Based in Sydney, Newcastle, Brisbane, Perth and Darwin, Royal HaskoningDHV Australia provides independent engineering, environmental and project management consultancy services to companies around the nation – and in neighbouring regions, including New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
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Our specialist engineers and scientists design and implement resilience and business continuity solutions for clients in a range of industries. From coastal, floodplain, and maritime projects through water, infrastructure, and industry to mining, energy, and engineering – we have the experience and expertise to help you overcome the challenges facing modern society.

Our expertise

Smart ports, maritime consulting, climate resilience, and more

Our team has extensive local and international experience assisting clients in all phases of their projects. Whether you need help with feasibility studies and approvals, design, documentation, and execution, or maintenance and asset management support, we are on hand to assist.

Our key areas of expertise include:

  • Coastal structures (breakwaters, seawalls, etc.)
  • Maritime structures (quay walls, wharves, jetties, wildlife impacts)
  • Dredging and land reclamation
  • Port planning and strategy
  • Floodplain management and flood forecasting
  • Environmental assessments and approvals
  • Climate change adaptation studies
  • Coastal management
  • Climate hazard risk assessment
  • Coastal, river and estuary management planning
  • Marinas and small craft facilities
  • Marine sediment and water quality testing
  • Bridge and civil infrastructure design and asset management (road and rail)
  • Water resource management
  • Metocean data collection, analysis, and interpretation

Where technology meets expertise

Our experts in Australia are supported by our international teams across the globe, with knowledge sharing and collaboration between offices ensuring our clients always receive the best level of service.

Our team have a long and successful track record of specialist consultancy and project delivery in coastal, maritime, and waterway fields. Every one of us is dedicated to exploring the practical applications of the latest technologies to deliver innovative, cost-effective, and timely solutions to complex challenges.

The key to this is developing an intimate understanding of the challenges you face. Accordingly, we build strong relationships with each of our clients, going above and beyond to understand their business needs so our projects deliver optimal outcomes, time after time.

In addition, our high-level technical expertise adds extra value by identifying opportunities for significant cost reductions through design, innovation, digital solutions and risk management processes.

And our familiarity with environmental, planning, and approval legislation, statutory requirements, and conditions of contract enables us to minimise and effectively manage project risks.

Combining our global vision with local expertise

The world needs water. It’s essential for health, society, and prosperity. It’s part of life itself. But increasing regulations and the acceleration of climate change are putting pressure on water utilities and industrial water users. We need to change our relationship with water to protect supply for the future.

Water technology for sustainable water management
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Climate resilience

As the atmosphere warms and sea levels rise, climate hazards are becoming more frequent and more severe. Even as carbon emissions reduce, the risk of flooding, coastal erosion, droughts, heatwaves, and storms will continue to increase. The earlier we can protect people, assets, and infrastructure, the better.

We bring a unique blend of consultancy, design, engineering and software solutions which address climate mitigation and adaptation. From climate change awareness, risk modelling and adaptation planning to nature-based solutions and early warning systems, we support you in every step of your journey.


Ports are facing generational challenges - from the need to increase productivity using digitalisation and automation to climate change, the drive to net zero and a stronger focus on sustainability. Whether you are upgrading existing facilities, planning new infrastructure or optimising operations, our Smart Port and Green Port solutions can meet this demand for transformation across the whole chain of port development. We can place smart and green operations at the heart of your port and improve the efficiency of your activities through digitalisation and automation, while ensuring business continuity. As one of the largest groups of maritime consulting engineers in the world, we bring world-leading expertise in maritime infrastructure and operations as well as 35 years of experience in the Asia Pacific region.

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