our story




Brooks Equipment is a division of Brooks Hire which was established in 1979 by Doug Brooks. Back then, as a long-haired teenager, Doug decided to take a risk and borrow money to buy 2 dismantled compressors, which he fixed and started hiring out. What started as 2 compressors on hire, soon turned into 12 pumps on hire. At the time, Doug was operating the business out of a shed in Eneabba while living in a humpy at the back of the shed and also working locally as a fitter.

In 1982, Doug Brooks purchased his first piece of large mobile equipment, an 8 tonne JEC crane. By the early 90's, his business had grown too big for his shed in Eneabba, and he built his own premises in Coulson Way, Canning Vale. His family was also growing with the addition of his wife Roma, sons Keith and Stuart, and daughter Lenore.

By 2020, Doug & Roma's son, Stuart Brooks was the Managing Director for Brooks Hire. He made the business move to branch out into Transport, Access, and Equipment sales. He successfully negotiated business deals with top suppliers and Brooks Equipment was born.

Today the company has grown to be Australia's largest privately owned equipment hire business and is still being operated by Doug Brooks and his family. We are proud to be 100% Australian family owned and operated.