Australian Retaining Walls Price Guides

Here is a rough idea of the price per square metre (m2) for all types of retaining walls and how long a properly designed and constructed retaining wall will last.

Key factors that influence pricing are:

  • Site Accessibility and Preparation:


    Difficult access to the site can increase labor and equipment costs, as can the need for extensive site preparation, such as excavation, grading, or clearing vegetation.

  • Design Complexity and Features:


    Custom designs, curves, steps, or integrated features like lighting or seating can add to the complexity and cost of the project.

  • Ground Conditions and Drainage Requirements:


    Poor soil conditions, high water tables, or the need for extensive drainage solutions can significantly impact the overall cost due to additional materials and labor.

Understanding the costs involved in building concrete retaining walls can help you make an informed decision. Below is a detailed breakdown of the costs for various types of concrete retaining walls, including factors that influence these costs.

Cost Factors Life Expectancy Average Cost per Square Metre

Besser Block Retaining Walls Case Studies

Wall height, site conditions, design complexity, reinforcement 60+ years $650 - $850

Concrete Sleeper Retaining Walls Case Studies

Installation complexity, site preparation, drainage solutions 15-25 years $480 - $680

Crib Retaining Walls Case Studies

Material type, wall dimensions, construction complexity, site conditions 40+ years $680 - $860

Diamond Block Retaining Walls Case Studies

Block quality, wall height, design complexity, site conditions 50+ years $450 - $680

Flush Face Garden Wall Concrete Blocks Case Studies

Block type, wall dimensions, design and finish, site accessibility 50+ years $360 - $460

Keystone Vertica & Heron Retaining Walls Case Studies

Material quality, wall height, design complexity, site conditions 50+ years $450 - $680

Windsor Stone Block Retaining Walls Case Studies

Material type, wall dimensions, design complexity, site accessibility 50+ years $360 - $460

Terrace Block Retaining Walls Case Studies

Block quality, wall height, construction complexity, site conditions 20+ years $360 - $460

B Grade Cut Sandstone Boulder Retaining Walls Case Studies

Stone quality, wall dimensions, installation complexity, site conditions 50+ years $400 - $550

Bush Rock Boulder Retaining Walls Case Studies

Rock selection, wall size, site accessibility, construction complexity 50+ years $400 - $500

Hand Placed Bush Rock Retaining Walls Case Studies

Rock quality, wall dimensions, site preparation, labour intensity 50+ years $380 - $450

Hand Placed Sandstone Retaining Walls Case Studies

Stone quality, wall size, installation complexity, site conditions 50+ years $390 - $460

Random Sandstone Boulder Retaining Walls Case Studies

Rock selection, wall dimensions, site preparation, construction complexity 50+ years $350 - $500

Stone Masonry Retaining Walls Case Studies

Stone type, wall size, installation complexity, site conditions 60+ years $500 - $700

Sandstone Steps Case Studies

Stone quality, step dimensions, design complexity, site conditions 50+ years Varies (consultation required)

Rock Armouring Erosion Control Case Studies

Rock quality, area size, site preparation, installation complexity 70+ years Varies (consultation required)

Pine Log Retaining Walls Case Studies

Wood quality, wall dimensions, site conditions, treatment level 15-25 years $350 - $450

Sleeper Retaining Walls Case Studies

Wood type, wall height and length, installation complexity, site preparation 20-30 years $400 - $500

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