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Underground Service Locating

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

Non-metallic locating

Ground Penetrating Radar

1300Locate 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.

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Acoustic Leak Detection

Water leaks due to ageing water networks and incorrectly laid or disturbed pipe works cost Australian homes and businesses over a billion dollars a year in direct or indirect costs associated…


1300LOCATE are experts in the Locating and Protection of subsurface utility assets. We use up-to-date equipment and our team have undergone extensive training and accreditation.

Pipe and cable locating is an important part of everyday life in the construction industry. Whether you are putting up fencing, developing a property or designing a future project, you are required to know what utilities are in the ground, their condition, and if they will conflict with your scope of works.

The Team at 1300LOCATE have many years’ experience across the industries we service. We have the most up-to-date equipment and our highly professional staff have undergone intensive training and accreditation to become experts in Utility Locating, the 1300LOCATE team stand proud as leaders in our profession.

All 1300LOCATE team members undertaking Utility Locating have industry accreditation’s such as NULCA & DCL Certification, Optus, Telstra, Gas, Energex and Ergon underground, overhead and Authorised person to name a few.


  • Underground utility locating
  • Ground penetrating radar
  • Vacuum potholing & trenching
  • CCTV (pipe survey)
  • As-constructed survey
  • Pipe & conduit cleaning
  • Acoustic leak detection
  • Geotechnical clearances
  • Utility damage avoidance system
  • Confined Space

Locating Equipment

1300LOCATE utilises two main pieces of Equipment. The first is the RD8000 which is RFID transponder capable, the most advanced Radio Detection Units available for locating Metallic objects. The second is the IDS Opera Duo GPR.

1300LOCATE are industry leaders and pioneers in the use of GPR, we are recognised for instigating the move into utilising this valuable tool within the Utility Locating industry in 2006. This valuable tool is used for the location of untraceable utilities such as fibre, PVC, PE, and poly.

Years of Excellence

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, 1300Locate 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

Accredited & Certified

If you are looking to become your own boss or looking to take your existing business to the next level, contact the 1300LOCATE team for more information contact 1300 562 283 or enquiry@1300locate.com.au.

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