About Us

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About AstroHire

AstroHire started out as a small family owned sideline in 2018 originally trading as Kookaburra Hire. Initially, our focus was to serve the DIY market with small excavators and mini loaders, however, through our ‘Customer First’ approach, our range of equipment on offer has quickly grown to include larger machines for the commercial project construction and civil markets.

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Our Vision

Astro’s vision is to be a lifelong partner to our clients, by listening to their needs, earning their trust, and fulfilling their requirements, becoming an asset to their business or project. We will earn their loyalty and respect by providing consistent service and support with a every client treated as an only customer. We want to become the preferred partner for earthmover dry hire to the industries we serve. We will provide an environment where our clients enjoy working with us and where we can bring a spark to everyone’s day, whilst delivering backyard and nation building projects!

Our Mission

Astro’s mission is to help make Australia a Great nation by providing quality equipment to your residential DIY project and our great nation building projects, backed by good old fashioned family values.

Our Values

Customer first

We love raving fans!


In the standard of equipment and service.


At Astro, anything worth doing is worth doing with a WOW!


There is always room for improvement on the road to operational excellence.

The Team


‘the guy at the helm’

Karl’s passion for great customer service and his desire to see people succeed with their projects is what keeps him ticking. With a background in accounting, business and the construction and civil industry Karl is well placed to steer Astro through the maze of today’s connected world in pursuit of the latest technologies to bring to our customers! Not one to stand still, you’ll find Karl down the beach or out having a family BBQ with his wife and children on the weekend.

Patricia Joyce

‘Karl’s brains & wonderful wife’

Trish is the one that keeps Karl going and together they make a great team. Trish looks after all the boring but important stuff like paperwork and invoices, but boy is she good at keeping the books in order!

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You won’t find cheaper. Or, if you do, we’ll match it, GUARANTEED!

Our guarantee, plus all the flexibility we offer make AstroHire the
obvious choice for anyone who has an upcoming project.