Walkabout Services

Walkabout Services


This is going to seem like a strange post (of which I've sent in a message to the company anyway), but I really want to share my experience today and I hope the driver gets this passed on.

This afternoon, around 4pm, I was driving south on the M1 at Rochedale (where they have the 5 lanes all open now). I had just merged into the very middle lane, after coming off the Gateway Mwy from Eight Mile Plains.

Knowing what the traffic is like at this time of the day, I was about to change to the second from the right lane to avoid the congestion further down. Before I had a chance to, the cars in front of me (in my lane) were all coming to an abrupt stop, with even a van in front trying to swerve to miss hitting the vehicle in front of them.

Traffic was previously flowing with no problem, so I was going 100km/hr as is the speed limit. I was lucky to have a significant gap in front of me, but even still, I came very close to hitting the car in front of me. I thank my car for having such good brakes!

Problem was, I couldn't swerve away even if I wanted to, but there was a Walkabout Services truck behind me. I knew what it was cause I had just passed the 2 Walkabout Services trucks as we were coming off the Gateway. I'd taken notice of them cause they were shiny like new. I even remember the number plate...WST19 - I think that was the trailer and then the main truck was WST25 (I think). There was another smaller truck/ute as well, but my experience was with the bigger truck.

So I've just managed to stop from running up the back of someone after the abrupt stop, thanking my brakes for doing their job, when I check my rearview mirror to hope that the vehicle behind me was stopping as well. Imagine my horror to see the very same big WST truck bearing down on me!

The reason I'm posting this? Without the swift actions of your driver this afternoon, I very likely would have died (I have a Mazda 3) or at least been severely injured, had your driver hit me.

Thankfully he didn't have a load on, which I'm positive is what contributed to the driver being able to safely swerve out of the lane to avoid hitting me, and continue on the journey south.

It took a while for me to comprehend how close I came to actually being involved in a serious accident, but I thought it was really important to share to let you know the calibre of your drivers, but most of all, to THANK your driver in the truck this afternoon.
I just seen one of your Semi Crane trucks driving threw capalaba park shopping center just now,, a very nice rig u guys have ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Walkabout Services is a specialised crane & transport service contractor with an industry reputation of a modern fleet, performance, quality & reliability

Operating as usual


The flooding also extends along Beenleigh Redland bay road towards Redland bay.

Itโ€™s from the main entrance of river sands all the way up to the caravan parkโ€ฆ

This section of road has now reopened


Beenleigh redland bay road floods 2022

With the unprecedented rainfall we had last week we have had numerous people ask โ€œ whatโ€™s wrong with Beenleigh Redland bay road?โ€ Well itโ€™s still in flood at the moment.

So to access mt cotton road at the moment from the m1 the detour is via
California creek road and onto carbrook road or wuduru road.

Both roads are open to all traffic



Days / Nights, what ever the needs we make it happen - cranage & transport solutions ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Ž


A big Happy Birthday to this guy, The guy behind the scenes that keeps team Walkabout functioning!
Happy Birthday Paul!

Photos from Walkabout Services's post 15/02/2022

Another MG pylon delivered and installed for MG Motors Warwick.


Photos from Walkabout Services's post 27/01/2022

Some bridge works at the Percy Cash Memorial Pedestrian Bridge.


And thatโ€™s a wrap for us, The last pylon sign for 2021!
Happy New Year to all our customers, suppliers! We thank you for 2021 and I hope 2022 will be a safe and prosperous year for us all.
Cheers from myself and my team at Walkabout Services to you all. ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿบ๐Ÿ‘


Itโ€™s not very often you see a oversize jellyfish heading down the highway ๐Ÿ˜ณ Natureworks Australia

Photos from Walkabout Services's post 19/12/2021

Something a little different - 5t Jelly Fish (Sculpture) getting ready to head to Coffs Harbour ๐Ÿ‘


Another Highgrove Bathrooms pylon picked up, delivered and installed today at their brand new showroom in Lawnton this morning. Big thanks to Habitat Creative Co.


Another Day, Another Rebrand....๐Ÿ‘

Photos from Walkabout Services's post 04/12/2021

Starting our operators young at Walkabout Services, welcome aboard Buster (Patrick) and Levi ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Ž

Photos from Walkabout Services's post 30/11/2021

It's raining, it's humid and there is no visible shine here in Brisbane... But WS22 still managed to get the job done for Simply Signs ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Photos from Walkabout Services's post 21/11/2021

Can we reach it? Yes we can!
Getting it done on a Sunday for one of our great clients ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘Œ


Have a good weekend everyone!!

Photos from Walkabout Services's post 16/11/2021

3 x 31500L water tanks and a abs treatment system going in today at wongawallan for Taylex Australia with Cleeland Earthmoving And Demolition ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป

Photos from Walkabout Services's post 15/11/2021

No matter where you are, the view is always better from a Australian Plunge Pools ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป


Today as we always do here at Walkabout Services we stopped work at 11 to reflect and appreciate the sacrifices made by those before us, those with us now and into the future.... For the life we live today.


With Consultation Matters

Photos from Walkabout Services's post 09/11/2021

Some fresh new wall signs installed this morning Arndale Shopping Centre. WS31 doing the heavy lifting for Focus Sign Installations.

Photos from Walkabout Services's post 07/11/2021

Here is the finished product - WS31 ๐Ÿ‘

Photos from Walkabout Services's post 07/11/2021

Bit of an update at Walkabout Services, things have been busy busy busy, with this we have added another 3 crane trucks to our Brisbane fleet last month and a 4th one hit the road today for its 1st job!
We have another one arriving at the end of November too!!

It would be fair to say Christmas has come early at Walkabout Services! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Photos from Walkabout Services's post 06/11/2021

Out with the old and in with the newโ€ฆ.

Photos from Walkabout Services's post 06/11/2021

Helping the guys out at Platinum Aquatics today with some big tanks to installโ€ฆ


Some signage boxes being installed at the RBWH on a Saturday morning ๐Ÿ‘

Photos from Walkabout Services's post 02/11/2021

Some old sign boxes removed and some very big sign boxes installed today in Toowoomba for Image Select. No problem for WS22 and it's impressive reach.
#bigreachspecialists #walkaboutservices #imageselect


This morning we assisted Innovative Rigging Solutions to stand some lights at a private residence. WS22+flyjib made light work of it. 1 setup, 4 lights made for an efficient job.


Sometimes it's not always about how far you can reach, but what works to get the job done๐Ÿ‘๐ŸปWS22 placing large 1ton switchboards into a tight space.

Photos from Walkabout Services's post 27/10/2021

Brand new pylon for the Brand New Burpengary Community Club delivered and installed effortlessly today.๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

Photos from Walkabout Services's post 22/10/2021

WS22 back out at Llewellyn Motors Llewellyn Subaru, Booval to install their fresh new signage. Big thanks to the sales team for accommodating the truck space we needed to complete the works. Thanks again to the Guys at Visual Additions, always a pleasure working with your teamโœŒ๐Ÿป


Which Bank?!


You wouldnโ€™t know that in the last two days we had over 100mm of rain and todayโ€ฆ Boom, cracker of a day working out at the Port of Brisbane, street light services ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘


The early bird gets the worm and the sunrises ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป

Photos from Walkabout Services's post 09/10/2021

Various sized pylons loaded in Central NSW, making there way to the Sunny Queensland for installationโ€ฆ.๐Ÿค 


Putting in New Signals at Nambour tonight โ€ฆ

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Specialised Transport & Installations, Crane Trucks, Do***ng & Rigging



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