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Cost of Paving Installation

Last updated: 31st Jan 2019

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On average, hiring tradies who specialise in paving installation approximately costs $30/m2. Depending on the job at hand, it can go for as low as $25/m2 for simple paving work. It can also go up to $40/m2 if your paving job includes intricate designs and borders.

Where do these prices come from?

All prices stated in this article are based on FY 2018 pricing data compiled by The figures resulted from a comprehensive analysis of quotes submitted by Paving Experts on the site from December 2016 to December 2017.

Costs of common paving jobs

 Paving Task  Typical Quoted Prices
 Install brick paving  $20,000
 Install backyard paving  $13,000
 Curved sandstone paving for a pool area  $11,000
 Backyard paving around a deck and a shed  $11,500
 Install paving for a small courtyard  $10,000
 Leveling an existing and uneven driveway paving  $7,500

How to avoid final billings paved with hidden costs

Different factors come into play when it comes to getting an estimate for a paving job. Here are some of the things that are considered when assessing the overall cost of paving services:


If there is an existing pavement that needs to be removed or if the surface is flat or sloping, prep work should be done before paving installation can begin.

The size and scope of the project

Paving businesses offer varying rates for driveways, patios, and pathways. Each of these has different requirements and procedures, so one may be more difficult and expensive than the other.


You can go for a plain concrete or asphalt pavement, or you can choose from a wide array of pavement designs using bricks or pavers. Obviously, a simpler paving job will cost less than more intricate work.


There are many types of materials to choose from such as limestone, concrete, asphalt, and bricks, and these materials vary in quality and prices. Concrete is one of the most commonly used paving material because it’s durable and less expensive than the other options.

Cost of paving installation

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Consider “where” the paving contractor operates

Residents of Western Australia are paying the lowest average cost for paving services at around $25/m2. In South Australia, the average rate of paving installers is at approximately $35/m2.

For Queensland residents, the average price of paving installation is about $45/m2. Meanwhile, in New South Wales, the same type of service costs around $52.50/m2. Victoria has the highest average rate for paving installation at approximately $68.50/m2.

Aside from the costs involved, it’s also best to consider the qualifications of the tradie you’re going to hire. has a list of the best businesses that specialise in paving installation.

Pricing information correct as at January 2018.

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