopies come with 6 zips, allowing for a door on each side and the rear. However if you would like to add an extra door way for ease of access to your fridge, tool box or even for your pooch to poke his head out of, we can do that for you.

Rear Window Privacy Cover – Often when we do the Rear Window Privacy Cover we use heavy duty insect resistant Mesh with a Zip down cover, for privacy and shelter.

Clip on covers – Enquire to see if your ute qualifies for the clip on track instead of the Bungees.

Aluminium roof racks/Full-length aluminium tradies roof rack – Having a custom-made heavy duty Roof rack added to your canopy is like the cherry on top for a fully functioning ute canopy. They not only make your job easier when it comes to carrying long work materials and camping goods, but they also improve the look of your vehicle professionally.

We build roof racks to suit any budget. Starting from simple front and rear bars good for carrying lengths, surf boards and roof top tents, moving up to fully customised tradesmen racks, and heavy duty boat racks.

Pressurizing vents – added to pressurize the canopy to stop dust ingress. Positive pressure stops dust from being able to enter in through gaps of the tray.

Customised ute tray headboards – When building your canopy frame, We start by copying the head board profile of your tray. If your trays headboard has an unsightly shape, we can design a new head board to follow the profile of your vehicle cab to ensure the best looking canopy possible.

Canopy Material

We have chosen to steer our canopies away from using Canvas for a few reasons. Firstly canvas isn’t 100% waterproof after time, the colour will fade and most importantly it will shrink. The shrinkage results in zips wearing prematurely, elastic loops being over stretched and not reaching their mark. Canvas is prone to growing mould and mildew and becoming a health hazard.

Due to these contributing factors, WAU will only make canopies using Aquatica Marine Hooding, partnered with Pascal Premium Marine Grade Zip, and Sewn together with American Made Sun Stop North Wick Marine Grade Thread. Using these components, we can ensure a long lasting canopy for every customer.

Aquatica’s advanced marine construction based on superior chemistry and technology is specifically designed to meet the harsh and demanding conditions of marine environments. The fabric possesses many exceptional benefits including tear, tensile and bond strength, UV and abrasion resistance, as well as higher resistance to mould and mildew. It is easy to clean, reducing the impact of bird dropping and other substances that soil and discolour inferior fabrics and also protects against rain, salt spray, heat and harsh solar rays. The superior features of Aquatica reduce maintenance costs and assure value preservation of any canopy. This is all backed by a genuine 3 year fabric warranty.

Features & Benefits

  • Permashield surface protection
  • Bio-Pruf mould and mildew protection
  • Waterproof
  • UV stabilised
  • High resistance to soiling
  • Colour Fast
  • Abrasion resistant
  • Excellent strength to weight ratio
  • Supported by the Nolan.UDA warranty of 3yrs
Aluminium Frames

Our frames are made by highly experienced aluminium fabricators. No two frames are the same, each frame is custom built to the contours and shape of your vehicle, this ensures a perfect fit and a great looking canopy.

Ute Canopy Repairs and Alterations

Whether we have made the original canopy or not, we can repair tears, replace zips or modify your canvas canopy to give it a new lease on life. Feel free to pay us a visit or send us an email us via the contact page with photos for a quote.

Auto Electrical Fit Outs

Have WAU organise your electrical fit out whilst your canopy is being built in our factory. Including Dual Battery set ups, Canopy lighting, central locking on locking cage canopies and all other automotive electrical needs. We can install a head board made out of Ply wood and Marine carpet for you to attach your electrical components to.

Trailer Canopy

From a simple tonneau to a full cover and frame work, we have a solution for all needs and budgets t make your trailer as useful as possible.


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