Tharwa SandsYour local supplier of Red Granite to Canberra, Sydney and the Southern Highlands
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About Us

Tharwa Sands is a family owned company run by John and Anna Hyles. The company was first established in 1974 and has grown since then into Canberra’s leading supplier of sand and gravel.

We produce a large number of landscaping and building products, and customers are able to buy direct from the quarry.

Tharwa Sands is a leading producer of Washed River Sand, Ginninderra Red Granite, Ginninderra Red Ornamental Stone, Washed River Pebble and Topsoil. These products are sold at competitive rates throughout the Canberra, Goulburn, Sydney and Southern Highlands regions.

The Business operates from two Canberra locations,

  • The Ginninderra Red Granite Quarry near Parkwood, West Belconnen
  • The Ginninderra Red Granite Quarry is also our clean fill and recycling site where all our products are available for pick up
  • The Cavan Sand Dredge located on the backwaters of the Burrinjuck Dam near Yass and Gungahlin

Tharwa Sands has a long standing commitment to the Canberra, Goulburn, Southern Highlands and Sydney regions with strong ties to over 100 customers including concrete companies, landscape yards, builders, and civil engineers. Our products are used by most of the major institutions such as Parliament House, the National Library, National Museum of Australia, National Zoo and Aquarium, the Canberra Airport and many more. Ginninderra Red Granite is a product exclusive to Tharwa Sands and is seen throughout the public spaces of Canberra providing a natural backdrop to much of the Bush Capital.