We work where you need us

Based out of Geelong and Ballarat we cover a range of LGA’s including – Ballarat, Geelong, Golden Plains, Hepburn, Surf Coast, Wyndham, Melton, Moorabool, Corangamite, Colac-Otway and Borough of Queenscliff

Fully Insured

DWB Service Locating is fully insured – Workcover insurance, Public Liability Insurance, Professional Indemnity and vehicle/equipment insuances.

Industry Certified

DWB Service locating is certified by Before You Dig Australia (BYDA), Telstra, Optus, is a NULCA Member.

Safety First

We don’t cut corners. The safety of our staff, your staff and your projects is our number 1 priority.

About us

DWB Service Locating

Beneath our feet lies a complex network of vital utilities and infrastructure, including water pipes, gas lines, electrical cables, sewer systems, and more. When planning any construction or excavation project, whether you’re a civil contractor or a homeowner with a DIY project in mind, preventing unintended utility strikes paramount.

DWB Service Locating provides a range of services to help you plan, manage and complete your projects big and small, with efficiency and safety as our paramount concerns.

Why Underground Service Locating Matters

Underground service locating, often referred to as utility locating, is the process of identifying and marking the exact locations of buried utilities and infrastructure. Here’s why it’s so crucial:

  • Safety: Hitting an underground utility during excavation can result in severe accidents, injuries, and even fatalities. Service locating minimizes this risk by ensuring you know what lies below before you dig.
  • Cost Savings: Accidentally damaging a utility line can lead to costly repairs, project delays, and legal liabilities. Service locating helps you avoid these financial setbacks.
  • Legal Compliance: Various laws and regulations require that you locate and protect underground utilities before excavation. Failing to comply can result in fines and project stoppages

Our Locators

Our locators are highly trained, highly skilled and hold a range of accreditations including – BYDA, Telstra, and Optus. In addition they are first aid trained, hold current WWCC, white card, Rail Industry worker tickets, Traffic Management, Confined spaces and asbestos awareness.

With experience working on projects big and small across Melbourne, regional cities and rural areas, our locators understand your needs.

how we help

How we go about it

We use advanced Electro Magnetic Technology to induce an electrical frequency into conductive utilities such as electrical, communications (Telstra, Optus and others), gas lines, steel/cast iron water pipes. By inducing an electronic signal into pipes and cables using clips clamps and other methods we can then trace that signal along the service to the next pit, valve or connection point.

Where services are non-metallic, such as storm water drains or communications ducts containing fibre optic, we are able to insert specially designed rod (long flexible fiberglass hose with internal highly conductive copper wires) and trace the rod in the conduit, this includes under roads, drains, concrete and more. In addition, using specialised equipment called a sonde, we are able to locate the point of blockages and obstructions in pipes and conduits allowing you to know where the issue is and where to dig to undertake remains.

We work to gain a complete understanding of all the services within and adjacent to your work area to minimise the risk to you and others and to keep your project on time and on budget.

what we do

Our Services

We offer a range of services to assist you with your next design or construction project. Below are our main areas of business:

With a commitment to delivering the highest quality service DWB Service Locating is your choice for prompt and friendly service.