Our story

Master Builders Victoria was established in 1875 by a group of distinguished builders intent on raising standards within the industry.

Since that time the organisation has grown to become a pre-eminent industry voice with members universally renowned for their reliability, skill and professionalism.

A broad based organisation, Master Builders services the needs of the entire industry, from residential to commercial and engineering businesses, principal contractors to subcontractors, tradies, manufacturers and suppliers.

We continually assist in developing the skills of our members by providing access to a wide range of services, an impressive degree of recognition, as well as representation to government and industry. 

What is a Master Builder?

Master Builders are held to the highest industry standards. To become a Master Builder, members are required to undergo a series of stringent checks.

 We strongly encourage those members with the necessary knowledge and experience to become a Registered Building Practitioner. Only those members with Victorian Building Authority (VBA) registration can call themselves a Master Builder.

 A Master Builder is proud, respected and constantly developing their craft. They are self employed builders and building and construction companies. Master Builders are companies, big and small, residential and commercial, and subcontractors and have built many of the most well recognised buildings in Victoria.

 A Master Builder is different from other builders. A Master Builder is highly regarded by consumers reflecting high standards and professionalism.

 Is your builder a Master Builder?

Meet some Master Builders

Impresa House Specialist contractor

Every now and then a business comes along that is doing something entirely new. Impresa House is one such business.

Lyons Construction Commercial builder

You can’t talk about the Geelong building industry without mentioning Lyons Construction

Larkin and Drought Homes Housing builder

Dynamic duo Drew Larkin and Craig Drought are a fine example of Master Builders getting the most out of their membership.

Member testimonials

"You’ve just got to support the organisation that you’re a member of. Support the system that supports you. I use all the Master Builders services. You always learn something from these meetings. I find it very useful."

- Sirous Kousari, Siemens Constructions

"We looked around and found that Master Builders with all of the history that they have and the benefits that they offer, was absolutely the right organisation for us to join."

- Sean Morley, CEO, Impresa House

"The support that I received during my time at Master Builders was above what I expected. The trainers were always willing to listen to any questions and the staff were always happy to assist."

- Vanessa Borg, Certificate IV in Building student

Master Builders awards

Strategic imperatives

Our strategic imperatives guide everything we do:


Our empowered people and innovative systems deliver outstanding performance.


Our voice and leadership drive positive change.


Our members' and customers' success is our success.


Our communication and relationships deliver value.

Our people

The Master Builders executive team represents decades of dedication and experience working in corporate governance and operations.

Mark Little MBV President Little Constructions

Little Constructions Director Mark Little has worked in the building and construction industry for more than 25 years. He holds his...

Geoff Purcell - Deputy President Kane Constructions Pty Ltd

Kane Constructions Director Geoff Purcell has worked in the building and construction industry for 25 years. He holds his position...

Hansen Yuncken

Richard has 24 years building industry experience in Melbourne, Sydney and Singapore having started as a construction labourer in 1992....

Michael Clemenger Built Environs Pty Ltd

Ashley Tonkin-Hill Wagstaff Piling Pty Ltd

Lisa Hollingsworth Latrobe Building Services Pty Ltd

Stuart Allen Stuart Allen Building

Mark Phillips Bunnings Group Limited

Mark Little MBV PresidentLittle Constructions

Little Constructions Director Mark Little has worked in the building and construction industry for more than 25 years. He holds his...

Geoff Purcell - Deputy PresidentKane Constructions Pty Ltd (Deputy President)

Kane Constructions Director Geoff Purcell has worked in the building and construction industry for 25 years. He holds his position...

Hansen Yuncken

Richard has 24 years building industry experience in Melbourne, Sydney and Singapore having started as a construction labourer in 1992....

Michael ClemengerBuilt Environs Pty Ltd

Dale KennedyHarris HMC

Ashely LevinWolf Construction Australia Pty Ltd

Ashley Tonkin-HillWagstaff Piling Pty Ltd (Specialist Contractor)

Greg ColeNuform Steel Fabrications Pty Ltd (Specialist Contractor)

Neil Grenfell Australian Gas Networks Limited (Materials, Manufacturing & Supply)

Lisa HollingsworthLatrobe Building Services Pty Ltd

Pasquale Garofalo AHB Australia Pty Ltd

Stuart Allen Stuart Allen Building

David RoweBond Homes (Country)

Mark PhillipsBunnings Group Limited

Rebecca Casson Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Rebecca empowers the MBV team to lead a future-ready industry that builds a better world. Rebecca is an outstanding advocate for the...

Melissa Greenall Executive Director Growth & Relationships

Mell Leads the membership, communication, sponsorship, marketing and events teams. Mell inspires her team to put our members first...

Michaela Lihou Executive Director Strategy, People & Influence Michaela Lihou

Michaela leads the development of our corporate strategy and empowers our team to live and inspire MBV's values, and consistently strengthen...

Saeed Mirbagher Executive Director Commercial & Corporate

Saeed leads the commercial teams, including the Master Builders Training Institute and Master Builders Building Services teams; he...

Tristan Moseley Executive Director Legal, Risk & Compliance, General Counsel and Company Secretary

Tristan provides expert advice, guidance and direction to the CEO, Board and Council of Management on effective governance policies...

Stuart Allen Building
Eccles Homes Pty Ltd
Ovens & King Builders Pty Ltd
Hedger Constructions Pty Ltd
Little Constructions Pty Ltd
Bond Homes
Built Environs Pty Ltd
APM Group (Aust.) Pty Ltd
Hansen Yuncken Pty Ltd
Constructive Group Pty Ltd
Harris HMC Construction Pty Ltd
Wolf Construction Australia Pty Ltd
Becon Constructions Aust. Pty Ltd
Exco Construct Pty Ltd
Edgecorp Constructions Pty Ltd
CPB Contractors Pty Ltd
Latrobe Building Services Pty Ltd
Elite Building Services (Vic) Pty Ltd
The Trustee for Coulter Family Trust, T/A Mortar Life Quality Builders
Fasham-Johnson Pty Ltd
AHB Australia Pty Ltd
Hermitage Properties Pty Ltd
Boutique Homes Pty Ltd
Acustruct Builders and Developers
Mazzei Homes Pty Ltd
Blue Line Construction Pty Ltd
Bunnings Group Limited
Borg Manufacturing Pty Ltd
Vic Commercial Pty Ltd
Origin Energy Services Limited
Australian Gas Networks Limited
ELWD (Elwood Workwear)
Wagstaff Piling Pty Ltd
Rock Up Group Pty Ltd (ATF for Rock Up Group)
Professional Plumbing Contractors Pty Ltd
Nuform Steel Fabrications Pty Ltd
Industrial Demolition Services Pty Ltd
Multiworks Australia Pty Ltd
Aus Struct Services Pty Ltd
Deandrea Consultancy
Hamilton Family Trust

Kids under cover and the cubby house challenge

Master Builders has supported youth homelessness charity Kids Under Cover for more than 25 years. During that time our Board, executive team and members have supported events like the Cubby House Challenge, made donations and volunteered time. Our contribution was publicly acknowledged in 2003 when Master Builders was named a patron of Kids Under Cover.

Recognising the part we could play in effecting policy change for Kids Under Cover, Master Builders also lobbied for changes to the building planning regulations. In 2006 Kids Under Cover became exempt from building planning permits and in turn, benefited from a shorter construction lead-time.

Master Builders hosted the 2009 pilot Cubby House Challenge at the Building and Home Improvement Expo, allowing the charity to test the concept and create what has become a signature event for Kids Under Cover.

Our financial contribution has reached more than $50,000 but it is our lobbying, advice and advocacy that has been critical to the development of the charity. Without this, the team at Kids Under Cover say they would not have been able to deliver 450-plus studios and supported more than 3000 young people since they began.

More support

Master Builders regularly contributes in a range of ways to a variety of other benevolent organisations. These include:

• Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea
• Australia’s Biggest Game of Cricket
• SIDs Red Nose Day
• Charity Golf Days in Bendigo, Wodonga and Traralgon
• Sacred Heart Mission

Master Builders donated $5000 to the Sacred Heart Mission at the end of 2016, a lump sum of staff fundraising efforts throughout the year.

Every two days, an Australian builder or construction worker takes their own life. Furthermore, construction workers are six times more likely to die from suicide than an accident at work and one in five Australian workers is likely to be experiencing a mental health issue at any one time – that figure rises to one in four among construction workers.

These confronting facts are both deeply disturbing and preventable. Our members have highlighted the importance of mental health in our industry and asked for our help, compelling us to recognise our place in that support network. As a large member organisation, we have a range of ‘touch points’ with builders, enabling us to open that imperative dialogue on mental health awareness.

In response, our OHS department has launched two mental health training courses, Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Workplace Training, plus Mental Health Toolbox meeting scripts. We have also featured a foreword by beyondblue chairman, Jeff Kennett, in our member magazine plus feature articles and builder profiles on the issue. Mental Health information has also been incorporated into our Trade Nights.
We hope that by providing information, training and opportunities for discussion, we can help address the over representation of our industry colleagues in mental health statistics.

For more information about how our OHS department can help you with mental health contact us on (03) 9411 4555.
If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health issues, contact beyondblue on 1300 224 636.

Established in 2010, the Master Builders Foundation has been instrumental in nurturing the careers of young apprentices and those in the early stages of their careers in the building and construction industry. The Foundation has awarded over 110 scholarships, providing more than $230,000 of financial assistance for training and tools.

We look forward to continuing that support.

Please contact us to find out more about applying for a scholarship or making a tax-deductible donation to the Master Builders Foundation by emailing [email protected].

"If you have goals to go further in the industry, you may as well go for a scholarship because it will help you make that next step.”

"The $10,000 went a long way towards getting my license, otherwise it would have been hard to afford a diploma, get a good computer and software as an apprentice let alone get registered.”

Devin Grant, Granted Constructions (Foundation Scholarship winner 2013 and Master Builders Apprentice of the Year 2011)