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Specialists in ship repair, marine engineering and technical procurement



Specialising in commercial, government and private sectors



Specialists in plant maintenance and industrial engineering



Specialist maintenance and repair for all types of vessels



Dockings, scheduled and unplanned maintenance, layups and running repairs



170 years of engineering expertise

Halliday Engineering is an Australian owned and operated general and marine engineering business, centrally located and nearby to Sydney’s ports. We pride ourselves on genuinely understanding our clients’ needs, being able to solve their problems, and responding promptly and professionally at all times.

Founded in 1852 and drawing upon 5 generations of industry know-how and extensive local knowledge – our resources, skill-sets and capabilities are well known across the country.

We design, procure, fabricate and repair plant and marine assets for the defence, shipping, mining and power generation sectors locally, interstate and overseas.


A pleasure to work with and their speed of response is impressive. Halliday’s are flexible and available for work at short notice. They can also provide men and resources for large jobs. These are very big pluses. Their work is always to a high standard, and because they are in class with Lloyds you don’t need to spell out the quality that is required.

Martin MitchellOperations Manager — A & P Australia Pty Ltd

Captain Cook Cruises has been using Halliday Engineering since 1972 for a range of engineering projects. At Captain Cook Cruises we run 14 commercial vessels on Sydney Harbour and as you can imagine it is vital that our vessels are operating reliably to meet our customer’s needs. Halliday Engineering has always understood our urgency and made every effort to meet our needs. We regard them as a very professional organisation and the favoured contractor for our needs.

Greg BanwellMaintenance Manager — Captain Cook Cruises

The team at Halliday Engineering have consistently helped NSW Ports with their vast experience in the marine industry, which covers breakdowns, upgrades and preventative maintenance work. Halliday’s understand the ports and marine environment, including the specific durability requirements that are required for corrosive atmospheres, as well as working on a ‘permit to work’ system for major hazard facilities.

Ashley RangottBulk Liquids Berth Coordinator, NSW Ports

I have been using Halliday Engineering now for 17 years for most of our break-down and general engineering requirements in the plant department. The personnel, response time and the quality of the completed work is always very good with no issues. Over the years you see companies and faces come and go in the waterfront industry – Halliday’s have stood the test of time and will continue supplying products and services to the marine sector with the passion they have displayed over the last 150 years.

Rick HayPlant Manager, Waterway Constructions Pty Ltd

Halliday’s staff know their way around a vessel. They’re aware of safety culture, deliver quality and have an excellent track record. They provide another player in the market that has commercial shipping expertise and they understand practical engineering issues. They provide solutions that are value for money.

Bill BixleyMarine Surveyor – A & P Australia Pty Ltd



To Everyone Who Has Come Before Us

We officially celebrated our 170 years on the 19th November. Something we have been waiting all year for… not just because we wanted to throw a party (though we love that) but it was our opportunity to ‘tip our hat’ to everyone that has been…
Celeste Moroney
November 30, 2022

Developing our Defence Readiness

At Halliday Engineering, we take great pride in the work we do for the Defence industry. The projects are challenging, and we appreciate the opportunity to support national security measures. We’re proud to announce that our business has achieved its accreditation in the Defence Industry…
Luke Halliday
September 16, 2022

Responding to a Job Brief: The Missing Piece

Over our 170 years in the engineering field, we’ve dealt with our fair share of job briefs. This experience has taught us a few important lessons about how to read and interpret these documents. It has also allowed us to refine our approach to responding…
Luke Halliday
June 20, 2022



Modern, precision machinery and expert tradesmen utilise:

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Specialist knowledge and broad experience. We perform:

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Comprehensive machine shop, with professional machinists. We perform

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A unique mix of specialist knowledge and shipboard experience across:

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Trade qualified procurement specialists and genuine global buying power.

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all pipe workJobs we do

Pipe work

Halliday Engineering has extensive experience in the fabrication, repair and fitting of pipes and pipe systems. We provide CLASS Approved weld procedures, qualified boilermakers and maintain a large range of stock on hand.
Luke Halliday
July 9, 2015
Halliday Engineering plant maintenanceJobs we do

Plant maintenance

Offering competitive pricing and an efficient service, our personnel maintain, preserve, repair and recondition numerous plant and marine assets across several industry sectors. Near or far, planned or on-call, we can assist.
Luke Halliday
July 8, 2015
Industrial pump & valve work - Halliday EngineeringJobs we do

Marine and industrial pumps

Halliday Engineering repairs, services, and supplies all types of marine and industrial pumps, valves and pipes. We help to protect and preserve, on and off-shore. Our close proximity to wharves and ports across Sydney facilitates a swift and efficient response to customer requests.
Luke Halliday
July 7, 2015
Gangways & access platforms fabricated by Halliday EngineeringJobs we do

Gangways and access platforms

We design, install, repair, maintain and fabricate an extensive variety of gangways, walkways, handrails and access platforms for marine and industrial applications. We work with our clients to assess their specific needs and to achieve optimal outcomes.
Luke Halliday
July 6, 2015
Fabricate and repair deck hatches, holds and tanksJobs we do

Deck, hatch, holds and tanks

Halliday Engineering has the equipment, experience and appropriate tickets to quickly respond to any deck, hatch, hold or tank job. Our expert welding crews ensure CLASS Approved outcomes, safely and efficiently.
Luke Halliday
July 5, 2015
Propulsion and power transmission repairs, supply and inspectionJobs we do

Propulsion and power transmission

We repair, service, manufacture and supply - drawing upon vast experience across multiple systems. Propellers, rudder stock, flywheels and spools, shafts, skegs, gearboxes and engine mounts, stern seals, thrust bearings, couplings, adaptor plates and more – we get the job done on time and on…
Luke Halliday
July 4, 2015
Engine works, heat exchangers, pipes and valves, propulsion system integration & gearbox overhauls - Halliday EngineeringJobs we do

Engine works

Our team of engineers and marine fitters are highly experienced in the repair and overhaul of main and auxiliary engines, heat exchangers and gearboxes. All fuel types, locally, off-shore or further afield, Halliday Engineering is on-call.
Luke Halliday
July 3, 2015
delivery and disposal jobs by Halliday Engineering; qualified riggers; trucks, cranes and utesJobs we do

Delivery and disposal

Halliday Engineering’s trucks, utes & lifting equipment are available for delivery & disposal jobs, large or small. Our qualified riggers, drivers and off-siders come with a load of experience, and possess all the appropriate tickets and access passes to get the job done safely and…
Luke Halliday
July 1, 2015




Luke’s hands-on experience, supported with a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) qualification, ensures that clients are met with practical and well-designed engineering solutions. Proven experience in:

OHS Management
Engineering Design and Manufacture
Quality Control
Non Destructive Testing
Project Management
Sales and Customer Service



Specialising in technical procurement and logistics management, Trent manages a large international portfolio of suppliers and expeditors. Clients are met with quality products delivered on schedule and budget. Trent has proven experience in:

Technical sales
International freight
Quality Control
Documentation Management
Sales and Customer Service



With over 10 years of marine engineering experience at Halliday Engineering, Chris has an exceptional understanding of clients’ needs and job site requirements, delivering cost effective engineering solutions. Proven experience in:

Vessel dockings
Propulsion System repairs
Custom Hull / Superstructure repairs
Marine Fitting and Boilermaking
Plant Maintenance
Sales & Customer Service




Delivering quality machining and fabrication solutions, Shane has over 25 years’ experience in delivering hands-on engineering solutions across multiple engineering disciplines. Proven experience in:

Custom Manufacturing, Fabrication & Welding
Machining & Toolmaking
Power Transmission & Power Generation
Mechanical Service & Repairs
Engineering new Designs & Concepts
Sales & Customer Service


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