The best excavation companies in Canberra

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The best excavation companies in Canberra

When it comes to construction, landscaping, or any project requiring excavation services in Canberra, finding the right excavation company is paramount.

A reputable excavation company not only possesses the necessary equipment for the job but also emphasizes communication and collaboration to ensure your specific project requirements are met efficiently, enhancing the overall quality and success of your construction or landscaping venture.

In this article, we’ll explore the key qualities to consider when choosing an excavation company and highlight the best options available in the nation’s capital.

What makes a great excavation company?

Selecting the right excavation company involves considering specific qualities crucial for efficient and reliable excavation services. Here are key traits to look for:

  • Experience. A top excavation company should have a proven track record across a variety of excavation projects. Whether it’s residential, commercial or civil projects, experience is key.
  • Modern equipment. The best excavation companies invest in modern, well-maintained equipment. State-of-the-art machinery ensures efficiency, safety and precision in excavation work.
  • Licensed and insured. Ensure your chosen company holds all the necessary licenses and insurance. This not only speaks to their professionalism but also ensures compliance with safety and regulatory standards.
  • Positive client reviews. Reviews and testimonials from previous clients provide insights into a company’s reliability, professionalism, and the quality of their work.
  • Efficient service. Timeliness is crucial in construction projects. A top excavation company completes work within agreed upon timelines without compromising on quality.

The top excavation companies in Canberra

Riotact’s editorial team has combed through 20 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on Riotact and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.

Super Struct

A triple threat in hydraulics, concrete and civil works, Super Struct has maintained a solid reputation with clients across Canberra since 2014.

The company has a dedicated arm to cover site cut, cut and fill, and commercial excavation alonside construction management and soil removal.

Super Struct says online, "Established in 2014, we are a friendly bunch of construction contractors, project managers and plumbing experts who endeavour to help businesses accomplish their projects faster."


Tigertrax Pty Ltd is a locally owned and operated excavation business run by contractor Damien Lynch. Damien has more than 20 years of experience in the industry and services all of Canberra with a small, highly skilled team behind him.

Offering expert site preparation and underground construction, Tigertrax have attracted plenty of positive reviews like this one from Ben Crossingham:

"Tigertrax are a fantastic company to deal with. They are highly professional and reliable. High quality workmanship on every job."

CMC Excavations

With a 20 year history servicing Canberran construction sites, CMC Excavation has experience to boot and the right equipment to back it up.

Led by owner Craig, the team takes a tailored approach to every project, whether standard earthmoving or residential, rural or commercial excavation.

"Craig was a pleasure to deal with. He not only did a fantastic job clearing the area but offered some great advice to get a better long term result," Regs Markwick said online.

CBR Landscaping & Excavation

One of the most highly recommended businesses of its kind in the region, CBR Landscaping & Excavation are experts in retaining walls, trenching, excavation and more.

Owner Danny is a licensed builder with two decades of local experience and a modern excavator, Kanga loader and tipper truck. He proudly leads his team to deliver the highest quality work for residential clients throughout the ACT and surrounds.

"Dan’s work is impeccable, great care taken and the finished result is amazing," Nikki White says online.

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Your experience with excavation companies in Canberra

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback. If you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Do you have experience with any of the Canberra excavation companies listed above? If so, share your feedback in the comments below.

Frequently Asked Questions

What factors should I consider when choosing an excavation company in Canberra?

Key considerations include experience and expertise, modern equipment, licensing and insurance, positive client reviews, and timely and efficient service.

Why is experience important when choosing an excavation company?

Experience indicates a company's ability to handle various excavation projects and navigate potential challenges efficiently.

How can I ensure the excavation company has modern equipment?

Research the company's equipment fleet, inquire about the age and maintenance of their machinery, and ensure they use modern, well-maintained equipment.

Why is licensing and insurance important for an excavation company?

Licensing ensures the company operates legally, while insurance protects both the client and the company in case of accidents or damages during excavation work.

What types of projects do excavation companies in Canberra typically handle?

Excavation companies in Canberra handle a range of projects, including residential excavations, commercial site preparation, trenching, grading, and earthmoving for various construction and landscaping needs.

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