Based in Cannonvale, Davies Cranes Whitsunday provides lifting services to Airlie Beach, Cannonvale, Proserpine and the surrounding Whitsunday Region.

As the Whitsundays’ leading crane hire provider, our goal is to ensure work practices meet current legislative requirements and safety standards.

Davies Cranes Whitsunday takes great pride with maintaining our equipment fleet to the highest standard.

In addition, we provide qualified and highly experienced personnel to ensure your project is completed on time and on budget.

As a respected locally owned and operated business for over 20 years, we have earned the reputation for reliability and exceptional customer service.

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Meet Our Team!

Ryan Cunningham

Company Director
General Manager

Ryan Cunningham

Operations Manager
Qualified Crane Operator
Qualified Advanced Rigger

Simone Banfield

Administration & Accounts

Our Mission

To focus on the quality of our work, customer service and value for money while caring for the profit and growth of our business.

Our Vision

To establish Davies Cranes Whitsunday as the first choice for cost-effective and reliable lifting services across the Whitsundays region.

Our Values

Our core values define everything we do in our business.


The Previous owners Hilton and Tracey Davies moved to the Whitsunday Region in 1989. Hilton has been involved with the building and construction industry for more than 40 years, gaining a comprehensive knowledge of the crane industry. In this time Hilton worked with some of the largest construction companies in Australia.

In 1998 Hilton purchased his own cranes which were initially contracted to Brambles, servicing the Mackay Region. In 2001, Hilton expanded operations to offer crane hire services in the Whitsundays.

Since then, the Davies have seen steady growth of the Whitsunday region and have accommodated their lifting services to suit the requirements of local demand.

This growth led to the expansion of Davies equipment fleet in 2007, when Hilton purchased the Whitsundays first established crane hire business from Airlie Property Developments (APD), previously known as Hughes Cranes & Earthmoving.

Local History: Hughes Cranes & Earthmoving was established in 1976 and was purchased by APD in 2003. APD continued to expand introducing a new fleet of lifting equipment and continued to employ Hughes existing team of experienced personnel.

Operating under the new name of Davies Cranes Whitsunday, the business continued to operate and employ APD existing personnel.

The Davies take pride in continuing the efforts of Tom Hughes (Hughes Cranes) and Dennis Gillen (APD), who were instrumental in improving and expanding the local crane hire industry.

Davies Cranes Whitsunday was sold by the Davies family in 2022 to Equippedassist Pty Ltd and was again sold in 2023 to Whitsunday Hire Pty Ltd.

The team at Whitsunday Hire Pty Ltdwill continue to trade as Davies Cranes Whitsunday and are dedicated to providing the service locals have come to know and trust over the last 4 decades. To enquire about a lifting solution for your project, give us a call today.

Proud to Sponsor

Whitsunday turtle resuce centre

We love supporting locals and proud to be helping out the team at Eco Barge Clean Seas who are a not-for-profit environmental organisation, established in Airlie Beach to engage the community to protect the marine life and aquatic environment of the Whitsunday region by:

  • Removing marine debris to reduce its impacts
  • Reducing land-based litter and littering behaviour to prevent the occurrence of local marine debris
  • Recycling and transforming ocean plastics to reduce landfill
  • Providing care for sick and injured marine turtles
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We are pleased to announce that Davies Cranes Whitsunday are now an annual sponsor of VMR Whitsunday and we look forward to assisting this great community service with the approval of their expansion for training rooms and the Marine Rescue Centre.