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Cost of Gyprock & Plasterboard Services

Last updated: 9th Jun 2019

A standard Gyprock or plasterboard installation typically costs around $48/hr. However, the amount that you need to spend on a Gyprock or plastering job still depends on how much work needs to be done. This means that rates may go anywhere from $45/hr to $50/hr.

Where do these prices come from?

All prices stated in this article are based on FY 2016 pricing data compiled by The figures resulted from a comprehensive analysis of quotes submitted by Gyprock and Plasterboard Experts on the site from July 2015 to July 2016.

Gyprock and plasterboard installation prices from real customers

Marijka from NSW: Gyprock ceiling installation
Gyprock ceiling and cove cornices were installed in her laundry area of about 5m2. The plasterboard used was water-resistant.
Robert from WA: Wall plastering
A wall plastering job was done on a wet area in his commercial property.
Aram from Vic: Drywall repair
A drywall in his property had a hole approximately 16cm wide. Apart from repairs, painting was also required.
TOTAL COST: $1,100

How the scope of required labour affects costs

Prices vary depending on the scope of the job. A simple patch repair work will definitely cost less than plastering a whole wall. In the same way, a standard drywall job will be cheaper than plastering a Victorian-style house where the walls and ceilings are intricately designed.

Related: Cost of plastering, drywall and gyprocking services

As a rule, you should expect higher rates for more complex Gyprock and plasterboard installation jobs. Take note of your home’s features — for instance, check if your walls are flat or not or if they have trims and mouldings. These things, as well as the presence of windows and doors, can make plastering more difficult.

decorative plaster walls


The amount of prep work needed is another factor that will add to your expenses. Stripping old plaster from walls and ceilings will definitely increase labour costs. If you wish to have a decorative finish, this might incur additional fees as well.

Understanding what needs to be done and the options that you have will give you a clearer picture of how much you’ll need to pay for a Gyprock or plastering service.

Cost of Gyprock and Plasterboard Installation

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Where is the building/house located?

At $50/hr, residents of Western Australia are paying the highest rate for Gyprock and plasterboard installation and repair jobs. This price is only a little higher than the average rate of Gyprock and plasterboard installers in New South Wales, which is around $48/hr.

Meanwhile, in Queensland, South Australia, and Victoria, Gyprock and plastering businesses are charging an average price of about $45/hr. The Australian Capital Territory has the lowest average rate for Gyprock and plastering services at approximately $35/hr.

At, you can find qualified and experienced plasterers who will make sure that the job is done properly.


Pricing information correct as at August 2016.

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