Demolition & Decommissioning

Industry-Leading Demolition Contractors

McMahon Services has been a leading provider of demolition and decommissioning services for over 30 years, having completed some of the largest demolition projects ever undertaken in the country. We have worked with industry majors to develop approved code of practice and safe-work procedures that are still used today. Our extensive project experience, exceptional team, innovative methods, and national reach continue to set us apart.

Our Capability


The Demolition division of McMahon Services is equipped with a wide range of excavators, specialist demolition attachments, waste processing and removal equipment, and a fleet of self-delivered cranes. As demolition contractors, our capability includes:

  • Demolition and decommissioning of obsolete industrial and commercial sites
  • Petro-chemical high-risk facilities
  • Multi-level and high rise demolition
  • Internal demolition, refurbishment and structural modifications
  • Explosive charge felling solutions
  • Scrap metal services
  • Vessel dismantle and disposal
  • Emergency response
  • Mine site decommissioning
  • Total or partial demolition of buildings and structures erected by tilt-up construction
  • Heritage works and partial demolition of buildings and structures
  • Removal of brittle or fragile roof material
  • High risk crane and rigging deconstruction projects
  • Engineered structural modifications and propping
  • Recycling and resource recovery
  • Dust, debris, noise, odour and vibration monitoring and control
  • Removal, decontamination and remediation of hazardous materials including asbestos, lead, mercury, PCB’s and radioactive material
  • Integrated early civil works and remediation packages following on from demolition works


Model Code of Practice – Demolition Work

The Safe Work Australia Model Code of Practice for Demolition Work details the scope of demolition work, health and safety duties in relation to demolition work, and how demolition contractors should plan their work and ensure risks are controlled.

Read the full Model Code of Practice: Demolition Work on the Safe Work Australia website.

Extensive Experience

The McMahon Services team of demolition contractors have worked on a variety of demolition and decommissioning projects across the country. We have experience with a range of demolition works, including some of the biggest projects in Australia.


BHP Nth Yard Decommissioning (1)

McMahon Demolition Decommissioning Adelaide Oval

McMahon Hero Shot


McMahon Services has been recognised internationally for our outstanding performance in the demolition and recycling industries.

In 2016, McMahon Services was the Winner of the World’s Best Industrial Demolition Project for our successful decommissioning of major redundant assets within BHP Billiton Iron Ore, Nelson Point Load Out Facility, in Port Hedland, Western Australia.

In 2015, the McMahon Services team won Category A at the Crane Industry Council of Australia Lift of the Year Awards for work completed on the $350 million Adelaide Convention Centre demolition and redevelopment work.

Global Recognition

We have been acknowledged in the Demolition and Recycling International publication’s Top 100 listing of the world’s largest demolition contractors for the last six years.

  • 2018: Position 17
  • 2017: Position 15
  • 2016: Position 20
  • 2015: Position 14
  • 2014: Position 11
  • 2013: Position 10
  • 2012: Position 6
  • 2011: Position 14
  • 2010: Position 17
  • 2009: Position 21
  • 2008: Position 20
  • 2007: Position 19
Do you have an upcoming demolition project? Contact the expert team at McMahon Services to assist you with your estimating and project delivery requirements.
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Adelaide Convention Centre – Deconstruction of Plenary Building
  • Crane & Rigging Services
  • Scrap Metal Services
  • Civil Construction
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Precision Demolition Attachments

Model: Various
Type: Shears, Booms, Grapples, Railbreakers, Buckets and Pulverisers
Capacity / Size: Various
Manufacturer: Various

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Award winning project on iconic ground

Works completed on the $350 million Adelaide Convention Centre redevelopment.

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TasPaper Decontamination & Demolition
  • Asbestos Removal & Hazardous Material Removal
  • Demolition & Decommissioning
  • Environmental Remediation
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Kimberly-Clark Silo Demolition
  • Demolition & Decommissioning
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Delicate removal of chlorinator house
  • Asbestos Removal & Hazardous Material Removal
  • Demolition & Decommissioning
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Adelaide Oval Redevelopment
  • Industrial Services
  • Crane & Rigging Services
  • Scrap Metal Services
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PC1250 Ultra High Reach Demolition Excavator

Model: PC1250
Type: Excavator
Capacity / Size: 125 tonne
Manufacturer: Komatsu

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ACC High Risk Demolition
  • Crane & Rigging Services
  • Demolition & Decommissioning
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Explosive milestone for the Augusta Power Station Decommissioning project

On Friday 9th September the Playford A stack was planned for demolition, reaching the first major milestone in the two yea...

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