About Us


For over 55 years, Cannings has been synonymous with outdoor power equipment in Melbourne.  Established in 1960, Cannings was originally a pioneering importer and distributor of chainsaws.  Based in Hawthorn for the majority of the last 50 years, Cannings relocated to Mt Waverley in 2003.  Over these last 5 decades Cannings has evolved into a specialist outdoor power equipment manufacturer, retailer and importer, distributor and supplier to the arborist and industrial access markets.

Now a third generation business, Cannings is led by brothers John and Stuart Canning, employing a team of 10.  Enjoying the status of Victoria’s No 1 STIHL dealer for the majority of the last 20 years and Australia’s No 1 STIHL dealer in 2005, Cannings has a progressive, high-profile dealership in Melbourne’s south eastern suburbs.  Located in Melbourne’s fastest-growing corridor it is well-positioned to service both residential and professional clients.

In addition to its extensive retail and servicing activities, Cannings is active in the manufacture, assembly and distribution of Granberg products, a renowned and high-quality range of chainsaw essentials and accessories.  Made famous by the Alaskan MKIII Chainsaw Mill and Grind-N-Joint 12v chainsaw sharpener, Granberg products have been part of the Cannings range for well over 40 years.

Having in 1998 become a specialist supplier to the arborist and industrial access markets, Cannings is Australian agent for Yale ropes, Buckingham climbing equipment, ISC pulleys and karabiners, KASK Climbing Helmets, Distel Climbing Spurs, STEIN Arborist Equipment and ART Work Positioners.  Cannings is now recognised as the pre-eminent supplier of arborist products in Victoria and is a proud member of the ATRAES group of specialist dealers.