Varley partners with Rafael


We are proud to announce a partnership with Rafael Advanced Defense Systems to establish a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Australia.

This facility will provide production and support of Rafael's new, fifth generation Spike LR2 anti-tank guided missile.

Read Defence Connect's full coverage of our partnership here:

30 Years for Macca and Pete!


Immense congratulations to Michael ‘Macca’ McIlwrath and Peter Dickinson on recently notching up an incredible 30 years with Varley!

Macca and Pete have been added to our Honour Board recognising current and former employees whom have served the company for 30 years or more.

Well done and sincere thanks to Macca and Pete from everyone at Varley for helping to build our ongoing successes!

AFAC 2017 is here!

Varley's Ultralight Fire Tanker is on display at AFAC this week.

Are you attending #AFAC17 this week?

Catch us at Stand 112 to see our Ultralight Tanker on display and chat to our team about Varley’s ever-expanding range of fire and emergency service capabilities.

The 2017 conference is set to be the biggest and best yet, so be sure to head to ICC Sydney today - Wednesday!

Further info and conference schedules available here:

Varley turns 131!

George Henry Varley with his team, circa 1886.

This month marks Varley’s 131st Birthday!

Founded in 1886 as a small plumbing and boiler-making business by George Henry Varley, the company serviced the industrial maintenance and ship repair markets in Newcastle and the Hunter.

Varley has since diversified and steadily grown to provide a comprehensive range of engineering and manufacturing services to a wide variety of major industries.

Today, Varley has a strong presence both throughout Australia and internationally, with 15 national facilities plus three sites in the USA and two in Indonesia.

Interestingly, several other major global companies were established in 1886, including:

- Coca-Cola

- Ladbrokes

- Knoll Pharmaceuticals

- Tissot

Read more about Varley’s extensive and fascinating history here:

Thanks to all of our customers, suppliers, employees and friends for helping us reach yet another birthday!

Biscit wins award for co-project with Varley

This year, Varley Group have undertaken a major e-commerce project alongside Newcastle-based IT firm, Biscit.

Utilising the Epicor ERP system’s ‘Commerce Connect’ functionality, Varley and Biscit have produced a fully ERP-integrated and highly-customised online shopfront for one of Varley’s business units, EMC Electric Vehicles:

Biscit are highly-regarded Epicor partners providing Epicor-related solutions to many clients (including Varley throughout the past 4 years); thus the partnership for this project was ideal.

6 months on and this project has been a major success for all involved – so successful, in fact, that Biscit have been recognised for their integration skills at this year’s international Epicor awards, receiving the Business Transformation accolade. Read more here:

(note: you’ll see that Biscit also won a second award, further demonstrating their extensive expertise!).

Our extreme thanks and congratulations to Biscit for their wonderful work and well-deserved recognition.

Contact us today to find out more about the project or use the link below to visit Biscit's website:

Inclusive Workplace Champion 2017

We are extremely proud recipients of the 2017 Hunter Diversity Awards ‘Inclusive Workplace Champion’ accolade.

The award is in recognition of Varley Group exceptionally inclusive and diverse work culture.

Our sincere thanks to the 2017 Hunter Diversity Awards and The Equal Futures Project for the welcome recognition.

Interested in a career with Varley Group? Contact us to find out more about our progressive and welcoming company culture: or visit

Wayne takes on Everest for MHF

This October, Varley’s own Wayne Roberts is taking on yet another gruelling challenge to raise funds for the Mark Hughes Foundation.

This time around, Wayne is joining a number of Knights Old Boys (including ‘The Chief’ Paul Harragon, Mark Hughes, Andrew and Matty Johns, Danny Buderus, Matt Gidley, Adam MacDougall and Malcolm Reilly) to take on Everest Base Camp.

If you’d like to support Wayne’s incredible efforts in the name of such a great cause, any donations at would be sincerely appreciated.

Go Wayne!

Varley's ambulance build a sign of resilience in tough times

Varley Group Managing Director Jeff Phillips inspects the NSW Ambulance fleet production.

Great article by The Newcastle Herald covering Varley's manufacture of the latest NSW Ambulance fleet and its positive reflection of Hunter manufacturing's resilience in tough times:

#manufacturing #hunter #ambulance