St Hilliers is a trusted contractor of the Department of Defence with extensive experience delivering Defence projects throughout Australia for over 20 years.

We understand the unique contracting environment that comes with delivering projects for the Department of Defence in live operational environments and have mature polices and procedures embedded in our management approach to ensure we strictly meet all requirements

This has culminated in St Hilliers being recognised in 2020 as the 3rd largest Defence SME (Small to Medium Enterprise), 2nd largest ANZ SME, and the 33rd largest Defence contractor overall.

St Hilliers have, and are, working in all forms of Defence operating environments including high security (Zone 4, 5+, SCIF, armories), live environments, expansive sites with concurrent work fronts, multi-sites and design and construct contracts. The nature of the works St Hillers typically delivers for Defence includes:

Capital Facilities Infrastructure

Training Facilities – ranges, UOTF’s, driver training facilities, HIET facilities, simulator facilities, classroom facilities

Explosives processing and storage

Vehicle storage and workshops

Support infrastructure

Fire fighting, communications, water, power

Estate Works Program



Remediation and contamination

Civil infrastructure, roads and fire trails

Safety and compliance upgrades

Security upgrades

Engineering services upgrades

Maintenance facilities

It has been a pleasure working with the collective team at St Hilliers.

Their dedication, drive and customer focus is commendable and without the ongoing support and commitment, we would not be where we are today. Your efforts haven’t gone unnoticed and are genuinely appreciated.

Tracy Wilcox

/ Senior Project Manager

Our Team

General Manager Brant Wood


Brant Wood General Manager

As St Hilliers General Manager, Brant brings over 20 years of construction experience to strategically drive a positive and collaborative team. His belief in accountable objectives ensures that his team are able to deliver on what we promise; deliver to our clients; deliver to industry partners; and deliver to our work mates. Additionally, Brant is responsible for the overall operations of the St Hilliers Contracting business, including the formulation, implementation and monitoring of strategic and business plans. Central to this is a commitment to sustainable, long term client and industry partner relationships, while driving continual improvement to deliver efficient and best practice across the business.

Construction Manager Reece Beutel


Reece Beutel Construction Manager

Reece has exclusively worked on Defence projects at St Hilliers; thriving in technically challenging environments. He has successfully managed many complex building and infrastructure projects, including high security, explosive ordnance, fuel and PFAS treatment works. As the Construction Manager, combined with his technical aptitude and background in civil engineering, Reece shares a strong appreciation for value engineering and value of money outcomes through the teams and contracting partners he works with.

Corporate Support

Chief Executive Officer Dan Hinton


Dan Hinton Chief Executive Officer

In his role of Chief Executive Officer, Dan is ultimately responsible for the overall management of the company operations. He is involved in the identification and procurement of projects for the business unit by retaining and expanding the existing client base.
In addition, he leads the Managers to ensure all projects undertaken by the business unit meet or exceed their required performance targets in relation to schedule, quality and budget. Dan has been with St Hilliers for over 10 years and in that time has forged firm relationships with our key clients.

National HSE & Systems Manager Geoff O’Shea


Geoff O’Shea National HSE & Systems Manager

Geoff is responsible for the overall management of St Hilliers Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) Systems and our Integrated Management System which includes ensuring implementation and compliance on all our projects.
As a Federal Safety Commission accredited builder, St Hilliers systems and practices are audited regularly and Geoff manages this process with the relevant projects.

Defence Projects

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Armoured Fighting Vehicles Facilities Program – Stage 1 Puckapunyal Military Area
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Armoured Fighting Vehicles Facilities Program – Stage 1 Lavarack Barracks
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Solar Array at Harts Range
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