Over 30 yearsโ€™ experience in the crane and construction industry


At Universal Cranes, we believe that our employees are our greatest asset. That’s why we’re committed to attracting and retaining the best talent in the industry. As one of Australia’s leading crane hire companies, we offer exciting career opportunities for individuals who are passionate about their work and committed to excellence.


Universal Cranes is proud to have a strong and experienced management team with decades of industry experience. The team is led by Managing Director Albert Smith, who has been in the crane industry for over 40 years and has helped Universal Cranes grow to become one of the largest crane hire companies in Australia.

With their vast knowledge and expertise, the Universal Cranes management team provides safe, innovative and reliable crane solutions for all customers.

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Ready to discuss your crane hire needs? Contact us today to speak with one of our lifting experts and get started on your project.

Our Crane Fleet


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We believe all workplace incidents are preventable through the systematic identification, elimination and control of hazards. Our ISO 45001 and ISO 9001 certified health, safety, and environmental system provides a compliance framework for risk and hazard management. Our in-house maintenance team ensure our fleet is safely well-maintained. Most importantly, we go beyond compliance to maintain an all-inclusive, positive safety culture.


Since our establishment in 1993, Universal Cranes has grown to become one of the leading crane hire companies in Australia. Our history is a testament to our commitment to delivering safe and innovative lifting solutions. In 2023 we are celebrating 30 years in operation. Smithbridge Group are dedicated to joining the forces of the Smith family and our networks to build, construct, lift and move, leaving a mark on the worldโ€™s built environment.