Peter Milne Earthmoving supplies earthmoving services to all of Western Victoria and beyond

The Milne family prides itself on the quality of their work and can attribute the success of their operation to the large client base that they have developed over the years by offering outstanding service and customer satisfaction.

Peter and Jan Milne founded the business in the 1970s with the purchase of an ex-city council D6C Caterpillar bulldozer.

Additionally, Jan’s father, Peter Gillespie supplied a Thorneycroft Low Loader and a Caterpillar 944A front end loader, which he had purchased new when Jan was born.

The two Peters worked together to repair the machines and readied them for action. Initially, Peter and a single employee worked the district clearing land and constructing dams. Following these humble beginnings, word spread quickly and Peter soon found himself constructing dams further afield.

A large part of the companies work was and remains agricultural land development and water management. Notable clients include former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser on his property Nareen.

Purchases of another Caterpillar D6 Dozer, 215 Excavator and 619 Scraper underpinned growth of the business and were followed by acquisitions of a D7H Dozer and 615 Scraper. A family effort, Peter’s wife Jan looked after the bookwork.

Business management and administrative tasks have, in the course of the business, also spread to Peter and Jan’s son – Paddy Milne. The privately-owned company currently employs approximately 10 machinery operators and mechanics at any given time. The fleet has expanded to more than 40 machines and their various attachments.

A separate entity “Milne Properties” is run by Paddy and supplies quarry products, particularly gravel, and thereby complements Peter Milne Earthmoving’s’ activities.

Operating activities still largely consist of agriculture property improvements, such as the installation of drainages, dam sinking and clearing works, but Peter Milne Earthmoving now also regularly conducts earthworks for the local Shire.

Further, with the support of eldest son James Milne, a civil engineer, the company is also taking on civil construction contracts.


Peter Milne Earthmoving employees a dedicated team of safe and experienced machinery operators to undertake all tasks, our staff hold relevant industry qualifications including construction induction (white card) machinery and spotters tickets, first aid and traffic management.