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Looking for labour hire Sydney, Look no further.

Spades provide Labour hire Services WITH PURPOSE.

Not only that, we provide super easy, super-fast, and affordable recruitment services to help Australian construction workers find their best next job and to provide our clients with the best labour hire service.

Spades are more than just a labour hire Sydney company, we're challenging the way the industry thinks about its construction workers.

Want to learn how we do it?

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On this page, we will break down our origin, what we stand for, and everything we do to keep our quality high.

What is BEHIND the labour hire services provided by the Spades.

Spades Labour Hire was created by construction workers for construction workers. We know what it's like to be on the job and how important it is to have a good team around you.

We're all
in this

Building has always been about teamwork.
Along the way the high demand caused construction workers and general labourers to get disconnected. Too casual about their jobs and less part of a team.

As a recruitment agency Sydney, people are our priority. We not only manage workers by allocating them, but we’re committed to providing them with a physically and psychologically safe workplace. Being connected with our workers is what makes workers feel part of something greater.

Empathy and trust.

Have empathy and creating trust are our goals. We create strong relationships with our workers and that is what makes our team great.

This is how teamwork should be.



My name is John and I'm the founder and director at Spades labour hire Sydney.

I came to Australia in 2015. I’ve worked in construction as a labourer for labour-hire companies.

One thing I’ve noticed off the bat when I've worked for these companies is that none of them valued me as a worker nor cared If I did a decent enough job or not.

👉 Most of my coworkers - other labourers - seem very unappreciated or disconnected. The ultimate price was paid by the labour hire employer, who had to deal with a lacking workforce. 


Since I was doing my best, soon after became a spotter for a piling company. Not so long after I learned how to operate an excavator and soon later I was leading a team. It's incredible what a proactive mindset can do.

By then I already had experienced how it was to be a labourer and how it was to be a foreman on site. 

I’ve opened Spades in 2016 to supply my employer at the time with casual workers. By then I knew exactly what workers needed and foremen wanted.

The idea behind Spades was very simple. It was to create close relationships with the employees for them to do a great job for our clients. 

It worked well from day one and is the base for our mission.

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Spades Mission.

  • To provide employees with opportunities to grow.

Spades is a company that recognises its employees' efforts and is what makes us a great brand. We strive to provide them with guidance.

  • To provide clients with talent and engaged workers.

Spades workers shall be known for their proactive attitude and professionalism regardless of the duties or length of the job.

  • To create a frictionless experience.

We bring innovation to the industry by keeping all our documents digital from the field to the office. This is how we save lots of time and heaps of paper.


These three guidelines allow us to strategies what we will do for Spades' future. Here is how they translate as actions:

Workers well being put first.


The Australian construction industry in Sydney is not a walk in the park. It can be a tough, gritty and dirty environment to be working in.

For many people this means jobs with long hours on site, dodging hazards and not working safely, and facing daily traffic can cause plenty of stress. It can also mean depression and drug abuse as they try desperately to find some sense through their day until the next payday.

Bringing the “human” back to human resources.


We care about our worker's mental and physical health by providing support and guidance to our workers to help them through tough times and stressful situations, to get them out of any dark place they might fall into as a result of their demanding jobs.

👉 Taking care of our workers goes beyond giving them jobs, shirts, and a paycheque. It's about developing meaningful relationships.

Looked after workers are GREAT workers.

Teamwork is more than being side by side. We care about each other’s development and wellbeing while keeping our productivity high.

👉 We’ve found out that looking after our workers well being and helping them to develop purpose is not only the right thing to do but is also a profitable strategy.

Building bridges between our labourers and our clients is an excellent way to increase overall efficiency, productivity, and morale. Your business becomes our business too.

We believe that happy workers are productive workers. When workers are is happy and have a purpose, everyone wins.

This is what we mean by frictionless.

We are a labour hire company that offers the quickest and easiest way to hire labourers in Sydney. Our forms and timesheets systems guarantees that all the information is streamlined quickly and precisely to where it needs to go.

All our clients need to do is fill out a WORK ORDER form and Spades will find a worker with the skills you need ASAP.


✔️ Save time by not having to worry about workers who don't show up or do the wrong thing.

✔️ Get peace of mind knowing that you're hiring reliable labourers that work safely.

✔️ Reduce the chances of fraud with GPS tracking and digital timesheets.

✔️ Great construction labour hire rates.

✔️ Order workers via SMS or form 24/7.

What happens next?

Our allocators will get notified in real time when about get in touch to discuss the rates when we select a suitable candidate.

Here is how it goes.




We confirm all the information with you.



We find workers available to do your job.



We get in touch with you to open an account.

Opening an account with Spades Labour Hire

is as easy as 1 • 2 • 3



You will recieve

the contract

along with the rates.



Share what type

of workers you

need and where.



Get your

job done


Fast and reliable systems.


We've created Spades App, that allows our Labourers and Tradesmen to fill out detailed timesheets that get signed off by YOUR supervisor

This system helps to make sure we've got accurate and detailed information from the worker on the field to the project manager in the office.


⏱️ NO MORE wasting time back and forward with Labour Hire paper timesheets.

Save THOUSANDS in bookkeeping with our Detailed Invoicing.

Our unique system creates invoices with all the information you need to pay for our labour hire services fairly and with peace of mind.


1 - Detailed Worked Hours.
Easy to check start, break, and finish times as well as any overtime.

2 - Total Hours and Suburb.

Already calculated totals and job locations for cross-checking.

3 -  Links to Digital Timesheets.

Check which foreman signed workers off every day without having to check on paper or make phone calls.

4 - Total Billable.

Broken down by worker, overtime and allowances. Have a clear view of how much you're expending per type of skill you need.

⚡ Your Labour Hire bookkeeping has NEVER been so fast and easy! 

 Things to know about us.

Spades provide reliable and committed workers that will be your right hands on-site, without breaking the bank. When it comes to Spades Labour Hire in Sydney: Quality pays for itself.

What you’ll get if you start using Spades today:


✅ Respectful attitude. WAY less stress within your team.
Skills and experience. We work with veteran labourers and tradesmen.
Proactive mindset. THINKING workers that don't micromanagement and won't idle.
Self-Managing labourers. Workers that bridge the communication between their supervisor and our allocator. One less thing for you to worry about.

In the office:

Order by phone, text or App, in seconds. As simple as it can be.
Digital timesheets. Signatures are collected by the worker using Spades App and embedded directly into the invoice. No more dirty paperwork.
GPS tracking. Never get hours stolen from you again. Workers are tracked via GPS at the moment of the timesheet signature.

And the basics:

We're fully insured. Workers Comp, Public Liability and Indemnity.
Well managed staff. Properly paid, inducted, instructed and well looked after.
Helpful support. We understand that YOUR success is OUR success. We do our best to make sure your project is getting done right.

What set Spades workers apart.

Happy, motivated workers are better construction workers.

More than other labour hire companies, we believe that looking after our skilled workers goes beyond giving them a job, a shirt, and a paycheque.


✅ People are our priority.

We're committed to providing our workers with a physically and psychologically safe workplace. Being connected with our workers makes them feel a part of the community and something bigger than themselves.


✅ Frequent meetings, calls, and events

We regularly engage with our workers personally. We find the best position and opportunities for each worker that align with their ambitions.


✅ Teamwork and Morale

We care about each other's development, wellbeing, and morale. This is what keeps the productivity of our workers high.

✅ Open to Feedback

Sometimes the best ideas come from the workers on the field. We proactively listen, assess, and improve our workflows and processes.


✅ Shared success

Our guys understand that the client's success is their success. The happier the client, the better future we have. Happy, motivated workers are good workers.

 Spades Labour Hire Sydney usually offers companies like yours:

• Skilled Labourers specialised in YOUR trade • Reliable General Labourers • Site Cleaners (unskilled Labour) • Trade assistants • Leading Hands • Licenced Labourers (Ticket Holders) • Traffic Controllers • Operators (Excavator, Manitou, Forklift, etc.) • Quality service, fast response recruitment solutions. 

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Spades office team



Director and Admin.

He joined the construction industry as a labourer when he arrived in Australia. He learned how to weld and operate machines until he opened Spades and started to run his own teams.



Contract Admin and Allocator


Anderson did labouring for bricklayers for years. That's how we know a guy is tough. When we hired him we didn't know about his management background.
Anderson showed exceptional skills and became the bridge between clients and us.

Other ways we help

Spades labour hire Blog

We create top-tier labour hire Syndey blog content for Construction Workers, Project Managers, and Foremen. Select what you want to learn more about.

Our Labour Hire Blog is updated often with new articles that share all the knowledge you need to get the most out of your workers and your time. It contains ideas, advice, guidance, and support for all parties involved in the construction industry, especially in Sydney and NSW.

The blog represents our mission to improve the industry and help workers, in particular, to develop and advance in their careers.