Contact Details

Head Office
876 Lorimer St
Port Melbourne, VIC 3207
Ph:  (03) 8671-0000
Fax: (03) 8671-0055

Sydney Branch
189 Parramatta Road
Homebush West, NSW 2140
Ph:  (02) 9764-4455
Fax: (02) 9764-1449


Company History Elizabeth Machines Co was founded by Max Skurrie back in 1960. Our name originates from our first location in Elizabeth Street, Melbourne contrary to many customers thoughts that it was a family member’s name. Beginning in domestic sewing machine sales, the business grew swiftly and not before long, Max was dealing in used industrial sewing machines. With intention to develop further into the industrial sewing machine supply to support the growing garment manufacturing trade in Melbourne, Max traveled to Japan and secured the Yamato Sewing Machine agency for Australia. The following years would see the company grow significantly and larger premises were required as well as additional staff and hundreds of Yamato machines made their way to Australia.

More visits to international trade shows would see the company also become agents for other leading brands like Mitsubishi and the heavy industrial Seiko products. Max also took on a new player in the industrial sewing world, Kaulin Manufacturing producing the Siruba range. We’re proud of the relationships we have forged with these companies and we continue to supply those brands today.

Once Melbourne was established Sydney soon followed with a wide network of wholesale dealers in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth we were able to ensure the brands which we represented were promoted across all areas of Australia.

In 1999 we again expanded our business with the acquisition on the Lightning Cutting Machine business. Again an industry icon brand and a reputation of the highest quality products ensured new business, new customers and a wider range of services was able to be offered by Elizabeth Machines. in April 2014, we took over the Capron Carter Australia business, this allowed us to have offices in Adelaide and Brisbane.  This merger between Capron Carter and Elizabeth Machines allowed our collective customers to benefit from an even wider range of products including Juki and Union Special whilst retaining Capron Carter's experienced and dedicated staff.

We remain very much a close knit family operated business with many staff having been with us for over 15 years.  Our commitment to the future development of our business to increase current market share as well as find new products and industries is un-waived.  We’re confident we can prosper as we have a terrific team of employees to support us.