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Our Staff & Contractors 


A successful business takes a team effort, and everyone has an important role to play to ensure the success of our ever growing business. We select only the highest quality trades and dedicated staff. 


We Invest in Our Employees


Having the right team really does make all the difference. We value our employees, because they are the heart of the company.  We know that well-trained, qualified, and licensed professionals not only offer the best service, they also make our team stronger.  We take pride in our continuity and have team leaders and employees who have been with us for decades. When you work with us, we help you become the very best.


Subcontractor and labour Hire - 


Take the stress out of your staffing situation with our tried and tested quality painters ready to work at a moments notice, small or large crews for temporary contract work.

Company Director/Sales Marketing
Julia is the company's director and oversees the successful running of the company.  Being part of a group comprising of a highly competent and dedicated team of professionals.  She never shies away from a challenge and is humble enough to seek guidance from other professionals if needed.  Julia comes to the company with a wealth of knowledge and over 19 years of experience in the painting and decorating industry both in the office and on site. 
Her knowledge of the painting industry comprises of marketing, sales, accounts and administration.  Working within WPHS guidelines and comprising health and safety guidelines for the painting industry, including organising and implementing safe work method statements and various health and safety guidelines for specific construction sites.  
Not afraid to roll her sleeves up, she has also got hands-on experience on site with surface preparation, brush and roller painting both internal and external. 
Site Manager / Head Estimator
Allan has over 37 years of experience in the painting industry, 15 years of which he successfully managed his own Qld based painting company. Elegant Impressions operated primarily in the Qld & NSW residential and commercial markets. After moving on from Elegant Impressions Allan worked as the Site Manager for a medium sized commercial painting company.  
He has now joined our team within Austral Coatings as the new site manager and head estimator, undertaking a combination of residential and commercial projects.  He will be working directly on site painting as well as supervising other team members.  When he's not working hands on Allan is out meeting new clients and estimating new jobs.  
You will find Allan has a wealth of professional and hands on knowledge about the painting industry.  He is passionate about delivering quality work he is a competent and dedicated team member.  Allan's ability to motivate and inspire any team member is invaluable to this company and he regularly holds communication and team building activities. 
Allan is a member of the Master Painters Association, holding both Qld and NSW painting licenses.  Throughout his career, he has trained a number of highly skillful apprentices and won a few awards along the way all through the NSW & QLD apprenticeships board. 

Site Supervisor & Team Leader

Paul is a Qualified painter & Decorator from Island, currently holding his white card, blue card, working with heights certificate, Elevated work platform, work place health & safety competent and current first Aid certificate. His quality of workmanship is second to none, and wealth of knowledge is vast.  He continues to support and encourage our younger and less experienced team members with his dedication to perfection and attention to detail.

Site Supervisor & Team Leader 

Rio is our Qld based Site Supervisor and Team Leader. He is well qualified and holds a current QLD Painting License, white card, blue card, working with heights certificate, Elevated work platform, work place health & safety competent and current first Aid certificate. 

Rio prides himself on a strong work ethic and always amis for high qaulity finnishes.  He strives for a friendly and effecient team environment by motivating and inspirering a number of Australs painting teams.  

Health and fitness is an important part of Rio's life, being a successful rugby player he inspires many young local rugby players and is involved with projects throughout the community both in his hometown NZ and locally here in Brisbane. 

Administration Team


Our  administration team are a specialised and professional group, designed to maximise our companies growth and finances  They are available to help with any of your construction or billing enquiries.



Work Health & Safety Officer
Matthew is our contracting work place health and safety officer.  He is on call for Austral and looks after all our WHS requirements, documentation, staff training and work site safety checks. 
Check out our Job Listings Page for opportunities to join our ever expanding work force, or register to become a Sub-Contractor via our email at


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