About Us

The History Behind Our Team

A long and respected history of providing local transport services. Today we offer a complete freight handling operation and storage facility, geared towards providing our customers with efficient and appropriate transport services.


At First

Part One Of Our Story

Norman Carriers is a family owned Australian company established by Norman Hearnden in 1949 specializing in wharf cartage to the Melbourne waterfront and local delivery of general freight to metropolitan Melbourne. 



Expansion Into Containerization

The natural progression was expansion into containerization.

In 1976, under the steadfast leadership of Norman’s son, Grahame Hearnden, Norman Carriers was incorporated, marking a significant milestone in its journey. This period laid the foundation for Norman Carriers as a professional, efficient, and customer-focused transport service provider in the western suburbs.



One-Stop Freight Handling Solutions

Furthering the legacy, the company is now helmed by the third generation of the family, Gareth Hearnden. The acquisition of specialist equipment and strategically located depots, including a large commercial storage facility, is all designed to satisfy the needs of our customers.

Norman Carriers now has over 70 years of experience in the transport, general freight, and wharf cartage sectors, providing a complete freight handling operation and storage facility for their long-term and valued client base.

Main Areas We Cover

Cartage / Freight

Project Logistics

Our extensive fleet allows us to handle any cargo, from small packages to oversized equipment. We develop custom logistics solutions that meet specific client needs, including route planning, scheduling, and tracking.

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Goods Caretaking

Biosecurity Services

We offer a full range of quarantine & fumigation services. We have Biosecurity officers regularly onsite to perform all your required quarantine inspections efficiently.

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Goods Handling

Warehousing & Delivery

Our warehouse team is experienced in unloading almost any kind of freight, no matter how big or small. We deliver loose goods right to your door or they can be collected from our depot.

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Port Logistics

From Wharf To Anywhere

Experience Exceptional Service with Norman Carriers: Leading with State-of-the-Art Technology and Equipment. At the heart of our operations lies an unwavering commitment to service excellence.

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