About Us

A bit about us

Over 50 years of combined subsurface investigation experience.

LADS (Locate and Detection Specialists) is a Gold Coast-based service locator offering a range of innovative and effective underground locating services to clients in Queensland and Northern NSW.

With over 50 years of combined subsurface investigation experience, our professional team has the knowledge and expertise to deliver thorough and comprehensive location services while minimising the inherent risks associated with working around underground services and utilities.

Our Capabilities

Here at LADS, we offer a wide range of innovative underground locating services and techniques to cater for all your investigations. We pride ourselves on innovation and ensuring we always stay ahead of the competition, offering state-of-the-art technology that makes us a one-stop shop for all your location services.

Our services include:

  • EMF locating & utility mapping
  • GPR (Ground Penetrating Radar)
  • Push Camera with recordable footage
  • Cable Fault Finding (Conditions apply)
  • Concrete/Slab Scanning
  • Onsite PDF photo reporting/Service
  • Mapping Surveying
  • Project managing and consulting

Our Team

Our team of service locators is made up of highly qualified, licensed and experienced operators who can expertly utilise our equipment, whether its ground penetrating radar, utility mapping technology and more. Our team has undergone extensive training to make sure you’re getting a reliable service carried out by people who know how to get the job done. We have all the necessary accreditation to ensure we’re meeting relevant legislation to give you peace of mind on the job.

We also have project management experience from small jobs all the way through to large-scale telco builds, as well as the resources to ensure your location services are carried out on budget, and on time.

High-quality underground location services

Using the latest equipment available, LADS can easily locate the underground services and utilities you need quickly and efficiently.

Our staff are accredited service locators and have been highly trained to provide you with a safe, cost-effective solution to protect and prevent damage to underground infrastructure.


The Areas we service

Based in Queensland, we service the Gold Coast region, as well as Logan, Brisbane, Ipswich, the Sunshine Coast, northern NSW and Byron Bay.

Wherever you’re based, speak to us, and we’re sure we can deliver!