About Us

Long Life Gates

Custom built gates made by the professionals to enhance the beauty and security of your property

About Our Custom Built Gates


Long Life Gates  are based in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne and have been manufacturing custom made gates for over 38 years and during that time have gained the knowledge and expertise regarding the manufacture and installation of all types of gates. A majority of Long Life Gates are located in the South Eastern and Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne.

  • Sliding Gates
  • Swinging Gates
  • Pedestrian Gates
  • Fencing

  • Bi Sliding Gates
  • Forward Opening Gates
  • Locks and Handles
  • Handrails

  • Cantilever Gates
  • Rising Hinges for Steep Driveways
  • Electric Strikes for Intercoms
  • Fence Panels between Brick Piers

All our products are made to order and materials include All Gal Steel, Solid Wrought Iron, Timber Cladding, Timber Pickets, Colourbond, Mesh and Perforated Screens on gates for privacy, Powder Coating in a range of colours and Hot Dipped Galvanizing.


Whether it is swinging gates with rising hinges to compensate a steep or uneven driveway, sliding gates, Bi sliding gates where room is limited and one gate slides behind the other, over head sliding gates, we can make it.
We take pride in our workmanship and follow through from the design detail, manufacturing and final installation.


Long Life Gates is a member of the Master Builders Association of Victoria, we have full Work Cover Insurance and our staff are trained with Red Card Certification.
The name Long Life Gates is proudly displayed on all our gates that we have manufactured and installed over the years.

Quality Gate Opening Systems and Installation in Melbourne


Long Life Gates design luxury gates that complement your property while providing the security and convenience you desire. Gates deter unwanted visitors and protect children and pets from dangerous areas such as busy roads. However, opening and closing gates can be a chore so we will discuss a gate opening system for you in Melbourne. We provide a full service for all your needs including gate installation, repairs, and automation of existing gates.


Types of Gate Systems


We design gate systems and will discuss your needs and assess your property to advise you. Sliding gates run on tracks while swing gates open on hinges. Sliding gates tend to require more maintenance than swing types, but they open quieter and quicker. If you have uneven ground such as a driveway on a slope, a slider may be your best option.


Swing gates can have one or two panels and choosing dual panels can offer a suitable solution where a sliding gate isn’t an option. The maintenance is lower, but they are more affected by the wind and may be susceptible to ramming by a vehicle. As each type comes with advantages and disadvantages, we will help you navigate your specific situation.


A gate opening system can be integrated into each type, and they are typically hydraulic or electromechanical. Hydraulic tends to be quieter and less affected by wind. If wind and noise don’t concern you, electromechanical can be a good choice because recent improvements have made them comparably reliable.


The security of a gate opening system can be customised for your needs. For example, we can integrate voice and video communication, fingerprint recognition, and a keypad or remote access into your gate systems for convenience and security tailoring each solution to your budget and needs.


One aspect of your gate opening system that should not be considered optional is the safety features that prevent accidents. Precautions should be put in place to keep the gate from opening or closing if someone is obstructing its path. We also recommend regular testing to be sure the safety systems won’t fail when they are needed the most.


Gate Installation in Melbourne


We have been providing gate installation for customers in Melbourne for over 40 years. We have learned a lot about the process throughout those years, and we continue to grow and innovate as technology improves. You can be confident that you are receiving the highest quality components and gate installation.


Our experience allows us to design a safe and effective gate for your property whether it’s a commercial business or residential home. Gate systems each have their advantages and disadvantages. Our knowledgeable staff understand the differences and will discuss them with you at more length so that you can make an informed decision. Contact Long Life Gates, and we will come to your home or business in Melbourne to provide you with a free quote using computer assisted design techniques.