About Us

About Us

Hare & Forbes Machineryhouse have been supplying NEW & USED Workshop & Engineering Equipment since 1930.

Foundation principles have not changed to this date - to offer one of Australia's most extensive ranges of workshop machinery and machine tool accessories, at the best possible price.

Currently we are one of the largest stockists and suppliers of machine tools, sheet metal and fabrication equipment in Australia. We aim to serve all machinery needs throughout Australia.
With our head office and warehouse located in Sydney, and supply branches and agencies in all major capitals.

We stock a comprehensive range of:
• CNC Machinery
• Conventional Machinery
• Sheet Metal Machinery and Fabrication Equipment
• Tooling and Machine Accessories
• Wood Working Machinery
• Spare Parts
backed by experienced technicians providing ongoing service and support.

Hare & Forbes Machineryhouse carries over 30 agencies,

Some agencies included are sourced from:
Australia, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey

CNC Lathes:
Every CNC machine that arrives from Doosan and Hartford has a thorough pre-delivery inspection check prior to shipment to our customers. Each machine is tested for at least 24 hours ensuring all features are functioning correctly. Our price includes delivery, installation and commissioning as well as operator and programmer training.

Our team of service engineers will ensure that your machine is always available for production. To assist help them, we have over 10,000 factory spare parts at our head office in Northmead, NSW. If we do not have the parts, they can be located from the main factories in South Korea and Taiwan.

All the best selling machines in the Doosan range are available on an ex-stock basis but should we not have a machine to your exact requirements available, we can locate machines from the factories within 4 to 6 weeks.

One of the strong points of a partnership with Hare & Forbes Machineryhouse is the knowledge that the business has been built on a reputation of Service. Hare & Forbes Machineryhouse has established a reputation over 84 years and is now the leader in CNC, conventional machine tools & workshop equipment in Australia.

To maintain leadership in the Australian market, our dedicated purchasing department are committed to sourcing new innovative products & agencies from the world’s leading manufacturers, ensuring that our valued customers receive high quality products at affordable prices.

Quality Control
Trained technical staff thoroughly check every shipment to ensure quality and reliability. With a fully equipped workshop available for modifications and pre-delivery testing.

Our specialist applications & training teams offer complete operator training programmes as a part of a machine sale or to suit specific customer requirements. A full range of training programmes are available starting with the basic introduction course running up to a more advanced course.

We carry one of the largest stock of spare parts for our HAFCO machinery in the country. We have a dedicated service team whose sole job is to assist you with your spare parts needs for now and in the future.

“When you purchase a machine from Hare & Forbes Machineryhouse its not just a sale it’s a partnership”

“Customer service is a term we take seriously. We have a good team trained ready to assist you with any inquiry you may have”



1930 Hare & Forbes was established by John Edward Hare & Henry Forbes at Redfern, NSW

1949 Hare & Forbes moved to a new and larger showroom at Parramatta, NSW

1989 Hare & Forbes Brisbane branch opened at Woolloongabba

1994 Brisbane branch moved into a larger showroom at Macgregor

2000 Sydney head office moved from their Parramatta location to a new super showroom at "The Junction Complex" Northmead, with over 4000m2 of display under one roof, along with the new business name of Hare & Forbes Machineryhouse

2001 Sydney warehouse was purchased at Briens Road, Northmead to meet the expansion of handling, testing, quality control & workshop facilities

2002 Hare & Forbes Machineryhouse acquired Herless Machinery, the largest machine tool company in Melbourne, this acquisition also included a branch in Perth

2004 Brisbane branch again moved into a new and larger 4200m2 showroom & warehouse, centrally located at Coopers Plains

2005 Perth branch expanded into a larger 1000m2 showroom located at Belmont

2006 Melbourne branch moves into a larger showroom & warehouse to meet the expansion of handling, testing, quality control & workshop facilities in the industrial area of Dandenong

2008 Hare & Forbes Machineryhouse launched the website www.machineryhouse.com.au which includes:
Over 3,000 products
Online shopping cart
User-friendly search engine
Comparison tables with similar products
Detailed product information & images

2009 Hare & Forbes Machineryhouse launched the new website www.cncmachine.com.au to showcase our CNC machine tools range

2011 launched new & improved website www.machineryhouse.com.au with many new features, and a revamped user friendly interface to help customers benefit as much as possible and make their shopping experience memorable.

New Website Features:
- Improved user friendly home page
- Over 4,000 detailed products
- Monthly specials, Package deals, Stock clearance
- New product release
- Improved search engine & navigation with drop-down category menu
- Category images helps find your product quicker than before
- Compare products page within category
- Recommended accessories for each product
- Add to wish list and review at a later date
- Secure online ordering with shopping cart
- Stock level indications
- Freight calculator
- Print PDF product brochures

2012 Sydney warehouse moves closer to its showroom & into a large 4500 square metre warehouse with new storage facilities to meet the expansion of Handling, Testing, Quality control, Quicker despatches & Pick ups.

2014 Brisbane branch again moved into a new and larger 3700m2 showroom across the road at 625 Boundary Road Coopers Plains, whilst maintaining there current building as a 4200m2 warehouse.