Ground Penetrating Radar

At 1300Locate, we are proudly known as one of the industries pioneers in the use of ground penetrating radar (GPR) for utility detection across Australia. In our humble beginnings, 1300Locate purchased one of the first GPR units, which was manufactured by IDS back in 2007, using radio waves to gather data from beneath the earth’s surface. Since then, we have worked tirelessly to have this valuable tool accepted amongst the building, construction, and industrial industry. Now, it has become a recognised and sought-after piece of equipment that is used when utilities cannot be found using traditional methods. It is the perfect plan B!

Needing ground penetrating radar or utility locating services for an upcoming or existing project? Give us call on 1300 562 283 today or reach out directly via email at Alternatively, for more information or any general queries, get in touch through our online form.

Our GPR Services

The IDS Opera Duo

At 1300Locate, we use the IDS Opera Duo which works to utilise 250MHz and 700MHz at the same time, allowing for simultaneous shallow and deep penetration. Under ground scanning technology such as our GPR’s has opened the door to help utility locators broaden their abilities to include the location of:

  • Post tensioning cables in concrete
  • Utility locating in concrete, under asphalt and where no surface features are evident
  • Buried manholes under asphalt, concrete and natural soils
  • Road crossings
  • Voids
  • Re-bar

Although the technology of GPR’s is still evolving, it has given us at 1300Locate the capabilities that were not possible 20 years ago. Be assured that at 1300Locate, we use the latest available technology to its fullest potential to provide reliable and thorough ground scanning services – we also ensure that we are always updating our in-house equipment so that you get the best out of the services you engage through us.

If you need the right tools for the job, think of 1300Locate.

Years of Excellence

With years of industry experience and leading utility locating equipment, our professional cable locators have a solid proven history of success in locating a wide variety of utilities across a number of major project types – including those services that are non-conductive and impossible to trace through traditional location methods. Although there are limitations to the ability of the current GPR services technology when it comes to detecting all hidden utilities, 1300Locate are here to provide a professional, reliable approach that offers you the assurance of:

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

If you’re working within the construction industry undertaking projects that include cutting, coring, or drilling, our GPR is going to be such a useful tool.

Get in touch with an underground utility locator for more.


Why You Should Choose 1300Locate

When it comes to services utilising a ground penetrating radar, keep us in mind. Thanks to our longevity in the industry and our combined skills and knowledge in locating, we have exactly what it takes to get a job done right. With us, safety is paramount – meaning we will always ensure that any site, your team, and ours are all considered before works commence. We take pride in our level of safety measures here at 1300Locate, which allows our customers to feel utmost confidence when it comes to our service.

We have partnered with a number of big names across the country in our time and have successfully completed projects from right here in Brisbane, to Melbourne, WA, Central Qld and even Fiji. Consider 1300Locate a long tenured professional in pipe survey, CCTV, trenching and more.

Get in Touch with the Team at 1300Locate!

Needing GPR services for an upcoming or existing project? Maybe you need CCTV pipe inspection contractors or even vacuum digging. Perhaps you need the lot – Good news! We’re here for you. Give us a call on 1300 562 283 today or reach out to us directly on

For any major or even minor project estimations, get in touch with our specialised estimator team at to discuss the requirements in more detail.

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