Family owned and part of Bungendore for over 37 years

Bungendore Rural is a family owned company commenced by Milton and Lois Simms in 1980. Initially specialising in plants and horticulture with a strong landscaping arm, the company focus is now on providing a professional one stop depot for farm and garden supplies.

The business is owned and operated by Milton and Lois’ son Greg Simms, who commenced work with BRS in 1982 and has been pivotal in the diversification of the business in recent years.

Our People

Andrew Simms

Trade Assistant

Andrew is employed as a trade assistant in our Power Equipment Workshop.  After completing year 12 in Canberra, Andrew joined our service team and has completed training in electrical test and tag.  He is developing a thorough understanding of small internal combustion engines and the equipment they power.

Outside of work Andrew is a Rover Scout and enjoys sailing, mountain bike riding and snow skiing.  In summer he participates in the local Austag competition.

Rhett Cox

Water Services Coordinator

Rhett initially joined BRural last century as a pump fitter and gained a tremendous depth of experience in rural and domestic pumping systems.  After a number of years operating his own pump repair business, Rhett rejoined BRural as coordinator of our Pump Services Team. Rhett processes all incoming jobs,  procures spare parts and schedules work for our service team as well as undertaking pump repairs in our workshop.  With extensive industry training from leading manufacturers such as Mono, Onga and Grundfos Pumps, backed by nearly 30 years experience in the pumping game, Rhett is one of the most capable pump technicians in the ACT region.

Away from work Rhett enjoys caring for his horses on his rural property.

Dave Thistleton

Sales Assistant

Dave has been with us for 2 years and has been in the industry for over 20 years working on a merino stud and in various shearing sheds as well as having a vast knowledge in equine due to work in many horse studs. Outside of work Dave is currently President of the Canberra/Queanbeyan Poultry after being Vice President for almost 2 years and has been breeding and showing chickens for 4 years. Dave is also President of the Belconnen Pony Club and enjoys Team Sorting, Campdrafting, playing Polo X and competing in Stockman challenges. He is definitely a busy man but always happy to stop and have a yarn and share a good (or bad) dad joke!

Steve Kirby

Yards Person

Steve has been our yardie for 4 years, he keeps our large yard neat and tidy and you can often find him on the forklift or loader helping out a customer. Prior to BRural Steve worked in warehousing and manufacturing. Outside of work Steve runs his own private business called Stone Dog Meadery for 7.5 years producing World Class Mead and Braggots. Steve and his wife own a property called “Eagles Nest” where they run pigs (large blacks and saddlebacks) as well as poultry. They run the property with an emphasis on sustainability and protecting the natural biodiversity of the property.

Rob

Trade Assistant/Mechanic

Rob has been apart of the BRural team for 6 months. He has previous experience working at GYC Mower Depot in Sydney and also at GLG (Green Life Group) using mowers to upkeep lawns and gardens around council and government buildings. Rob has a vast knowledge on most motors including cars, motorbikes, chainsaws, mowers and also works on petrol water pumps. Outside of BRural Rob enjoys working on cars and bikes as well as having a passion for cooking and playing the guitar.

Pat

Trade Assistant/Mechanic

Pat has been using his expertise in mechanics at BRural for almost a year now. Before becoming part of the team Pat spent 10 years at Agriquip Machinery (now known as Land HQ), and has been trained by John Deere, Briggs & Stratton and Husqvarna in forestry equipment giving him extensive knowledge of their engines. Outside of work Pat enjoys motorcycle racing.

Maureen Winter

Goods Received

Bec Hughes

Sales Assistant

Bec only recently joined the BRural team in November 2021. Prior to joining us she has been in the industry since 2014 working in various rural supply operations. Bec is a huge animal lover and enjoys spending time with her fur babies.

Greg Simms

Managing Director

Greg’s hands-on style of management ensures he is in touch with BRS customers and responsive to their concerns.

His speciality is water supply and he is involved with the design and quoting of major projects.

Away from work Greg is a Venturer Leader with the local Bungendore Scout Troop, and keen sailor.

Michael Harriden

Rural Sales Manager

Michael has a real passion for the Rural sector, and can help you resolve problems from animal health to controlling those pesky weeds.

He studied Agriculture at Queanbeyan High with high distinctions, and after leaving school went to work as a commercial beekeeper with a local family. A few years later he married into that beekeeping family.

In between beekeeping he went on to become a wool classer after finishing his wool classing studies.  In the late 90’s he started with a local Rural firm, and now has close to 20 twenty years experience in rural sales and merchandise.

Michael has a great passion for the Australian show movement, and has recently taking a directorship role within the ASC.

He stood as President of Queanbeyan show for 15 years after 5 years as Vice President, and was President of the local show group for two years.

Michael has a strong passion for Poultry, and enjoys breeding,  specialising in Turkeys. He now shares this interest with three young daughters.

Matt Rombouts

Hardware Manager

Matt has been with BRural for 17 years, starting as a junior weekend staff member in 2006. Over those 17 years, Mathew has acquired great knowledge and skills over a broad portfolio of products. After completing his Certificate 3 in Business, and achieving Husqvarna Gold Certification, Matt moved into his current management role. Matthew’s strives to keep the showroom up to date with stock orders, shop layouts & staff training and mentoring, Matthew provides excellent customer service, and is always striving to meet each and every customer’s expectations.

Outside of work Matthew takes great pride in restoring and working on retired machinery, and Mig Welding.

Cindie Blackman

Finance and Administration Manager

With over 15 years at BRural, Cindie knows the admin side of the business inside and out. Cindie is responsible for the smooth operation of business administration and finance. A real systems person, she has pretty well singlehandedly written the procedures manual for the business. Cindie devotes her free time to renovating and tending to her menagerie.

Corinne Field

Bookkeeper

Corinne’s primary role is debtor management and the paying of supplier invoices. The smooth operation of the office is largely due to her unflappable nature and quiet resolve to get the job done. Corinne lives on a small farm, is passionate about her horses and loves home renovation.

Affiliations

We are proud of our affiliations with the Combined Rural Traders group (CRT), Thrifty Link Hardware (a masthead of the Independent Hardware Group) and Irrigear.

  • Irrigear
  • Thrifty-Link
  • CRT

Community Involvement

Part of every dollar spent at BRS goes to support these local organisations.

Bungendore Primary School

Bungendore Tigers Rugby League Club

Bungendore Mudchooks Rugby Union Club

Bungendore Scout Group

Bungendore Netball Club

Bungendore Rodeo

Bungendore Agricultural Show

Bungendore Rotary Club

Lake George Weerewa Festival

Bungendore Polo Crosse

Bungendore Pony Club

Street Address

114 Molonglo St
Bungendore NSW 2621
Australia

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Bungendore Rural Services is open when you need us.

Conveniently located at 114 Molonglo St, Bungendore, Bungendore Rural Services is open 7 days a week, 359 days a year.

Location
114 Molonglo St
Bungendore NSW 2621
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Contact
02 6238 1517
Opening Hours
Monday – Friday: 7.30am - 5.30pm
Saturday: 8.30am - 4.00pm
Sunday & Public Holidays: 9.00am - 2.00pm
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day, Australia Day, Good Friday and Anzac Day.