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Dial Before you Dig - Underground Services Location

Dial Before You Dig is a referral service for information on locating underground utilities anywhere in Australia. Utilities Locators, Underground utilities locating companies, Excavators, Electricians, Plumbers, Planners, Developers, Farmers, Land Surveyors, Builders Contractors, Home Owners and Landscapers all over the country are taking advantage of our convenient referral service.

No matter the size of your project, you can be doing landscaping in your backyard or heavy work such as directional boring or directional drilling. Just tell us when and where you plan to dig, we pass that information on to the underground utility owners and they will respond directly to you with the cable and pipe location information.


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  • Hi,

    Theres a lot of practical equipment which you can use on your own to locate underground utilities, such as the Leica Digicat

    Just for information.

  • Hi I am from NZ and we have 'Dial before you Dig' here.

    I have done alot of project management and the first thing that you have to do is locate services.

    Not all service providers are lodged with B4 U dig, as their business model is to charge the service provider for each referal.

    I guess I am saying be wary of B4 U Dig as they are a filter, and an incomplete one at that. At least in NZ.

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    Great post!  It may be good to share it in the Safety in Surveying Group?

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