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Company Capabilities

Practical Engineering is a Brisbane based engineering firm supporting Australia’s Defence industry. We are a Tier 1 and Tier 2 company providing highly specialised equipment design, manufacture and installation. Our services focus on the delivery and maintenance of Defence assets.

  • Medium sized business with 30+ employees - our team includes Registered Professional Engineers holding RPEQ, NER and CPEng registration, trade qualified Mechanical Fitters, Boilermakers and certified Project Managers 
  • Over 20 years of local operation - we are a long-standing engineering firm with an extensive history of experience and knowledge in providing mechanical solutions to complex problems 
  • Manufacturing, assembly and testing facilities - we have a fully equipped manufacturing facility for prototype manufacture, assembly and proof testing including destructive and non-destructive testing capabilities


Practical Engineering consistently provides solutions to assist industry efficiency and conformance to standards.

  • Award Winning - recipients of awards for custom design and manufacture solutions for Australian industry
  • Multidisciplinary - offering mechanical, process, electrical and structural engineering capabilities
  • Equipped - capable of prototype manufacturing and testing in our own facilities
  • Technology Driven - highly developed research skills to develop innovative new products
  • Industry Experts - experts in complex mechanical systems and overseas equipment analysis
  • Complete Solutions - offering total end-to-end in-house design engineering

Services & Accreditation


  • Mechanical, Structural & Process Engineering
  • Specialised equipment design, certification, manufacture, prototyping and installation
  • Customised cranes and equipment handling equipment
  • Equipment Certification to Australian International Standards


Customers & Partners:

Our customers include Defence primes and other government agencies, such as:

  • Thales Australia: Specialised equipment design and certification of rotating handling systems for the Bushmaster IFV, enabling improved maintenance and repair capability to hull components
  • CPB Contractors (RAAF): Delivery and installation of Australian certified telescopic access platforms for the C17A and KC30A aircraft maintenance facility to enable improved safe access for RAAF aircraft maintenance
  • CSIRO: Deep subsea equipment testing pressure vessel design and manufacture enabling testing of sensitive monitoring equipment prior to deployment 
  • Energex: All terrain, fully insulated mobile elevated work platform design and prototype manufacture, enabling live maintenance to substations across all terrain types

Key partners include


Practical Engineering is a proud member of the Defence supply chain. We are a Tier 1 and Tier 2 capability enabler providing highly specialised equipment design, manufacture and installation to facilitate critical capability assembly and maintainability to Australia's Defence Industry. Practical has been a member of AIDN since 2017 and find this an excellent source of networking opportunities and information gathering regarding defence projects.

Latest News

Practical Engineering has been awarded a coveted contract as part of the Department of Defence’s upgrades at RAAF Base Amberley. Engaged by CPB Contractors, Practical Engineering will work in conjunction with a European-based specialist in the field to manage the design, manufacture, installation, commissioning, certification and maintenance of two teleplatforms, multiple fall protection systems, one overhead 2.5t gantry crane and all associated elements.

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Defence Projects