Our Long Established History in the Earthmoving Industry

Bonelli Plant Hire is a family-owned, highly experienced, and respected wet hire excavation and earthmoving company. Our second-generation business is built around the fundamental principles of safety and successful projects. Ever since 1978, when our company began, we’ve been an influential part of developing the Greater Brisbane area on many small and large scale projects.


We provide wet hire services that possess high levels of project experience across civil, residential, and governmental projects. Whether you’re a contractor, engineer or project manager, we have all your excavating and earthmoving needs covered. Our diverse fleet of excavators and dozers for hire are equipped to tackle any project, from land reclamation to civil construction and residential earthworks. We are also equipped to handle projects in and around waterways, including dam clearing and creek restoration. Contact us now, we are here to help. 

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Need excavation equipment on the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Ipswich or any Queensland region

Bonelli Plant Hire has a legacy of experience in earthworks projects and supplies excavators, dozers, loaders as well as low loaders, to move your own gear, for hire.

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We have a FREE 24/7 estimating service on all jobs large and small

Get To Know Our Management Team At Bonelli Plant Hire

The benefits of using a boutique, family-owned company that has been in the earthmoving game for 4 decades, is the availability to speak with our experienced management staff directly. They have a strong willingness to provide a great, personal, customer service. We are here to assist you with any problems you may encounter and we have a keen interest in your success. If you are successful, then we are successful and happy to be invited back on the next project.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Paul Bonelli - Managing Director

Paul began working in the family business as an operator for his father Mario in 1992 and has been in the earthmoving industry for 28+ years. Paul quickly became versatile and experienced in all aspects of Bonelli Plant Hire. He often fulfilled many different roles in the company, as is expected when you work in a family-owned business. Not only has he developed his skills as a final trim operator over the past 28 years, Paul also found himself in positions such as workshop manager, diesel fitter, leading hand, and site supervisor on multi-million dollar projects. Paul now owns and operates Bonelli Plant Hire. He is reliable, dedicated, conscientious and has a keen eye for detail. Paul is passionate about his business and continually strives for excellence from himself and his team.

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Derek Jones - Plant Manager

Before commencing working at Bonelli Plant Hire in 2017, Derek successfully owned and operated his own earthmoving company. Derek’s past four decades in the industry means he has worked in a range of positions from a final trim operator to numerous years as a civil contracting and earthmoving company director himself. Derek prides himself on personal service and makes a habit of performing a site visit to work out the most economical solution for your project. Through Derek’s strong leadership, exceptional client interface skills and commitment to excellence, Bonelli Plant Hire continues to be the successful family business it is today.

  • Fulton Hogan

  • Hutchinsons Builders

  • John Holland

  • QLD Government Department of Main Roads

  • Sunshine Coast Council

  • Moreton Bay Regional Council

  • Brisbane City Council

  • Ipswich City Council

  • Logan City Council

  • Private residents

  • Van Oord Marine Ingenuity

  • DEME Dredging Environmental & Marine Solutions

  • Boskalis Dredging and Marine Experts

  • Port Of Brisbane

  • Port of Townsville

  • Gladstone Port Corporation

  • Epic Assist

  • Bebrock Excavations

  • BMD

  • Farmers


When operating our equipment, SAFETY is our number one priority.

Bonelli Plant Hire’s first and foremost commitment is to safety. Our machines are serviced and maintained continuously to not only give you the best experience possible but also to maximise safety and prevent mistakes and breakdowns on the job. Our operators have over 100 years of combined experience in earthmoving and earthworks, and therefore have that confidence and knowledge to fix problems when they arise both safely and efficiently.

Need An Obligation FREE Estimate? Contact Bonelli Plant Hire

At Bonelli Plant Hire, your project matters to us. If you want a reliable company with over 40 years of excavation and earthworks experience to tackle a project you need doing, don’t hesitate to call us.  Contact us today to learn more and get a free quote.