Our Company



    Richard and Carol Nicholson at our Graffin Cresent workshop

    Our History

    Winnellie Group is a proudly local, family owned business, established by Richard Nicholson in Darwin in July, 1983. Winnellie Group has built its reputation from the ground up as ‘the go-to’ specialist hydraulic company, in the Northern Territory.

    The company remains in the family with Max Nicholson (Richard’s son) now serving as General Manager with a focus on maintaining the companies first class service levels and strong reputation in the industry. We are passionate about our business with innovation and continuous improvement at the forefront of our mission statement for large resources industries & companies across both Darwin and Perth.

    Originally specialising in the service of hydraulic components in the transport, commercial fishing and earth moving industries Winnellie Group grew with the rest of the Territory to develop a name for itself amongst the larger resource industries as they began to expand their presence around the Northern Territory.

    in 1983 Richard Nicholson started Winnellie Group

    To this day, we have retained these working relationships providing specialist hydraulic and pneumatic advice, sales and service and have continued to grow with the ever-changing demands and needs of our customers.

    Our team prides itself on delivering a level of industry knowledge, customer service and after sales/service support that is unrivalled in the Northern Territory. We consider open communication between our team and our customer’s the key to our successful business and encourage honesty within this process to ensure we retain this level of service.

    Our Future

    We understand that our customers need somebody to take ownership of their problems and value our commitment to not only standing by and supporting what we sell with service capability but also sourcing, supplying and maintaining equipment outside our usual scope as well. Within this process there’s often several hands that form the critical chain of supply particularly when dealing with inter-state freight which we ultimately take responsibility for allowing our customers to concentrate on what they need to. Run their business!

    It’s, for this reason, we have just released ‘On-site Tool Audits’, increased our hire fleet to include Enerpac and RAD bolting equipment and also calibration all backed up with the Winnellie Group service we’ve been providing for 30 years.

    As Darwin transforms into a dominant resource hub for Northern Australia with the construction of the INPEX Ichthy’s project, Shell Prelude and the expanding and emerging mineral extraction projects around the Top End we continue to strengthen and build on our experience, resources and partnerships to further serve these industries well into the future.

    Winnellie Group is started by Richard Nicholson from the corner of a rented shed on Graffin Crescent


    Business slowly grows servicing local earthmoving, transport and commercial fishing clients.


    First order received via fax machine. Big technological break through for business!


    Relocated to bigger facility on Reichardt Rd


    Significant boost from construction of Conoco Phillips DLNG facility


    Significant boost from mining industry


    Richards son Max Nicholson joins Winnellie Group


    Significant boost from construction of INPEX’s Ichthys Project


    Directors Richard and Carol Nicholson retire after 30 years operating Winnellie Group


    Winnellie Group engage the help of business experts Maurie Hill & John Mackenzie


    Max Nicholson is appointed General Manager of company


    Hire fleet capability expanded significantly


    Offshore hose capability expanded significantly


    Gas process valve capability expanded with a trip to France


    Mobilising of offshore technicians for shutdown campaigns

    Award winner

    NTEIA Chief Ministers 2018 Resource, Supply and Service award winner

    Community initiatives

    Winnellie Group raises $14,000 for Food Bank NT by donating $100 per order placed in March

    ISO accreditation achieved for Quality Safety & Environment.

    Winnellie Group expansion across Australia with offices now in Queensland and Western Australia


    Winnellie Valve & Process division launched marking an exciting new chapter for our team, our suppliers and valued customers allowing us to provide an even closer focus to their critical valve & process applications Australia wide


    Appointment of technical experts across a range of disciplines further bolstering Winnellie Groups capability across Australia

    • New apprentices and trainees
    • Increased national footprint
    • Implement ‘Towards 2025’ vision


    Winnellie Group is committed at all levels to maintaining the highest standard of quality to our clients. We are able to achieve this goal by adhering to Australian and internationally recognised standards across all operation’s process, products and services in compliance with,

    • NATA calibration and manufacturing (As standard) by outsourcing NATA experts
    • UKAS calibration and manufacturing (As standard)
    • Material Certification available (where applicable)
    • ISO-9001
    • Client Specifications
    Our objectives are to ensure that
    • Every product that leaves our facility is of high quality with full identification traceability
    • Responsibilities and authorities within the company are assigned, communicated and understood
    • Maintenance and calibration of plant and equipment is carried out as scheduled
    • ISO-9001
    • ISO-14001
    • ISO-45001
    • All manufacturer guarantees and warranty commitments are upheld with highest priority
    • Lead time and delivery is expedited is every event where possible to ensure minimised downtime

    Winnellie Group has a strong long term focus on first class delivery of industry leading products, services and support with a continuous improvement culture deeply ingrained ensuring we remain a recognised market leader across Oil & Gas, Mining, Marine and Local Industry.

    Industry Partners

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    Jutta TilleryJutta Tillery
    14:34 02 Apr 22
    Excellent customer service, kept us updated throughout the delivery process really looking forward to doing business with Waltan Tools again soon
    Daniel and ScottDaniel and Scott
    12:02 29 Jun 21
    We have done business with Winnellie Hydraulics on numerous occasions and find them to always be nothing but professional, honest and reliable.Their customer service is excellent and they are always a pleasure to work with. We would highly recommend Winnellie Hydraulics and we look forward to continuing business with Max and the team in the up and coming future.
    Damien PedersenDamien Pedersen
    06:23 15 Feb 21
    Winnellie Hydraulics are up most professional and I am always impressed with the service offered and provided. The team at Winnellie Hydraulics are highly skilled, innovative and ever reliable. They continue to be the Territory’s leading service specialists within the fields of the hydraulic and pneumatic services and solutions. The team have a broad range of knowledge in hydraulic, pneumatic, hose management and products across a extensive range of divisions. The team at Winnellie Hydraulics are easy to work with and really appreciate their customers and strive for continuous business improvement.
    Rob NorthRob North
    07:53 10 Feb 21
    Efficient, professional and dedicated. The team at Winnellie Hydraulics are a pleasure to work with and are customer service specialists.Max and the team have taken on many challenges to assist with emergent scopes at our onshore facility in Darwin. They go above and beyond to meet the timeline required without missing a beat on quality.I highly recommend dealing with them and look forward to future business.Thanks guys
    Sonia HarveySonia Harvey
    05:25 08 Feb 21
    The team at Winnellie Hydraulics are customer service specialists! They certainly go above and beyond to meet the needs of customers and are a great local service and supply business. I highly recommend dealing with them.
    Darren SteeleDarren Steele
    02:59 07 Feb 21
    For all your Hydraulic & Pneumatic needs, Winnellie Hydraulics has you covered.Max and the team run a great operation that supports the Oil & Gas and Mining industries.With great brands supporting them, they are truly the one stop shop for all your engineering needs.
    Dipak NandDipak Nand
    23:06 04 Feb 21
    The team at Winnellie hydraulics, is great to work with, they understand our priority and service delivery to our Defence clients, No job too small or big and delivering of high quality products and service. Also really easy to deal with in regards to faults/ warranty and SME service . Highly recommended to use.
    Darren UptonDarren Upton
    22:54 04 Feb 21
    Winnellie Hydraulics are a Parker PPD for the NT which means they have full access to all Parkers Hannifin products & our local Engineering team in Australia who can work with Winnellie on any projects where clients needs are meet using Parkers products & their insulation experience
    Ben TilbrookBen Tilbrook
    07:35 04 Feb 21
    Outstanding commitment to their customers, in my experience there isn’t anything that is too hard for this mob. Always prepared to find solutions to their customers now matter how big or small the request. A great family business who take pride in providing product and service.
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