About Us

Alcatraz Mini Excavator Hire Pty. Ltd. is a family owned and operated business servicing the Sunshine Coast and rural areas. We own and skillfully operate a 3 tonne Excavator on rubber tracks, complete with dozer blade and a range of buckets and attachments. A powerful compact machine with zero overhang... ideal for tight environments. We have been operating since 2006.

The owner/operator Ian, has been in the Construction Industry since 1992, starting off in Brisbane and then moving to the Sunshine Coast in 2000. At the end of 2005, he purchased a 3ton excavator and has been servicing the Building Trade and general public on the Sunshine Coast ever since.

I arrive on site clean and tidy and ready for work. My equipment is well looked after which reflects the professionalism I have towards my job. I am punctual and turn up on time, if there's a problem I always phone. All client's are treated with respect and politeness, the same way I would like to be treated.

Each job that I receive is a privilege and is not taken for granted. So at the end of the job, it's important to me to have completed quality work to my highest standard and that the client is happy and satisfied.

Our company offers competitive pricing for all excavation and earthworks.

Service Areas

Located at Tinbeerwah (half way between Tewantin & Cooroy), our local service area is the Sunshine Coast and the surrounding hinterland. However, our operator and equipment are able to travel further afield at the clients expense.


Our operator is covered by Public Liability Insurance and possesses a QLD General Construction Induction Card, Work Method Statement, O.H.C Certificate. Our company is also registered with Dial-Before-you-Dig.

Your safety and safe work practices are important to us, as such ongoing professional development and OH&S is an integral part of our business.


Does your operator offer Wet Hire ?

If you wish to hire your own small machine (1.5ton Excavator) from a Hire Company. Our operator, Ian is happy to offer his services and experience to operate the machine at a negotiated hourly rate.

I have a small job, do you have a minimum charge ?

Yes, we have a minimum charge of 2 hrs machine hire, plus travel time.

Do you do quotes ?

Yes, we can come out at an arranged time or If it's any easier, you can email us with some photos. We'll have a look at the job and give you an estimate of the costs. If our machine is not suitable to do the work we can advise you on the right machine.

Do you have a combo ?

No, we have an excavator with a full range of buckets. However, we do have local Bobcat operators who we can recommend and can work in-conjunction with on-site.

Can you do a Dial Before you Dig on my address ?

Yes, we are registered with Dial Before you Did and can request plans showing the relevant assets within your area.

Can you organise to get Underground Services located before excavating ?

Yes, we can organise an Asset Locator to come out and survey the site. He is a National Accredited Plant Locator and Accredited by Telstra (his fees apply). This procedure is done, before any earthworks, to reduce the risk of damaging the underground assets that can be very costly to repair not to mention the inconvenience and stress.

What are your payment methods ?

All new customers are COD. Customers with accounts are 7 days nett. Payments can be made either by EFT, Direct Debit, Cash or Cheque.

If you have any further questions or queries, please don't hesitate to give us a call or email us today!