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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 45 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.



Managing Director

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


Operations Director

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. Proven experience in:

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


Technical Director

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


Procurement Manager

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 now puts his extensive knowledge to use assisting senior buyers with their procurement requirements.

Proven experience in:

Client / product scheduling
Customer service
Freight forwarding & logistics
5 + years procurement experience
Parts interpretation / technical advice


Project Manager

With a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Declan is always keen to be challenged with difficult projects. With strong communication skills and a willingness to share knowledge Declan is always keen to work with clients to develop fit-for-purpose engineering solutions.

Proven experience in:
Plant Maintenance and Reliability
Engineering Inspection and Reporting
Quality Management Systems
Sales and Customer Service


Project Manager / Mechanical Engineer

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


Project Manager

Having over 15 years industry experience and completing a Fitting & Machining apprenticeship from 2004 - 2007, Terry has joined us from MAN and CAT to manage various maintenance projects around Australia and overseas. He has experience across the marine, mining, and power sectors, and is currently nearing the completion of a Master of Engineering Management and Southern Cross University.
Terry's many years of hands-on experience has influenced hus pragmatic approach to Project Management.


Project Manager

A dual tradesperson in Boilermaking and Sheetmetal work, Regan’s continuous improvement mindset consistently drives quality engineering and fabrication solutions for our clients.
Proven Experience in;
• Marine Boilermaking and Fabrication
• Hands-on ability utilising NC machinery (CAM)
• Project Management
• Safety Management
• Proficient in Inventor and Microsoft Project


Leading Hand

An experienced Mechanical Fitter, Evan fosters an environment of teamwork, initiative and collaboration to maintain an excellent track record of strong working relationships with our clients on the ground. Evan meets every problem with a solution.
Proven experience in:
• Mechanical Fitting and fault diagnosing
• Project leadership
• Communication
• On the ground problem solving


Leading Hand

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.
Proven Experience In:
• Boilermaking and fabrication
• Project leadership
• Communication


HR Coordinator

With a unique background in Engineering and Human Resources, Nicola brings a process driven approach to developing an optimised and capable workforce.
Proven experience in:
• Organisational Development
• Workforce capability development
• Payroll
• Safety Management including inspection and reporting


Office Administrator

With considerable administrative and client facing experience, Meagan handles a multitude of tasks for the company both professionally and efficiently. Her considerable experience, attention to detail and advanced software skills make her an invaluable member of our team.

Meagan has proven experience in:

Document control
Accounts receivable/payable
Fleet management control
Training co-ordination
Excellent customer service/client liaison


Fitter Machinist

Approaching all challenges with curiosity and precision, Prashanta is continually able to deliver innovative machining solutions. Prashanta supports our teams both on the workshop floor and out on site.
Proven experience in:
• Precision machining
• Mechanical fitting
• Attention to detail
• Job management


Finance Coordinator

With over 30 years accounting experience across the UK and Australia, Heather brings a wealth of knowledge to her role as Finance Coordinator. Heather prides herself on having excellent communication skills, people management, organisation and attention to detail.
Proven experience in:
• Management accounting
• Account reconciliations
• Strategic business decision making
• Internal audit and financial control



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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