Leading Excavator, Earthmoving, & Retaining Walls Lismore Contractor

If you are in search for excavation, earthmoving, excavator hire, 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 excavation, retaining wall, or earthmoving projects 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, retaining wall, or earthmoving services you need in Lismore. We’ve got a thorough knowledge of the Lismore NSW area, and we’ve been helping people who are around Lismore for more than three decades.

No civil or earthmoving job in Lismore is 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 a complete range of earthmoving and land clearing extras you need.

Not all excavation, concrete retaining walls, or earthmoving 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 or earthmoving 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 Northern Rivers landscaping and excavation contractors in Lismore can cope with every earthmoving or earthmoving services you have in mind, certainly not when the scope of civil or earthmoving work extends to building rock walls or retaining walls Lismore locals rely on. Luckily for you, our experienced team takes all this in our stride.

We do not provide dry hire, our excavator hire services always come with a professional, highly skilled, and experienced operator.

Whether you need a retaining wall on a construction site or a new driveway at home, our experienced operator 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 Northern Rivers landscaping, earthmoving, land clearing, excavation, site preparation, 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 and surrounding suburbs. 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, excavator hire, and retaining wall experience of the local area. Sourcing rock and other best materials, improving house landscapes, working with the local trades and building industry services, dealing with suppliers, and building retaining walls in Lismore. Southern Excavations provides an experienced team and knowledge of the local landscape and what this means to your job and your pocket, and much more.

For a no obligation 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