Underground Service Locating

Pipe and cable locating is an important part of everyday life in the construction industry.  1300 Locate is here to locate and protect underground assets from damage mainly caused by excavation and erosion. 

When damaged, these assets can cause a minor or major impact on our day to day life – from a minor loss of communication or water to a major environmental catastrophe or death.  

In the past, radio detection was considered the best way to locate communications and power, but over the last 7 years we have seen a large increase in the amount of untraceable assets emerging (Optic Fibre, HDPE, Hobas). This has resulted in locators utilising more advanced and precise technology, such as Ground Penetrating Radar and Sonding equipment, to help find these assets. 

Due to massive infrastructure upgrades over the last five years, the Pipe and Cable locating industry is slowly becoming a recognised stand alone industry and driving this industry in Queensland is 1300 Locate.


With years of industry experience and the most up to date equipment, our professional cable locators have a solid proven history of success in locating a wide variety of utilities. Although there are limitations to the ability of the current technology to detect all hidden utilities, 1300 Locate can provide a professional, reliable service which offers you the assurance of:

  • Industry experience
  • Accreditations
  • Professional indemnity and public liability insurance
  • Referees
  • The most up to date equipment
  • Safe work practices and use of method statements
  • Guarantees on the work we do
  • Value for money


1300 Locate team members all have experience in civil, construction, drainage and utilities. They are trained under our rigorous training methods and undergo refresher training up to three times a year to ensure they are at their peak. All of our team members are fully accredited to perform this specialised work and all have defensive driving accreditations for off-road locating. Our onsite processes are strictly adhered to and regularly audited.

When you are using 1300 Locate, you can be absolutely certain you are using one of the most experienced teams in Australia.

Underground Service Locating

Pipe and cable locating is an important part of everyday life in the construction industry. 1300 Locate is here to locate and protect underground assets from damage mainly caused by excavation and erosion.

When damaged, these assets c...

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Ground Penetrating Radar

1300 Locate have been pioneers in the use of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) for utility detection in Australia since purchasing one of the first of the new machines manufactured by IDS back in 2007.

Since then, 1300 Locate worked tirel...

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Vacuum Potholing & Trenching

Vacuum excavation is the preferred non-destructive digging method asked for by all utility owners. This is a fast, effective and non-destructive method and 1300 Locate can ensure that you get the right machine to ensure utilities are kept safe ...

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CCTV (Pipe Survey)

With our specialised team, 1300 Locate can now perform pipe inspections and pipe surveys.

From 100mm to 1.8m pipes, we can provide you with Sewer Cam, Drain Cam or Pipe Cam to give you the results necessary to make important decisions....

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As Constructed Survey

An as constructed or as-built survey is an important document that shows additions (such as utilities, buildings and other improvements) that have been added to the land. These surveys are requested by many industries and can be an invaluable t...

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Pipe and Conduit Cleaning

If you suspect your drains or sewer pipes are infected with silt or roots, Call 1300Locate and we can send one of our experienced team members out to assess the pipework or failing that call a plumber, but be careful not all plumbers are profes...

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Acoustic Leak Detection

Water leaks due to ageing water networks and incorrectly laid or disturbed pipeworks cost Australian homes and businesses over a billion dollars a year in direct or indirect costs associated with repairs, patching or replacement.

Many C...

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Geotechnical Clearances

Geotechnical and drilling works are another form of destructive digging that can damage underground utilities. 1300 Locate has an experienced team that can provide your company with the necessary clearances, information, documentation and safet...

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Utility Damage Avoidance System

Traditionally underground utilities have been surveyed during installation or after they have been put in the ground. Whilst this has been widely accepted as the means for quality assurance and record keeping, it has failed in its ability to gi...

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Confined Spaces

Specific requirements and regulations apply to anybody working in confined spaces. All employers or self-employed people embarking on this type of work must first thoroughly assess all risks and ensure they have the appropriate systems in place...

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Servicing Sunshine Coast, Brisbane Gold Coast & Northern NSW Travel avail.to all states

Phone: 07 5499 3350

Unit 1/39-45 Cessna Drive
Caboolture, QLD 4510

ABN: 14120503442