About Us

About Us


Hall Contracting is Australia’s largest privately-owned dredging, civil and marine construction company with offices in South East Asia, the Pacific Islands and Australia.

Our difference is the diversity of work we can undertake. Whether it is dredging ports and harbours, undertaking civil infrastructure projects, creating masterplanned communities or specialised projects such as weirs and seawalls in sensitive environments, Hall has more than 65 years of experience in achieving outstanding results for clients.

Driven by a strong commitment to providing every client with a world-class experience, Hall has the systems and procedures in place to get the job done. We always deliver on what we say we are going to do, and we pride ourselves on delivering a worry-free experience that allows clients to focus on the day-to-day running of their business.

Where we work

Since our inception in 1946, we have undertaken a large number of projects across Australia, Asia and the Pacific. We have a proven track record of delivering projects on time and within budget for medium to large-scale clients such as port authorities, local, state and national governments, gas and mining companies.

We operate an advanced dredging fleet and ancillary equipment, with dredges currently located across the Pacific Islands, Australia and South East Asia. We also operate a large fleet of earthmoving equipment fitted with the latest GPS control technology and we move this across projects throughout Queensland.

Australia & South East Asia
Learn more about our diverse portfolio of projects.

To find out more about our operations in the Pacific Islands, please visit the Hall Pacific website: hallpacific.com.fj


Hall Contracting started as a one-man operation in 1946 when Les Hall commenced supplying sand and gravel on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. For a man who was raised in poverty, crippled with polio and had a limited education, starting his own business with an old surplus army truck he had purchased, was a big deal.

Determined to provide for his wife, Mary Hall and young family, Les drew strength from the belief his mother had in him to succeed at whatever he put his mind and heart towards. Not only was he a man of integrity but also ingenuity, and in the late 1950’s, he designed and built his first dredge which was the start of much bigger things to come.

Les’ oldest son Brian joined the business in the 1960’s followed shortly after by Peter in the early 1970’s where in addition to dredging they became specialists in ready mix concrete. Following the sale of the concrete business in the late 1980’s, the family turned their focus towards the expansion of their civil construction and contract dredging services.

Les’ grandson, Cameron Hall, joined the business in 2005 following several years working throughout Australia and overseas as a civil engineer and he is now the Managing Director of Hall Contracting.

Les was immensely proud of what he had achieved in his life. He loved his family and was proud to see what he had started be passed along into the next generations. Today, Brian, Peter and Cameron, along with their 180 committed staff, continue the journey that Les started all those years ago with the same integrity and ingenuity at Hall Contracting.



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