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.

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.

Alex's Gardening and Handyman Services

A keen eye for gardening and a handyman service to boot, Alex is enthusiastic about delivering a quality service in a timely manner and at a good price. Quick to respond to queries and happy to offer suggestions for your garden.

Facebook reviewer John says: ‘Great work by the boys today, will definitely be getting them again!!

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.

Dan's Handyman Maintenance and Repairs

Floor installation, bathroom accessories, wall mounting TV’s or appliances Dan offers a friendly free quote service for anyone in Canberra and the surrounding suburbs.

Google reviewer Anne Marie says: ‘Dan recently installed a kitchen for me, came in on time and under budget and looks fantastic. He is a real find and I would thoroughly recommend him.

JPJ Cummins Handyman Services

Joey loves a piece of timber as much as he loves his happy clients! Coming up with new project ideas and sharing his knowledge and experience is all part of the job. Great value for money from this family based business.

Facebook reviewer Ange says: ‘Joey covers all areas of Canberra and is the friendliest Handyman you’ll ever come across.

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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12 Responses to The Best Handymen in Canberra
Melissa Robbie 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 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 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 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 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 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 zowieben 7:27 pm 04 Dec 13

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

poisonivy 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 PrinceOfAles 9:34 pm 31 Jul 13

Grey army?

poisonivy poisonivy 3:37 pm 31 Jul 13

Thanks for those suggestions – will give them a go.

JazzyJess JazzyJess 11:50 am 31 Jul 13

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

PM 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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