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The Best Handymen in Canberra


Need a few odds and ends repaired, moved, or installed? A good quality handyman can get the job done.

Broad service handymen are incredibly useful and can help you overcome issues around the home: think re-grouting tiles, installing a new sink, filling a hole in a plaster wall, and other small jobs.

Finding a great handyman can be a challenge. To help guide your search, we’ve consulted our readers’ feedback and have come up with a reliable list of helpful handymen in Canberra.

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What Makes a Great Handyman?

Your home – or investment property – is one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make. The last thing you want is some unqualified person poking around, performing subpar installations, and providing shortcut solutions.

When looking for the best handymen in the Canberra area, keep an eye out for the following traits.

  • Experience. The best handymen boast years of on-the-job experience. They’ve seen it all before and know exactly how to tackle tricky issues.
  • Respectful. Chances are, you’ll be inviting your chosen handyman into your home. It is essential they treat you, your property, and your belongings with the upmost respect.
  • Knowledgeable. You want a handyman that can spot bigger issues and perform thorough fixes that can minimise future damage. Household problems left over time can become dangerous, and are usually expensive to fix.
  • On time and prompt. The best handymen turn up on time, every time. Then, they get the work done on schedule. That means no waiting around so you can get back to your busy schedule.
  • Well priced. There’s no denying it – we all want a bargain. When looking for a handyman to help with your household jobs, look for someone that has priced their services fairly.
  • Qualifications. While not all handymen have qualifications, the best in the business have legitimate experience working under a number of disciplines – from plumbing and building, to gardening and beyond.

The Top 5 Canberra Handymen According to You

RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 19 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 maintain a minimum average of 4/5 stars on both Google and Facebook reviews.

Wally's Executive Home Management

Walter or better know to his customers as Wally has been provides a painting, decorating, repairs and maintenance service for 15 years. He’s popularity among his customers is due to his repeated visits for additional projects.

A website testimonial from Andrew and Melissa says: ‘We are so pleased with the final result and have enjoyed working with you and your team on this project. We will be in touch for further work in the future.

Handy Andy

Andy not only offers handyman and repairs services but property maintenance and carpentry. With years of experience as both on residential and commercial sites Andy makes sure he gives his customer the best quality work and sticks to a time frame and budget.

Google reviewer, Jarrod says; ‘This is the second time we have used Handy Andy’s services. We had him install a sound bar and floating shelves. As always, he arrived on time and did a great job. Best handyman around!

Ash's Electrical & Handyman

Ash has a simple mantra to keep him honest and busy and that is doing the small jobs that nobody wants to do! Caring about his community is also top of mind with his enthusiasm in helping out others by working hard but also being generous to those less fortunate.

Facebook reviewer Richard says: ‘I’d rate Ash 6-stars if I could. Highly recommended!


From extensions and renovations, to general property reprises and maintenance the Fix it Guys offer a huge range of services. Each member of Pete’s team specialises in an area and he’ll always try and send you the right fit for your job. But, if he’s unable to accommodate your request, Pete will find someone who can! Home improvement pages reviewer Greg says: ‘They were really professional, turned up when they said they would and really good in paying attention to detail.’

Ginger Beard Repair Service

Tait is a licenced electrical repairer and recently changed his business name to reflect his focus on appliance repairs. He does however, still have his ginger beard! His natural customer service means he reserves one time slot a day for emergency repairs.

Google reviewer Jo says: ‘Easy to use online booking system and provides reminders of appointments and text alerts about arrival time.

Have You Used a Handyman in Canberra?

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

If so, share your experience in the comments section below.

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Melissa Robbie 12:18 pm 25 Mar 19

I’ve used My Canberra Handyman to assemble some Ikea furniture. He replied immediately to my text, came promptly and did the job professionally. Very happy.

Brett Myors 5:47 pm 28 Oct 18

I would like to I personally would recommend My Canberra Handyman in Curtin. Brett had a 4.7 google reviewed handyman business up in Brisbane for six years. Just recently the new handyman service has started to kick off here in Canberra . His website can be found at

Broad Spectrum Maintenance 9:28 pm 18 Jun 17

Broad Spectrum Maintenance’s primary goal and purpose is to handle a broad range of maintenance and property improvement projects, covering a wide range of trades and services.

Broad Spectrum Maintenance 4:33 pm 14 May 17

Check out our website or give us a call.
We are a Canberra based property maintenance and handyman buisness and we are able to do most small to midsized construction work.

Kind Regards

Anne33 11:45 am 22 Feb 15

I recommend Dan’s Handyman Maintenance and Repairs in Belconnen. Dan installed my kitchen, and hung some doors for me. I have used him a few times and am always happy with the result. He does a range of home and garden maintenance jobs and offers free quotes. His number is 0481106552 or email

jamielcooke 2:20 pm 10 Aug 14

Would highly recommend Super Handyman Services for anyone who needs handyman work done in Canberra. They did an excellent job preparing our house in Spence for sale. They updated the bathroom showers, toilets and vanities, re-grouted tiles, pulled carpets, arranged for bamboo flooring to be installed throughout, replaced doorknobs and cabinet knobs, put in a new mailbox, installed our new oven, cooktop and range (including building a custom frame for the oven), and replaced our light fittings. Great choice for anyone who has a range of things that need to be done around the house and wants one team that can do it all. We are extremely pleased with their work!

zowieben 7:27 pm 04 Dec 13

I used Rob 0413285056 for 2 small jobs, 1 electrical and 1 plumbing. Highly recommended.

poisonivy 11:32 am 04 Aug 13

PrinceOfAles said :

Grey army?

Exactly. You’d think there would be a huge opportunity here for someone enterprising to corral the skills of this demographic. Simple things like changing a washer or tiling don’t need a specialist, just someone with the right tools.

PrinceOfAles 9:34 pm 31 Jul 13

Grey army?

poisonivy 3:37 pm 31 Jul 13

Thanks for those suggestions – will give them a go.

JazzyJess 11:50 am 31 Jul 13

I used Kenro earlier in the year and was happy with the price and service

PM 10:11 am 31 Jul 13

I had prompt and affordable service from Super Handyman Services. Based in Florey. Mobile is 0409 720 135

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