Leading Excavation, Earthmoving, & Retaining Walls Lismore Contractor

If you are in search for excavation, earthmoving, or retaining wall contractor in East Lismore, South Lismore, Balinna Rd Lismore NSW, Hill NSW 2480, Boorie Creek NSW, Corndale NSW 2480, Alstonville and Goonellabah NSW 2480, look no further than Southern Excavations.

Maybe you’re looking to undertake an earthmoving, excavation, or retaining wall project at home. Many domestic commercial civil and earthmoving jobs, from driveways through to shed pads, call for an excavation service in Lismore.

Are You Looking For An Excavator Near You?

Southern Excavations can help with whatever type of excavation, earthmoving, or retaining wall services you need. We’ve got a thorough knowledge of the Lismore area, and we’ve been helping people who are around Lismore for more than three decades.

No civil or earthmoving job too big or too small. With small to mid-sized civil or earthmoving jobs, we can also help with the earthmoving project management side of things. If you’re struggling to find the best tradespeople or the most cost-effective suppliers, take advantage of our deep expertise and hard-won connections throughout the Lismore area.

How about the equipment?

We’re proud to offer both 5-tonne and 8-tonne excavators, along with a powerful Posi Track, and a versatile Bobcat excavator. With rock breakers and pallet forks, we’ve got all the earthmoving extras you need.

Not all excavation, earthmoving, or retaining walls Lismore contractors operate in the same way, we like to start with a chat and a free estimation, so you’ve got a foundation as solid to operate from as the foundations we help you excavate.

What if you’re looking to undertake more than a quick excavating job? At Southern Excavations, we can assist with far more than just basic excavation.

Looking For Earthmoving Experts For Help With Retaining Walls Or Other Excavation Projects?

Not all excavation contractors in Lismore can cope with every earthmoving or retaining wall project you have in mind, certainly not when the scope of civil or earthmoving work extends to building retaining walls Lismore locals rely on. Luckily for you, we take all this in our stride .

We do not provide dry hire, our excavators always come with a professional operator.

Whether you need a retaining wall on a construction site or a new driveway at home, we can bring out the larger excavators to get more civil work done in less time with best results.

Get In Touch With Southern Excavations Today

Get the ball rolling by calling us today!

Phone us on 0427 788 773. We’ll be happy to provide you with free estimation, so you can get going with whatever earthmoving, excavation, or retaining wall project you’ve got in mind as soon as possible.

Proudly Serving Lismore

Lismore is a city and the main population centre in northeastern New South Wales, Australia. It is a regional centre in Northern Rivers area. Southern Excavations provides quality Excavation and Bobcat Hire services. Proudly servicing Lismore and has become one of the leading earthmoving and Excavation Contractors in the area. Call us today!


  • Driveway construction
  • Retaining walls
  • Trenching
  • Shed cuts
  • Shed pads


  • Vegetation removal
  • Contour grooming
  • Water tank pads
  • Pier holes up to 4.5m deep

Project Management

  • Small to medium jobs
  • Using the local trades
  • Long term connections with suppliers
  • Knowledge of local materials


  • 8 Tonne Excavator

  • 5 Tonne Excavator

  • 100hp Posi Track

  • Bobcat

  • Skid Steer

  • Auger 

  • Rock Breaker

  • Hydraulic Rock Grabs

  • Pallet Forks

  • Hydraulic Broom


​Southern Excavations has been established and operating in the earthmoving business in Byron Bay, Lismore, Goonellabah, Ballina, Alstonville and surrounding areas for over 30 years, since 1981.

Southern Excavations provides an excellent service in Lismore that is efficient and cost effective earth moving, excavation, and retaining wall works. Including civil engineering works, driveways, rock walls, trenching, site pads, shed pads, pier holes, and retaining walls in Lismore and surrounding areas.

With Southern Excavations, you get extensive earthmoving, excavation, and retaining wall experience of the local area. Sourcing rock, improving house landscapes, working with the local trades and services, dealing with suppliers, and building retaining walls in Lismore. Southern Excavations provides knowledge of the local landscape and what this means to your job and your pocket, and much more.

​For a free quote give Greg a call on 0427 788 773 for any earthmoving projects.


Year Established


Earthmoving experience


People Local Materials


Economic know-how


rock and gabion

Figtree lane

tank base

RW finished

dry creek bed

Stormwater drainage

Dry creek bed

River retaining wall

“Southern Excavations is an earthworks business with 30 years

working in the Northern Rivers region like the Byron Bay area.
With valuable local and industry knowledge, we value a job done properly

with care for the local environment and a thought for keeping the costs down.”

Contact Us


For any inquiries, questions or commendations, please call: Greg Southern on 0427 788 773 or fill out the following form


Cape Byron Excavations
598 Myocum Road
Tel: 0427 788 773


To apply for a job with Cape Byron Excavations please send a cover letter together with your C.V. to: gregsouthernexcavations@gmail.com
At this stage only experienced operators required on casual basis.

Get a quote: 0427 788 773