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Cost of automatic doors and gates

Last updated: 13th Jun 2019

Having automatic doors and gates installed costs an average of $56/hr. Depending on the specifics of each project, rates can go from as low as $50/hr to as high as $68/hr.

Where does this pricing data come from?

All prices stated in the above article are based on FY 2016 pricing data compiled by The figures resulted from a comprehensive analysis of quotes submitted by Automatic Door and Gate Installers on the site from July 2015 to July 2016.

Automatic door and gate installation prices from real customers

Frank from NSW
He had electric roller doors installed for the garage in his home.
TOTAL COST: $5,000
Luke from Qld
He paid for two large and heavy automatic sliding gates to be installed at his residence in Parkinson.
TOTAL COST: $4,200
Jack from Qld
He needed a new automatic gate installed for the pathway of his home in Eight Mile Plains.
TOTAL COST: $3,000

Costs of automatic door and gate installation jobs

Automatic Door and Gate Task Typical Quoted Prices
Replace one broken automatic garage door spring $300
Repair a dent on an automatic roller door $250
Re-align an electric double door $350
Replace a garage door remote $400
Install an automatic door opener on an existing door $440
Repair the motor of an existing roller door $500

Factors that determine the cost of your installation job

Most tradies carry out an onsite inspection before giving exact quotes, and automatic door and gate installers are no different. Once they’ve seen where the installation will be done, they’ll be able to determine how much to charge by factoring in these considerations.


Automatic gates can be made from a number of materials including aluminium, timber, wrought iron, and steel. Since there is no standard size and design for automatic gates, the possibilities are nearly limitless. Timber is relatively inexpensive. However, it’s hard to maintain, and it’s not very durable.

On the other hand, aluminium is more expensive than timber, but it requires very little maintenance and can withstand different elements better than wood. Wrought iron and steel are usually the two most expensive options and for a good reason. They may cost a lot upfront, but the investment is usually worth it in the long run. These two materials are built to last, and they offer great protection against various elements.


As previously stated, there is no standard size requirement for your automatic door or gate. That decision is entirely up to you. Keep in mind, though, that this can greatly affect the final cost of your installation project. Plenty of automatic door and gate installers charge by the hour, and naturally, it will take them longer to set up a bigger door or gate.

Specialised services

Just like manual doors and gates, automatic ones can also be custom-made. However, these are typically more expensive than prefabricated ones. You’ll also have to pay a larger amount if any debris from the site will have to be cleared or if old doors or gates need to be removed prior to a new installation. These kinds of services will end up costing you more because they are more labour-intensive.

Comparing rates from state to state

If you live in Victoria, now is a good time to have automatic doors or gates installed in your home. At around $56/hr, the state has the lowest rate for automatic door and gate installation in the country. Meanwhile, rates in Queensland and New South Wales are much higher. In both states, having automatic doors and gates installed costs approximately $66/hr.

In order to get the most out of your well-earned money, make sure that you hire only qualified automatic door and gate installers. You’ll find tons of them on

Pricing information correct as at August 2016.

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