Dial Before You Dig

Helping you stay safe and follow the rules when excavating near electricity, gas, communications and water


Dial Before You Dig is a referral service for information on locating underground utilities anywhere in Australia. Locators, 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.

It is essential if you are planning excavation works that you must ensure that any work undertaken will not damage electricity cables or gas pipelines (or water and communications infrastructure). Tough laws and penalties apply to essential services infrastructure damage.

Additionally, damage to underground infrastructure can result in major personal or business expense, injuries and even death.

The Dial Before You Dig initiative is a free national community service that can help you avoid damage to underground pipes and cables.

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.

To find information or register go directly to the Dial Before You Dig website.