Seamless Collaboration for Efficient Operations
22 November 2023
MacKellar Group is renowned for delivering comprehensive services to its mining clients. One notable and successful collaboration for MacKellar is with Middlemount Coal, a partnership that has thrived over the years.
MacKellar Launches Dry Hire Online
27 October 2023
Having access to reliable and high-quality mining equipment is crucial. MacKellar understands this and provides an extensive range of dry plant and equipment for hire. With our new Dry Hire online platform, hiring excavators, trucks and dozers has never been easier.
Unleash Your Potential
12 October 2023
When it comes to powering the construction of major mining and civil projects across Australia, one name stands out: MacKellar Group. As the country's leading provider of heavy earthmoving equipment, MacKellar has been a driving force in shaping Australia's infrastructure landscape. But it's not just the impressive projects that make MacKellar a great place to work.
First R 9600 with Liebherr Engines
7 September 2023
Our colleagues at Liebherr-Australia have handed over the first R 9600 in the world to be fitted with Liebherr’s D9812 engine to our team at Coronado Curragh. Assembling this impressive machine was a team effort, with two Liebherr cranes getting in on the action - an LTR 1220 telescopic crawler crane and an LR 1280 crawler crane.
55 Years of Growth for MacKellar
22 August 2023
With such a rich history here at MacKellar, it's pretty fascinating to see how much we’ve grown and transformed as a business over the years.
Supporting Local Teams in Our Community
3 August 2023
At MacKellar, we believe in the immense power of sports to transform lives and bring communities together! Sports clubs like the Wanderers Football Club provide a platform for people of all ages to come together, learn valuable life skills and develop their passion for the game.
Enhancing Safety and Efficiency
27 July 2023
By adopting the innovative solutions offered by Safe-Gauge, MacKellar Group is making strong progress towards Elimination of Live Work, while simultaneously streamlining measurement processes and maintenance record-keeping for efficiency.
The WTC Machinery 400 Tonne Track Press has arrived
20 July 2023
Introducing our brand-new addition to the team, the cutting-edge WTC Machinery 400 Tonne Track Press. A powerful hydraulic tool used to press and remove pins, bushings, and other undercarriage components from heavy-duty equipment such as excavators, bulldozers, and track loaders.
Welcome Tony Johnstone, Executive General Manager
2 June 2023
MacKellar Group welcomes Tony Johnstone to the team in the role of Executive General Manager – a seasoned professional who brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience, and a true passion for the mining sector.
The HCS-60-L Cylinder Bench is here!
1 June 2023
We're thrilled to unveil the game-changing HCS-60-L Cylinder Bench, setting a new standard for hydraulic cylinder servicing in the MacKellar Nambour workshop.
Celebrating a Huge Milestone
3 May 2023
Over the course of nearly three decades, Col has been an integral part of the MacKellar Group team and a hero of our company values. Safety, reliability and a willingness to go above and beyond are just some of the characteristic of this passionate and enthusiastic truck driver that so many look up to.
Passionate about identifying young talent
22 February 2023
Providing opportunities for young people to achieve their dreams is something we're very proud of both within the business and also within our local sporting community.
Welcome Lindsay Olsson, New Head of People and Culture
31 January 2023
MacKellar Group's new Head of People and Culture, joined the team in January. With a Master of Industrial Relations and a Master of Business Administration, Lindsay brings over 30 years of experience in senior Human Resource roles within the transport, construction and resources sector.
Russell Thorne celebrates 25 years with MacKellar
2 September 2022
Russell is a Supervisor at MacKellar’s Boonal site and one of our long-term employees who is soon to tick over his 25th year with MacKellar Group! We are proud that MacKellar can offer our employees a pathway to progress from entry level roles into supervisory and management roles.
2023 Apprentice Intake Opens June 1st
26 May 2022
Applications are now open for next year's 2023 Apprentice Intake. Recruitment takes place once a year for Apprenticeships which commence in the following year. Good luck to all!
MacKellar partners with Western Plant Hire
29 April 2022
In 2021 we announced the acquisition of Western Australian plant hire and maintenance business Western Plant Hire (WPH). This partnership supports WPH's growth and increased capability, and also allows MacKellar to continue to expand into new territories with workshop and support services South of Perth and in remote Western Australia (WA).
Happy 88th Birthday Alastair!
31 March 2022
Happy 88th Birthday to the man that started it all! MacKellar is now Australia’s largest privately owned mining equipment and services provider and was started from the ground up, when Alastair began his apprenticeship at the age of 17.
Harri Jones’ Race to The Top
29 March 2022
In just a few short years, 22-year-old Harri Jones has gone from a promising young motorsport talent to becoming now one of Australia’s most exciting Racing Drivers.
Happy International Women’s Day
8 March 2022
Meet some of the women that make up our MacKellar family! While we operate in a traditionally male dominated industry, the opportunities for women have continued to grow across the sector in a variety of different roles from haul truck drivers to engineers.
Western Plant Hire announces partnership with the MacKellar Group
4 February 2022
Western Plant Hire is proud to announce a new strategic partnership with the MacKellar Group, Australia’s largest privately owned heavy earthmoving equipment and services provider.
Working at MacKellar
8 October 2021
We’re currently recruiting for roles across regional Queensland as part of our five year partnership with Bravus Mining and Resources.
Our five year partnership with Bravus Mining and Resources
1 October 2021
Over the next five years on-site we’ll have the engineers, surveyors, operators and maintenance crews and we’re looking forward to seeing all the opportunities that this will create for Queenslanders.
Meet Kaleb an apprentice Diesel Fitter at our Nambour Workshop
21 July 2021
Kaleb is an apprentice Diesel Fitter at our Nambour Rebuild Centre and one of over 40 apprentices engaged across our operations over the previous 2 years.
Harri Jones gears up for his next challenge
23 April 2021
Harri is the #12 Helimods Porsche GT3 driver competing in the Porsche Carrera Cup, the premier one-make championship in Australia with drivers racing in identical Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (991 Gen II) race cars.
New Allshelter engineered mobile workshop completed by MacKellar
9 April 2021
We recently finished construction of a brand new Allshelter engineered mobile workshop at a greenfields mine site in remote Queensland.
You've got our support Alex Martin-Wallace
23 March 2021
Over the past three years we’ve been proudly supporting the Australian Cycling Academy and their athletes including Alex on their professional racing journey.
We’re expanding and relocating to a new site in Nambour
11 March 2021
As we continue to grow and expand into new territories it was only fitting that we look to secure a new property to support our overall vision for the future.
MacKellar Apprenticeship Program
25 December 2020
MacKellar's HR team has developed our own Apprenticeship Program, focused on creating a point of difference for our apprentices and our business.
Safety and Zero Harm are our priority
3 December 2020
A safe and healthy workplace is our number one goal at MacKellar, and we work tirelessly to meet and exceed best practice in safety and maintenance.
25 November 2020
As a family-owned business, one of MacKellar's pillars is to be engaged in the communities we operate in. This is just one of the ways we choose to support our staff and their families.
Introducing Dave Overall
9 November 2020
Dave Overall is the new Chairman at MacKellar and brings with him a great deal of industry experience in resources and infrastructure construction, project development, operations and investment management
Creating career opportunities
29 October 2020
In October, MacKellar took part in a specialised Careers Expo in Rockhampton, aimed at offering school leavers, job seekers and career changers the opportunity to connect with major contractors in the Rockhampton Region.
The MacKellar Group vision
27 October 2020
One of the objectives of our recent rebranding project was to set a new vision for the company, as we continue to grow and expand into new territories.
MacKellar diversifies Liebherr fleet
14 September 2020
MacKellar recently won a bid for a two-year contract to supply and commission five new Liebherr T 264 electric drive mining trucks.