About Us 2018-11-21T06:10:24+00:00

Originating in 1985, Barnes Mobile Engineering offered Australia’s most easterly engineering services, repairing boat trailers and boats on some of Byron’s most iconic beaches. Back in those days, it was all about getting the fisherman back to sea, hoping his catch would result in payment back at the “local” at the end of the day.

Fast forward, and Barnes Mobile Engineering, still based in Byron Bay, provides all your general engineering needs including fabrication of steel, stainless steel and aluminium; sheet metal rolling, folding and guillotining, together with hydraulic pipe bending.

Since 1985, Barnes Mobile Engineering has been a provider of engineering and fabrication services to a variety of industry sectors and personal customers, always ensuring top quality workmanship, on-time delivery and within budget.

We have a strong focus on quality advice and service, highest level of workmanship and competitive pricing.

We have worked with:


Byron Shire Council (Preferred Supplier)

Handrails, Buildings, Water Infrastructure


Hanson Constructions

Machinery maintenance and repairs


Spanline Australia

Fabrication of parts

We are suppliers of steel, stainless steel and aluminium, and provide a range of hydraulic hoses and fittings for machinery repairs.

Our workshop is home to Byron’s only precision lathe with a swing diameter of 400mm and a bed length of 1200mm.
The man behind the chuck (owner/operator Jeff Barnes) can still cut threads from the British Standard whitworth days.
Despite his vast knowledge of an old craft, he still approaches any challenge thrown at him by clients, with a youthful enthusiasm and sense of humour!