The most experienced underground service
detection team in Queensland.

30+ years in the business.



✔ Avoid damaging expensive utilities
   and buried infrastructure

✔ Find services quickly and accurately

✔ Vacuum Excavation Pot Holing

✔ Telstra and Dial Before You Dig Accredited


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Underground Service Locating Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Queensland and Northern NSW

1 2 3 Locate It specialises in locating underground services before you dig.

We’ll locate buried pipelines, power and communication cables, energy outlets and other hazards before you start work so that you avoid making costly and time-consuming mistakes.

1 2 3 Locate It has the latest underground service locating technologies. These include radio detection equipment, ground penetrating radar, concrete scanning, vacuum pot holing and many other technologies that allow you to dig safely.

Underground infrastructure location is our core business.

Wherever you are in South East Queensland including Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast and beyond, we can locate underground services quickly and accurately, without damage to your property.

Underground Utility Locating Services

With 30 years experience, 1 2 3 Locate It offers a wide range of underground location services. We provide you with the knowledge of what is underground to enable you to dig with confidence!

Before drilling, grading, digging or building design, it’s essential to understand all of the underground utilities and their location. This ensures that you avoid damage, injury and high repair costs when completing works. It also enables you to complete your project successfully.



Our leading technology finds what others miss.


We offer highly competitive rates and a fast job completion time.


Our experts are accredited, fully insured and always work safely.

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Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation
0421 624 794


1 2 3 Locate It are extremely experienced in discovering underground Cable And Pipe Locations in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. Our highly trained staff use ground penetrating radar and other detection equipment to locate pipes and cables underneath the ground.

Cutting through gas, electricity, telecom, water or sewerage lines endangers lives. Disrupting any of these essential services is also expensive.

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Ground Penetrating Radar

1 2 3 Locate It can locate your underground services using our Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR – Structure Scan). We can help you locate underground services in many instances where standard radio-detection methods cannot, and can quickly and easily identify the presence of buried utility infrastructure.


CCTV Pipe Inspections

Plumbing contractors, councils and engineers use 1 2 3 Locate It’s CCTV pipeline inspection service: to inspect pipes for blockages; to use in conjunction with pipeline maintenance programs; to view internal infrastructure during construction phases, before, during and after; or, to prove the integrity of the pipeline.


Dial before you dig not enough

Do you know what’s buried underground? Damaging underground cables can cause severe or even fatal injury. Dial Before You Dig plans are not enough.

No matter the size of your project, whether you’re putting in a new driveway, landscaping your yard or doing construction work such as directional boring or drilling, or working in a trench, you need to be able to identify if there are any underground services hidden below. You do not want to risk severing or damaging power or phone cables or sewer or storm water pipes that may be underneath.

However, you cannot rely on the free plans available from Dial Before You Dig for accuracy. Utility owners such as Telstra, Optus and Energex do not have accurate records of the location of their underground assets. Their plans are a guide only. This is why in their ‘Duty of Care’ guidelines they recommend the use of Accredited Plant Locators (APLs) for all excavations.

There have been numerous occasions where our 123 Locate It APL technicians have located underground cables when there has been nothing indicated on the Dial Before You Dig plan for that location. These plans certainly never contain any information for any underground cables or pipes inside the property boundary.

1 2 3 Locate It technicians are highly trained and accredited plant locators. Our technicians are also accredited Telstra fibre-optic plant locators, unlike many other locators in the industry. We service Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and surrounding areas. Please call 1 2 3 Locate It on 0421 624 794 when you need to dig. We have a rapid response time with very competitive rates.

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