Locally Owned Earthmoving and Retaining Wall Contractor

With specialised equipment and deep expertise, every move we make is for your project’s success.

About Us

Servicing the Cairns Region for 10+ Years

At Dixon Excavations, we boast over 40 years of experience helping clients with their earthworks projects.

Whether you’re laying the foundations for a dream home or crafting a new commercial space, our friendly team is here to guide your project from the ground up with expertise and a personal touch.


Let's Help You Pick The Best Service for Your Project

Every service we offer is a testament to our dedication, bringing together the best of machinery and mastery.

Commercial Civil Works

We help commercial businesses navigate their projects, from site cuts, car parks, and pipework with skilled operators and GPS-equipped machines.

Rock Retaining Walls

As QBCC licensed retaining wall contractors, we specialise in rock retaining walls or other materials to meet your specific requirements.

Domestic Civil Works

Cairns locals trust us for their excavation needs, from house pads, water system pipework, retaining walls and more.

Earthmoving Equipment Hire

We provide machine hire with skilled operators: Excavators, Bobcats, Graders, Tip trucks, and more, all on an hourly rate.


Digging Deeper into Quality, Safety, and Efficiency

Skilled Hands, Knowledgeable Minds

Our experienced professionals translate your vision into tangible, impressive results.

The Right Tools for Every Terrain

We utilize specialised machinery tailored to every unique project, ensuring precision and efficiency.

Always Safe, Always Reliable

Experience peace of mind with our strict adherence to industry safety standards and unwavering commitment to your project.


From Our Work to Their Words

Hear from those who’ve witnessed our expertise first hand.
Megan Thomas Cairns

We used Dixon excavations and they were nothing short of Fantastic! Arrived on time and very happy with their work! 5/5 would recommend!

Nic N Cairns

We had John and his amazing team construct our 22m long, 1.5m high concrete sleeper retaining wall. The team were highly knowledgeable, skilled, friendly and efficient. Throughout the process we were highly impressed how quickly they were able to deliver the construction of the wall and to such a high standard. Highly recommend to anyone wanting a reliable tradesman.


Explore Our Hard Work

Experience top-notch excavation services throughout Cairns, the tablelands, and remote FNQ.


How Can We Help Your Next Project?

Each project is unique, and we offer competitive pricing tailored to your needs. Once we understand your project, we can provide a more accurate estimate.
The duration varies based on the project's complexity and scale. We always aim to complete it efficiently without compromising on quality.
We proudly serve Cairns, the tablelands, and even remote FNQ.
Safety is our top priority. We strictly adhere to industry safety standards, ensuring a safe and smooth excavation process for all.

Ready to get started?
Contact our friendly team today!

No matter the size of your project, our team will help guide you through the next steps.