LiveLocates are the leading underground utility service and concrete scanning locators across southern NSW & ACT. Servicing the South Coast, Snowy Mountains, Snowy Valley, Canberra suburbs and surrounding regions, LiveLocates helps clients from both small and large business as well as private property owners successfully identify, map, and report on underground utility infrastructure or other critical assets that can impact their planned excavation and construction projects. Need underground locators in Narooma? Non-destructive excavation in Jindabyne? We’ve got your back.
LiveLocates has a team of accredited utility service locators who are committed to providing professional, safe, cost-effective, and reliable utility locating services. Combing local knowledge of the area, years of experience in utility service locating, and the latest innovations in ground penetrating radar (GPR), underground radio detection equipment, concrete scanning and GPS mapping, LiveLocates delivers a no fuss, industry-leading, quality utility locating and concrete scanning service. Our locating services are offered across the South Coast, Jindabyne, Snowy Valley & Canberra region.
Get us to Locate Before You Excavate!
Understanding what’s underneath the ground is crucial before undertaking any excavation or construction work. If your project includes civil or construction work that disturbs the ground with any form of excavation, drilling, or any other cutting method, it is imperative that you first have LiveLocates survey the site for any underground utility or other critical infrastructure before you commence.
Underground utility services include the cables, pipes, assets, and other infrastructure providing utilities to local homes, businesses, and public buildings: think underground electricity, water, sewerage and stormwater pipes, gas lines, and communication including critical fibre optic cables buried below surface level.
The LiveLocates utility locating service uses the latest radio detection and ground penetrating (GPR) technology to successfully identify all underground utilities as well as specialised concrete GPR scanners for specialised concrete scanning requirements. The experts across utility service locating and concrete scanning services in southern NSW and the ACT, we will ensure that your project is completed more efficiently, more cost-effectively, and most importantly, completely safely. We’ll report back to you precisely what’s underground, leaving you with peace of mind when it comes time to excavate.
Experienced and Accredited Service Locators
With a commitment to ongoing training and local knowledge throughout the Canberra, NSW South Coast, Bermagui, Narooma, Snowy Monaro and Snowy Valley regions, LiveLocates works closely with you and your team to carefully plan, locate, and maintain a complete and cost-effective underground utility protection strategy or concrete scan that allows you to get on with your job.
Our expertise helps protect your business from avoidable costs and delays by locating all underground utilities or other critical infrastructure before any damage can occur and safety is compromised. We pride ourselves in assisting both private and commercial clients safely and profitably carry out their projects on a wide range of sites across the NSW South Coast, Snowy Mountains, Snowy Valley, Canberra suburbs and surrounding regions.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is utility service locating?
Utility service locating is also commonly known as cable locating and is the process of accurately identifying and locating underground utility services, not just cables or other critical infrastructure such as water and stormwater pipes, electrical lines, gas pipes, sewer lines, and communication lines. Utility service locating is crucial for those planning to excavate or conduct construction work that will disturb the ground of the site. Successfully finding all underground utilities and assets is vital for a project to ensure the construction, design, or maintenance can be completed safely, without damage to utilities, or compromise to the safety of crew working on site.
The accidental damage of underground cables or pipes can be extremely costly, with the potential to cause heavy project delays, harm or loss of life to crew on site, damage to equipment and expensive repairs to the damaged utility service.
Are LiveLocates locators Dial Before You Dig (DBYD) certified?
Yes – LiveLocates are proudly DBYD, Telstra and Optus accredited and a member of NULCA.
Dial Before You Dig is a nationwide service, offering a single point of contact for information about underground utilities at a planned project site. Anyone who plans to dig, excavate, or move soil from the ground should be utilising DBYD to ensure they are not putting themselves or their project in danger.
Please note that not all utility owners supply plans of their utilities through the DBYD service. LiveLocates can source additional utility plans when these are not provided to ensure that all utilities within your excavation area are reported to you when we have attended the site.
Proudly DBYD certified, LiveLocates can provide you with simplified, reliable, and professional utility locating services. With a range of equipment, technology, and experience, we have the skills and knowledge to locate underground utilities to assist you to know how to excavate the area safely. Not only will this keep you and your workers safe, but it will also keep your project on track and smooth out the process of planning and carrying out your excavation works.
Avoid costly project disruptions by having all utilities safely accounted for and reported on before groundworks commence – make sure you Dial Before You Dig and get us to Locate before you Excavate.
Who do LiveLocates work with?
LiveLocates deliver reliable and professional utility locating services across various industries, including Civil, Design, Construction, Roads and Maritime, Government, commercial properties, and residential homes.
Companies that engage our services include:
- Utility Providers
- Local Government
- Geotechnical Engineers
- Excavation & Civil Construction Contractors
- Directional Drillers & Underground Cable Layers
- Infrastructure Contractors
- Building Construction Companies
- Facility Managers
What other services do LiveLocates offer?
The primary services that we offer include:
- Utility Locating
- Cable, Sewer, Drain & Pipe Locating
- Water leak detection
- Ground Penetrating Radar
- Concrete Scanning
- GPS Mapping
- Vacuum Excavation / Non-Destructive Excavation
- Utility Mapping
- Pot Holing
How much do utility locating services cost?
How much it costs to successfully locate your underground utilities and assets will depend on your site, the nature of your assets, the work required to locate the utilities, and the level of reporting you would like us to provide. Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as providing a flat rate across our services. At LiveLocates; we provide a tailored solution to every job which also includes the provision of ground penetrating radar (GPR) at no additional charge as part of delivering a professional and highly satisfactory outcome for you. At LiveLocates we can assess your site and requirements and provide a competitively priced quote from there if needed. For more information on utility service and critical asset locating costs, get in touch with the friendly team at LiveLocates today.
Where do LiveLocates service?
Snowy Mountains – Jindabyne, Thredbo, Perisher, Crackenback, Cabramurra
Snowy Monaro – Berridale, Cooma, Bombala, Bredbo, Dalgety, Delegate, Michelago
Snowy Valley – Tumut, Talbingo, Khancoban, Adaminaby, Tumbarumba
Canberra suburbs and surrounding regions
NSW South Coast – Nowra, Huskisson, Batemans Bay, Moruya, Narooma, Bermagui, Bega, Tathra, Merimbula, Eden
We have engaged the services of LiveLocates on numerous projects in the Snowy Region. They are always responsive, prompt, reliable and reasonably priced. We have never been disappointed with any aspect of their work. If you need a quality accredited service locator then Andrew and his team are worth a call.Robert
At the risk of sounding like a generic review, I genuinely want say that the team from LiveLocates (especially Mal and George) did an excellent Job locating the service we needed. They even dug by hand through very rocky ground(multiple times).Also the report they gave at the end was next level. The pictures included in the report made following it (the report) so easy. The effort they put in and the work that's produced well out weighed their already reasonable price rate.James
Very reliable company to work with, very efficient responses, Perfect quality reports provided, Kate is a great asset to Live Locates with her rapid responses.John
Super easy to contact and organize, and very reliable.Scott
Excellent professional and friendly service.Andrew