About Us, Our Team, Our Approach

An experienced team of utility survey professionals

Locaters Pty Ltd is an Australian-based company operating out of Sydney, NSW. The company was established in 2000, initially providing a locate-only service and then expanding into an all-in-one utility mapping consultancy.

We offer a range of products and services relating to utility location, subsurface mapping, and engineering surveys.

Locaters have the following accreditation:

  • Safety AS/NZS 4801:2001
  • Quality ISO 9001:2008
  • Environment AS/NZS ISO 14001:2015
  • Transport for NSW Authorised Engineering Organisation

In addition to complying with all relevant current legislation, regulations and codes of practice, Locaters adheres to its own formalised processes for achieving best practice.

Locaters are constantly on the lookout for innovations in equipment and work practices that will assist the company in delivering the highest standard of service.


Utility Positioning Classification

For a number of years, our clients have benefited from the company’s own utility positioning classification (UPC) system which we applied across our reporting outputs and field mark up.

Locaters’ UPC system is aligned with the Australian Standard A5488, Classification of Subsurface Utility Information (SUI), which was introduced in 2013.

Our Approach

With an experienced team of surveyors and draftspersons, Locaters are able to confidently collect, process and transfer data to our clients. Our primary focus is to ensure expectations are understood and agreed upon prior to the commencement of work.

We value and encourage client feedback, self-assessment, and system improvements.


Carrying the value of the investigation through the life of the project

Our interest is in providing you with the best information tailored to your budget. Implementing the classification system means our field markings, plan annotations, and electronic data carry the value of the investigation through the life of the project and beyond.

Through the retention of this data land and property owners have the ability to manage their assets into the future with fewer interruptions to essential services and greater site safety.


Authorised Engineering Organisation certification

Locaters Pty Ltd has Authorised Engineering Organisation (AEO) certification for providing surveying services for NSW rail network projects.

Contact Our Team

Paul Forbes
Managing Director

M: 0430 557 331

Keir Christian
Operations Manager

M: 0409 113 313

Geoff Orchard
Survey Manager

M: 0425 206 892


We are always on the look out for qualified specialists to join our team. If you have something to offer, send your details and we’ll be in touch when new opportunities arise.