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Land clearing plays a crucial role in site development and is often the first thing you need before a greenfields commercial, civil or residential project. Here at iseekplant, we pride ourselves on connecting B2B construction professionals with trustworthy land clearing specialists across Australia. Whether you need land cleared for residential, commercial, or agricultural purposes, we've got you covered every step of the way.

Land Clearing Rates Guide

A variety of factors will determine the total cost of land clearing, such as the size of the land, location, tree density, and the type of machinery required. Land clearing can be pretty hard on yellow machines, in particular, and often comes at a premium to regular earthmoving activity due to the machine wear and tear elements. Here's a general idea of what you might expect to pay for our professional land clearing services:

Rates for Land Clearing as a Subcontracted Service

Land SizeAverage Cost
Quarter-Acre$500 to $1,750
Half-Acre$1,000 to $3,500
One Acre$2,000 to $7,000

Please note: these rates are averages, in AUD, exclude GST and actual costs may vary. Always use our Get a Quote feature to get an accurate quote.

Rates for DIY Land Clearing using Earthmoving Equipment

Land clearing is usually done with dozers (first and foremost), chippers, mulchers, stump grinders and excavators with specialist attachments. For smaller land clearing jobs, skid steer loaders and bobcats can be fitted with a huge number of specialist land clearing attachments as well.

SizeWet Hire (per hour)Dry Hire (per hour)
D6$120 - $180$90 - $140
D7$180 - $240$140 - $190
D9 (Large)$240 - $300$190 - $240
SizeWet Hire (per hour)Dry Hire (per hour)
Various Sizes$80 - $120$50 - $90
SizeWet Hire (per hour)Dry Hire (per hour)
Various Sizes$100 - $160$70 - $120
Stump Grinders
SizeWet Hire (per hour)Dry Hire (per hour)
Various Sizes$80 - $120$60 - $100
SizeWet Hire (per hour)Dry Hire (per hour)
Medium$150 - $200$100 - $150
Large$200 - $260$150 - $200
Excavator Attachments
AttachmentWet Hire (per hour)Dry Hire (per hour)
Rippers$30 - $50$20 - $40
Disc Mulchers$40 - $70$30 - $50
Skid Steer Loaders with Land Clearing Attachments
SizeWet Hire (per hour)Dry Hire (per hour)
Medium$100 - $150$70 - $120

Please note that the rates provided are average estimates and actual costs may vary. Factors such as the type of attachment, specific machinery, location, and job complexity can influence the final cost.

Additional Costs for Land Clearing Services

Factors such as the distance to the job site, the requirement for specialised equipment, and any necessary permits can contribute to the overall cost. Please keep in mind that the figures provided are average estimates, and actual rates may differ.

Always use our Get a Quote tool to get accurate quotes.

Consumable ItemsUnit of MeasureEstimated Cost
FuelPer Litre$1.30 - $1.50
Mulch DisposalPer Load$50 - $120
Spoil DisposalPer Cubic Metre$20 - $60
Additional CostAverage Rate
Travel Costs$50 - $150
After-Hours Services1.5 x Hourly Rate
Emergency Call-Out Fees$150 - $300
Permits & ApprovalsPOA

Types of Land Clearing Professionals & Services

Depending on your specific needs, you may require a specific type of land clearing service. These professionals often specialise in different types of land or vegetation:

  • Residential Land Clearing Specialists: Focus on smaller land parcels for home construction.
  • Commercial Land Clearing Experts: Equipped to handle large commercial projects.
  • Agricultural Land Clearers: Specialise in preparing land for farming and cultivation.

Land Clearing Services

Here is a complete list of the types of services land clearing contractors offer split into civil, commercial and agricultural.

Civil Land Clearing Services

  • Site Preparation: Contractors remove trees, stumps, and debris to ensure your construction or infrastructure project starts on the right foundation.
  • Erosion Control: Contractors implement measures to prevent soil erosion during and after clearing. This promotes better sustainability for the parcel of land.
  • Grading and Leveling: Contractors create a smooth and level surface, essential for building roads, bridges, or any civil structure.
  • Utility Clearance: Clearing paths for utility lines such as electricity, water, and sewage systems.

Commercial Land Clearing Services

  • Commercial Development Clearing: Land clearing in preparation for projects such as shopping centers to parking lots.
  • Environmental Remediation: Removing contaminated soil and materials, creating a safe environment for your commercial project.
  • Landscaping Clearing: Enhance the aesthetics and functionality of your commercial space with land clearing and shaping services.
  • Pond and Water Feature Construction: Shaping the land to accommodate decorative or functional water features.

Agricultural Land Clearing Services

  • Field Preparation: Clearing land for crop planting - including meticulously removing rocks, roots, and unwanted vegetation.
  • Irrigation System Installation: Preparing land for efficient crop watering to ensure a smooth installation process for your irrigation systems.
  • Fence Line Clearing: Protecting crops and establishing property boundaries with fence line clearing services.
  • Pasture Reclamation: Revitalise overgrown or unused land for productive pasture, ideal for livestock.
  • Wildlife Habitat Management: For hunting, conservation or to discourage specific wildlife.
  • Firebreak Creation: Ensure the safety of your property with firebreak creation services, that help prevent the spread of fires.

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