Q H & M Birt
Who we are and what we stand for
As Australia’s leading civil earthmoving contractor we combine the professionalism and services of a sophisticated, top-tier contractor, with the competitiveness and intimacy of a family-owned business.
We deliver on our promises and our projects are never late.
Delivering for over 50 years
Established in 1973, Q H & M Birt — otherwise known as QBirt — has built a legacy in civil construction that spans over five decades.
Operating across Queensland, Western Australia, the Northern Territory, New South Wales, and South Australia, we’ve delivered consistently, day in, day out, for over 50 years.
If you’d like to hear more about our rich history, check out our History page.
From our humble beginnings, we’ve grown into Australia’s premier civil earthmoving force, owning the country’s largest fleet and ranking globally in scraper fleets.
But, while our massive in-house fleet sets us apart, what really makes us the best is our people.
Work with the best
Our people are our biggest strength
At QBirt, we believe in the power of our people.
We have an extensive, highly-skilled team of experts, from management, engineers and project managers to our expert operators driving the project outcomes from the ground.
All of our team members are directly employed by us. And whilst our head office is in QLD we have people from all over Australia delivering our projects. This means that when you work with us, you work with the best, and you get project outcome certainty.
With an average service length of 2 years for our 160 operational employees and 5 years for our management team, our staff’s loyalty and professionalism are unmatched.
Equipped to handle anything
The best equipment in-house
When it comes to equipment, we don’t mess around. We’ve got the biggest civil earthmoving fleet in Australia, and the most scrapers in the southern hemisphere. Our in-house maintenance team ensures that we maximise the availability of our expansive fleet.
What this means is that we’re equipped to handle anything, especially projects with lots of earth to move.
We are collaborators
We are not just constructors or project managers. We are collaborators. And we manage and complete a project, from start to finish.
Our approach is built on forming lasting partnerships with our clients, often starting from the early stages of design and constructability reviews.
We value early involvement as it paves the way for innovative solutions, cost savings, and better results.We ensure that every project gets the maximum benefit from the collective experience and expertise of our extensive team, our versatile fleet of plant and equipment, and the insight that comes with decades of successfully delivering big projects.
The QBirt values
Prequalified and proven
As a leading Australian civil construction company, we ensure we’re always certified, compliant with QLD Government laws (and other state, territory and national laws).
We are pre qualified and accredited for:
This means we’re trusted to handle complex projects and deliver great results and proves our capability to deliver complex projects.
We of course also have all of the ISO and AS certifications for OHS, Quality, and Environment management systems.
The proof is in our work
Our clients certify us too
Our clients also certify us with their repeat business, which makes up more than half of our work. Our clients keep coming back because we consistently provide certainty, integrity, and reliability.
Get in touch with our leading civil construction team today
Whether you’re a professional in our field looking to embark on a truly rewarding career, an existing client who wants to get started on a new project or you’re a potential client looking to learn more — get in touch with our team today. We’d love to hear from you.