I just came across a service that appears to make it easy to find a builder or tradesman anywhere in Australia from one web-site. You write down your details, and a few details of the job, and the request is then sent by SMS to various contractors around your area.
The first three tradesmen to respond are then put on a list for you to look at and you can then contact them directly to organize a face to face meeting. None of your details are sent to them, it’s up to you if you contact them or not. The details that you get on the list includes references, which can be helpful.
They claim to have over 40,000 tradesmen in their database, so it looks like it should cover a lot of areas, and best of all, it looks like it’s free!
You can check out at BANGitUP Australia – Trade Select.