Earthmoving and Excavation Darwin Contractors

DOBSON EXCAVATIONS ARE YOUR ONE-STOP CONTRACTORS for all your needs related to excavation and earthmoving in Darwin.

We are a NT family-owned and operated earthmoving and construction business which has been reliably in operation for over two decades, servicing the greater Darwin region within Northern Territory. With an extensive fleet of machinery, our services accommodate for domestic, commercial and rural site preparations ranging from small jobs such as tight access or limited space to larger projects such as dam constructions/Land clearing or commercial sites..

We are competitively priced, and importantly, all our machinery and drivers are fully licensed, have public liability insurance and have a fully insured workers compensation policy. We are also up to date with necessary certifications to ensure each and every job is done safely, professionally and according to the highest standards, giving you greater peace of mind.

One-Stop, Reliable Contractor Service

Now you no longer have the hassle of searching for, hiring and co-ordinating multiple contractors, which can be bothersome administratively and practically, especially if there are delays in on-site preparation timings. With Dobson Excavations, we can do everything sequentially, working flexibly around your timelines. And rather than juggling billing to multiple contractors across varied timelines, all is billed and managed by us.

We conveniently offer a vast range of services, such as:

  • Land clearing
  • Dam Construction and clean outs
  • Installation of shed and tank sand pads
  • Creation of Driveways
  • Pool and Pond hole excavations or Pool Removal and back fill
  • Footings, Trenches, Auger Holes, Post Holes
  • Soil, Sand, Mulch, Gravel Delivery
  • Drainage, Headwalls, pipes.
  • Carpark Construction
  • Retaining Walls
  • Bridge Construction
  • Rubbish Removal
& much more.
Your earthmoving needs are covered as we have the machinery, experience and skills to suit every job. Our earthmoving and excavation machinery fleet consists of:

  • 2 Ton Excavator – for digging holes and making small trenches
  • 8 Ton Excavator with Rock Hammer and Auger attachments – for septic system installations, trenches, rock hammering and pool excavations
  • 21 Ton Excavator – for jobs on larger sites, such as dam construction and land clearing
  • Track Bobcat TR270 - for landscaping, construction, etc.
  • Track Bobcat TR 320 – for landscaping, construction, etc.
  • Drott (Traxcavator) 13 Ton – for dam construction, large material loads such as trees or rubbish, and for clearing land
  • 6 Wheeler Tippers – for delivering materials such as gravel, soil or mulch, or removing rubbish, soil, sand, etc.
  • Truck and Dog Hire – same as 6 Wheeler Tippers but have capacity for carrying larger loads
  • Roller Vibrating double drum – for compacting sand pads and driveways
  • Mini Dump Truck (tight access) – for installing or removing materials such as gravel, mulch, soil or sand.

If you are considering earthmoving and excavating work, it is imperative that your contractor is licensed and qualified with all relevant certifications.

Our drivers’ certifications include:
  • OHS Certifications Cards. These cards are for the machine licenses and for the construction industry
  • White Cards & Health Safety Act 1984
  • Senior First Aid Certificate issued by Australian Training Management
  • Licences to Perform High Risk Work issued by Dept of Commerce
For Dobson Excavations, we have:
  • SWMS statements which are site work method statements
  • JHA & JHS
  • OHSE management Plans
  • Construction Environment Management Plans

Founded in 1998, Dobson Excavations is owned and operated by father and son Bruce and Aaron Dobson, who are fully licensed, experienced and accountable for operating all machinery. Along with Corinne Dobson who keeps things running smoothly in the office, we are known and trusted in and around Darwin.

No matter what complexity of your on-site project, just a single phone call to Dobson Excavations is all that is required to cover off numerous earthmoving and excavation needs.

We provide services in many locations throughout Darwin, including Humpty Doo, Acacia Hills down to Adelaide River and up to South Port

For in-depth knowledge, advice or for a quote on your next site preparation project, call us today on 0414 755 306.

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We can handle all your earthmoving needs as we have different machinery and attachments to suit every job. We are the one stop earthmoving business.


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With many years of experience behind us Dobson Excavations can cater for any work, from backyard landscaping to full block clearing.


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