About Us

About AstroHire

AstroHire was founded in 2018 by Karl Joyce, a local to Gympie who has lived in the area since 2005. 

It started with Karl hiring equipment and realising there was an opportunity to hire equipment to others in Gympie and the surrounding areas. 

Karl’s Vision was for AstroHire – originally named Kookaburra Hire to be the industry leader, setting best practices for innovation, equipment and customer service in the dry hire of earthmoving equipment to the QLD civil, construction, mining and municipal industries. 

 The business has grown fast thanks to its solid reputation for quality, well maintained equipment with a flexible, responsive service. 

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. 

Our goal is to become the preferred partner for earthmover dry hire to the civil and construction industries. By providing a service where our clients enjoy an agile, knowledgeable and responsive service it will contribute to AstroHire being a major supplier to QLD’s earthmoving needs.

Our Mission

Astro’s mission is to make ”Project Fulfillment Made Easy” and improve the level of knowledge, skill and productivity within the civil and construction industry. 

Our Values


Our team is responsive and fast to cater to clients' needs, going the extra mile


You can count on all of our team to be honest and honour our word


Every team member's industry and technical knowledge is industry leading


Our focus is on fostering a great sense of community and our team is cheerful givers

Karl Joyce

Managing Director

Karl's passion for exceptional customer service and his desire to see the civil construction industry make productivity gains through the use and implementation of technology is what keeps him going.

With a background in accounting, business and the construction industry, Karl is well placed to steer Astro through the maze of today's connected world and bring cutting edge technology and equipment to the civil and construction industry.

Mitch Alcorn

Business Development Manager

Mitch has many years experience in the rental industry and is a keen networker. He is passionate about seeing the industry succeed and loves meeting new people and connecting with like minded individuals.

Kaine Staveley

Head Mechanic

Kaine is our technical go-to guy and is a wizard on all things mechanical. Kaine has invested in his own education and is key to keeping our fleet running in top condition and our clients running at 100%

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Our ‘Project Fulfilment Made Easy’ approach, plus all the flexibility AstroHire offers makes our team the best choice for your upcoming projects.