Who We Are

Black Cat Civil is a proudly indigenous owned company working throughout Australia operating in the civil, rail, mining and construction industries since 2006.

Originally founded as Black Cat Queensland by Jai Tomlinson and Brendan Flynn, the company has grown to become a leader in supplying plant hire and contract works to the civil, mining, rail, defence and construction industries.

Black Cat Civil is a certified member of Supply Nation and NTIBN and holds accreditation from the Federal Safety Commissioner obtaining safety, environment and quality ISO certification.

Black Cat Civil continues to grow its outstanding reputation in delivering safe, cost effective and reliable project outcomes and has extensive experience in all aspects of bulk, detail and maintenance construction.

Black Cat Civils’ sustained growth and success has been based on developing close, long-term relationships with clients, providing best value solutions and delivering ongoing support. Their clients have trust and confidence in their abilities and are assured that the advice and commitment given to their business delivers quality results.

Key Statistics

  • 150+

    machines in the fleet
  • 1,345+

    projects completed
  • 150+

  • 15+

    sites across Australia


Jai Tomlinson and Brendan Flynn are the company Directors of Black Cat Civil Pty Ltd. Both have extensive experience in the earthmoving industry and have built strong relationships with numerous civil construction companies as a result of their judgement and work ethic when it comes to recommending operators, machines and work methodology for a wide range of civil construction projects.

Jai Tomlinson

Prior to starting Black Cat in 2006, Jai owned and operated Tomlinson Earthmoving. Jai has been in the earthmoving industry for more than 20 years and in that time has developed his career from final trim excavator operator, through to leading hand, supervision and construction management roles. He is reliable, conscientious and has a keen eye for detail. In addition to Jai’s industry knowledge from working in the field, he has also furthered his business knowledge by completing his Business Acumen course and his Master of Business Admin (MBA.Fin). Jai is also a qualified commercial helicopter pilot. Jai is passionate about business and continually strives for excellence from himself and his team.

Brendan Flynn

Prior to founding Black Cat in 2006, Brendan owned and operated Flynn Earthmoving. During Brendan’s two and a half decades in the industry he has worked in a range of positions including starting from the humble beginnings as a grade checker, to becoming a final trim grader operator before spending numerous years as a supervisor. In the final years leading into Black Cat Civil, Brendan worked in the industry as an owner operator before joining forces with Jai. Through Brendan’s strong leadership, exceptional client interface skills and commitment to excellence, Black Cat has continued to break through growth targets and achieve mutually beneficial outcomes for the business and its stakeholders.


Black Cat Civil is an indigenous owned company that is committed to making positive contributions to the communities in which we operate. Our family-based culture sets us apart from our competitors, which is demonstrated through the solid growth and reputation of Black Cat Civil. With various projects operations throughout Australia, giving back to communities in which we work and live is our priority. We continue to set new standards in the engagement of indigenous personnel and currently have an established 35% indigenous workforce. Black Cat Civil is a certified member of Supply Nation.


Health and safety is ingrained in our culture and Black Cat Civil is committed to providing a healthy and safe work environment for employees, contractors, customers, visitors and other persons affected by our workplace activities. Black Cat Civil take our health and safety responsibilities seriously and continually strive for zero harm.


Black Cat Civil work across a range of diverse and sensitive areas; culturally and environmentally and are committed to managing our environmental footprint. Black Cat Civil understand the importance of sustainable development and encourage employees, contractors and visitors to understand and respect the environment in which they operate.


Our clients trust Black Cat Civil and its commitment to Quality Management and delivering quality outcomes in all of our works ensuring we build long term relationships with clients through these strengths in the quality of our people, plant and project outcomes.

Black Cat Civil maintains third party certification of its integrated quality, safety and environmental management system:

ISO9001200 – Quality Management System
ISO014001 – Environment Management System
ASNZS4801 – OH&S Management System
OFSSC – Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner Certification