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170 years of satisfied clients...

Halliday Engineering was established in 1852 and with 170 years of growth, research and development the company has earned a proud reputation across several market sectors, including the shipping, mining, power generation and manufacturing industries in Australia and further afield.

We maintain this reputation by providing a quality service in a safe working environment. Our core business divisions are:

  • Ship repairs (defence / commercial / luxury yachts)
  • Marine & general engineering
  • Plant maintenance and repairs
  • Metal fabrication / design
  • White metal bearing fabrication and repairs
  • Glass coating
  • Technical procurement & supply

The Halliday team consists of over 60 qualified employees – engineers, machinists, fitters, boiler makers and apprentices, many with over 20 years’ service under their belt. We also employ trade qualified technical procurement specialists and multi-skilled office staff.

Our foundry and workshop is centrally located in Rozelle, Sydney – a stone’s throw from Sydney Harbour.




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.

Luke has 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. Trent ensures quality products are delivered on schedule and within budget.

Trent has experience in:
• Technical sales
• Logistics
• International freight
• Quality control
• Documentation management
• Sales and customer service



With over 15 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.

Chris has experience in:
• Vessel dockings
• Propulsion system repairs
• Custom hull / superstructure repairs
• Marine fitting and boilermaking
• Plant maintenance
• Sales and customer service



Delivering quality machined and fabricated manufacturing solutions, Shane has over 30 years’ experience in delivering proactive results across multiple engineering disciplines.

Shane has experience in:
• Custom manufacturing, fabrication, machining and toolmaking
• Welding technologies, procedure design and weld management
• Power transmission and power generation
• Design, concepts, reverse engineering
• Customer sales and service



Mona is an experienced and dedicated Human Resources Manager with over 20 years of progressive HR skills and knowledge. She holds a bachelor’s degree in HR and IR.
Mona is committed to fostering a positive work culture and ensuring the success and well-being of both employees and the organisation as a whole.

Mona has experience in:
• Employee recruitment and selection
• Employee on-boarding and training
• Performance rewards and incentives
• Learning and development
• Payroll and reconciliations
• Award interpretations and worker’s compensation
• Staff events and team building
• Leadership
• Succession planning



Supun is a CPA Australia member who is having 20 years of experience in the field of Accounting and Finance. He exposed to various industries such as service, property development, hospitality, manufacturing and business services. Supun is currently handling the accounts department of Halliday Engineering Pty Ltd.

Supun has experience in:
• Financial Accounting and Reporting
• Taxation and statutory compliance
• Financial modelling and Management Accounting
• Strategic management support



Having gained a fitting and turning trade at Halliday Engineering, Nick’s experience spans naval, commercial and luxury vessels. In a demanding and very competitive environment, Nick puts his extensive knowledge to use assisting senior buyers with their procurement requirements.

Nick has experience in:
• Client and product scheduling
• Customer service
• Freight forwarding and logistics
• Identifying customer needs and working within tight deadlines
• Foreign currency and freight management
• Procurement experience spanning over 10 years



Chad has over 15 years’ experience in construction site supervision, stores and Logistics roles in mining, tunnelling, and marine environments. Chad has a track record of delivering projects on time and under budget.

Chad has a High-Risk Work License and tickets that include:
• Rigging and dogging
• CN Crane
• Forklift and telehandler



As a Mechanical Engineer, Jack is an agile problem solver with a proven ability to deliver complex engineering solutions and project management at the coal face.

Proven experience in:
• Mechanical Engineering Design (Inventor / SolidWorks / TurboCad)
• Project Management (Microsoft Project / Smartsheet)
• Engineering reporting and documentation
• Practical problem solving



David has over 25 years’ experience in Workplace Health & Safety experience in defence, FMCG, retail, marine, electrical, communication, mining transport, warehousing and cold storage. Previously, David spent 10 years working for the Department of Defence (Navy).
David’s strengths include the ability to lead and drive business by engaging and providing businesses with solutions.

David has experience in:
• Behavioural change
• Risk management
• Developing and working with safety management systems
• Self-insurance compliance



Prior to completing his Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Keinyn worked as a seafarer with the goal of combining theoretical knowledge with his practical skills. Keinyn's role as a Project Manager entails working predominantly in upgrades, maintenance projects and emergency breakdowns for Defence, Commercial Shipping and Superyachts.

Keinyn has experience in:
• Problem solving
• Project management
• Mechanical design skills
• Leading diverse teams including engineers and sub-contractors.



James has over 20 years’ experience in Marine Engineering, predominantly in the superyacht Industry as an Engineer. Previously, James worked in Logistics Management at Patrick Stevedores, Port Botany as well as working as an engineer on the Navy's LLC's during the training implementation stage.
James’ knowledge, qualifications and personable approach has influenced our pragmatic approach to Project Management.

James' experience includes:
• Client liaison and management of all Sydney City Marine projects
• Allocating and managing labour resources to projects
• Ensuring safety compliance and adherence to Halliday Safety Management System
• Managing operational plans, people, and budgets
• Employee compliance with business standards.



As a Marine Engineer with a postgraduate degree in Engineering Management, Mihir has sea-time experience as a trainee Marine Engineer on an LEG carrier. Mihir now assists with management of vessel dockings including luxury, commercial and naval work.

Mihir has experience in:
• Engineering and technical support
• Project management (cost estimation, procurement, labour management, customer relationship management)
• Engineering reporting and documentation
• Practical problem solving.



Belinda has over 7 years of experience in Project Management and a Bachelor's degree in Engineering. As a Project Coordinator, Belinda has demonstrated strong analytical, communication, and organisation skills.

Belinda has experience in:
• Bid and tender coordination
• Planning and organising
• Stakeholder management
• Resource management
• Documentation and quality control
• Project closure.



Starting his career at Halliday as an Intern, Nicholas has steadily worked his way up to a Project Engineer working autonomously with challenging projects. Nicholas successfully established and implemented new technology that has streamlined our efficiencies and improved workflow. He was recently promoted as recognition for his contribution to Halliday and is a valuable member of the team.
He is currently studying Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering and due to graduate in mid 2023.

Nicholas’ core skills are:
• Project management
• Mechanical / structural design
• 3D modelling / drafting (Inventor, Solidworks, Blender)
• Software development (C/C++/C#, JavaScript, VBA, Python, MATLAB).







With prior qualifications and experience as an Aircraft Mechanic, Daniel is a perfect example of implementing 'transferable skills'.

Daniel specialises in:
• Marine propulsion gear survey
• Engine alignment
• Marine auxiliary systems overhaul
• Training and directing Fitters and Apprentices



Lee has over 15 years’ experience in boilermaking and fabrication across several industries both in the UK and Australia. A well-rounded team leader, Lee’s hands-on and collaborative approach is integral to the successful management of our projects.

Lee has experience In:
• Boilermaking and fabrication
• Project leadership
• Communication



Our clients trust us to do the job properly and safely. We also offer a fast, efficient service, that is always on time and on budget.

  • We offer specialist CLASS Approved marine and general engineering know-how and diverse capabilities
  • Our clients receive professional attention, and a point of contact
  • We can handle large projects and, by arrangement, also meet challenging deadlines
  • One-stop-shop – from design to disposal, knowledgeable and approachable staff help solve your headaches
  • ISO 9001:2015 QMS Certification

Halliday Engineering comprises a great team of men and women who pride themselves on quality workmanship and genuine customer service.  We’re here to solve engineering problems; have 170 years of continual business operation behind us – and there are few companies that can match our reputation.

Here’s what our clients have to say:

  • Attractive pricing and fit for purpose solutions
  • Stringent environmental policy and practices, design and drawing capability and cradle-to-grave reporting capabilities
  • Reputation and reliability – proud history and strong present day client list
  • Our pick-up and delivery capability, resources, mobile cranes, workshops and fleet of trucks on hand
  • The availability of skilled labour and our proximity to Sydney’s wharves and ports
  • Our swift breakdown response capability
  • Quality systems and procedures including Lloyds In Class Accreditation and 6G Welding
  • Royal Australian Navy approved standards – Objective Quality Evidence (OQE)
  • $20m Public Liability, Professional Indemnity and Workers Compensation insurance
  • Because no one else can do it!


Following an arduous three months at sea, Charles Halliday arrived in Sydney in 1852. An adventurous Scotsman and a Pattern Maker and Mill Wright by trade, he set to making a new life in Australia and together with 2 colleagues from P.N. Russel & Co, he established ‘The Sydney Machine Engineering Company’ in Bathurst Street Sydney.

Business was good, the company moved to larger premises in Pyrmont, and amidst a bustling economy Charles later bought out his partners and so formed ‘Hallidays Engine Works’. Now described by the media as an ‘Industrial Pioneer’, Charles was also included in the ‘Man of Mark’ book of distinguished gentlemen.

At the turn of the century, Charles’ seven sons took over their ageing father’s business, and struggled under very difficult times as the Bubonic Plague swept through Sydney. This forced many shipping terminals to temporarily close and or relocate.

In the following years the company moved from foundry work to more engineering focused work. Four sons withdrew from the Company, leaving three (William, Charles Jnr and John), who renamed the Company ‘Halliday Brothers’. When William and Charles passed away, all was left to John and his six sons (who served their apprenticeship with the firm).

A major milestone was achieved when ‘Halliday Brothers’ repaired and refitted the ‘Berrima’, the first troop ship to leave Australia for New Guinea in World War 1. During both World Wars, Halliday Brothers carried out repairs on hundreds of Australian and international ships engaged in War. Relocating to Sussex Street in 1963 Halliday Brothers concentrated on marine and general engineering repairs.

The final workshop move to 26 Mansfield Street, Rozelle occurred in 1980. Robert Halliday (5th Generation), employed by Halliday Brothers since 1974, together with a partner (Allen Perry) offered to buy out the shareholders.

The takeover occurred in 1983 and all employees were retained. Like his forefathers, Robert was a skilled tradesmen having done his fitter / machinist apprenticeship with AUSN (Australian Union Steamship Navigation Company) from 1965-1969. Allen Perry left the company three years later and the company was renamed ‘Halliday Engineering Pty Ltd’, as it stands today.

Through many years of hard work and ‘blood, sweat and tears’, Robert and his wife Jenny successfully managed to make the company the success it is today.

Luke Halliday (sixth generation) and son in-law Trent Churchland have now been at the helm since 2009. Steering the business into the 21st century, the men are proudly up-holding the family tradition together.

Today, the company boasts a diligent team of more than 45 employees, a strong and expanding client list, and a well-earned reputation as a versatile, can-do engineering service provider. 



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