About Us

Proudly serving the Mackay and Whitsundays communities since 1883, Porters is one of Queensland’s largest independent suppliers to the building industry and retail market. With 11 branches under the buying group brands of Mitre 10, Inspirations Paint and Plumbing Plus; Porters is committed to excellent customer service and providing an extensive range of products.

Our motto of ‘Can Do’ thrives in all parts of the organisation. We are dedicated to providing our customers with an exceptional shopping experience every visit. As a result, we have established a solid, long term customer base and a strong reputation in the Mackay and Whitsunday community. Our head office is located in Mackay with store outlets in Mackay City, Glenella, Sarina, Marian, Proserpine and Cannonvale, Whitsundays.

We are committed to ‘buiding communities for generations’  with our specialties in:

  • Hardware Retail including DIY building, fasteners, plumbing, general hardware, outdoor living, greenlife and garden, powertools,
  • Home decor with an extensive homewares showroom
  • Trade Building Supplies including a dedicated USG Boral sheeting centre, timber supplies, external cladding and sheet, fasteners, mouldings, doors, building boards, fencing and landscaping and much more
  • Plumbing Supplies including complete ranges of front-of-wall and back-of-wall products through Plumbing Plus Australia
  • Truss & Frame Manufacture with our state-of-the-art Pryda facility
  • Glass & Aluminium Manufacture as an agent of Bradnams and National Glass
  • Steel-Line Rollerdoors and Service Agent
  • Principal Kitchens
  • Weber BBQ Specialist Centre
  • Stihl power tools and accessories
  • Paint through our Inspirations Paint store and our Dulux Trade Agency in Whitsunday

We stock over 60 000 product lines and are proud to source special products for our customers as part of our CAN DO service.

Now in its fifth and sixth generation of Porters family members working in the business, the company is proud to employ over 200 local staff.


Porters’ history traces back to 1883 when Charles Porter set up business in Mackay as a building contractor.  Over these early years Charles Porter established himself within the community having constructed numerous residential and commercial premises in the area.  He also, in this time, established a timber yard and a woodworking factory – “making and supplying all kinds of joinery”. Over the years Porters, by a policy of diversification and expansion, moved out of building construction and into the builders’ supply trade.

From these beginnings, Porters has developed to what it is today.

Porters Mitre 10 Mackay City is conveniently situated in Brisbane Street right in the heart of Mackay City and boasts a modern  retail complex covering 7,000m2 with substantial customer car parking. Porters Mitre 10 Mackay City is home to Mackay’s Weber Specialist Centre and the much-loved Charlies Cafe.

Porters Mitre 10 Mackay Trade Centre is situated in Carlyle Street which houses timber, trade sheeting and building materials. We also have a dedicated USG Boral trade facility within the trade complex.

Porters Plumbing Supplies Accessed from Carlyle Street it is our specialist trade plumbing product outlet through our Plumbing Plus Australia buying group.

Porters Glass & Aluminium and Porters Truss & Wall Frame are situated at Brickworks Court, Glenella.  It houses two dedicated factories equipped with the latest in machinery and computerised processes to manufacture glass and aluminium products, powder coating and supply of pre-fabricated timber trusses and wall framing.

Porters Mitre 10 Marian is located within the Marian Town Centre shopping complex and offers customers a shopping experience covering trade building products, plumbing, general hardware, powertools, paint, outdoor living, homewares & giftware and garden & greenlife.

Porters Mitre 10 Sarina is located in central Sarina on Broad Street, the major connection road to Mackay and offers trade building, plumbing, general hardware, powertools, paint including specialty automotive paint, outdoor living, garden & nursery, auto repair products and much more.

Porters Mitre 10 Proserpine offers a convenient trade drive-through, building supplies, plumbing, hardware, powertools, paint, and much more. The friendly team can be found on Main Street as you enter the township of Proserpine; north of Mackay.

Porters Mitre 10 Whitsunday Trade Centre is located at 2 Carlo Drive, Cannonvale in a modern 3,000m2 building, stocking a wide range of building supplies, hardware, powertools and accessories and other building construction related products. The handy drive-through trade service shed makes pick up deliveries easy and efficient for customers and the team also offer delivery to site services.