Locate & Vac

Vacuum Excavation, Electronic Locating, Ground Penetrating Radar & Jet Rodding
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Vacuum Excavation, Electronic Locating, Ground Penetrating Radar & Jet Rodding Services

Locate & Vac is an Australian utility locating, scanning and hydro vacuum excavation company providing industry certified equipment and services to the civil construction, electrical, infrastructure, mining, drilling, oil, and gas industries across South-East Queensland.


Utility Locating

Locate & Vac has a dedicated team of DBYD Certified utility locators. Our team can help you map and protect all underground assets on your site thanks to Locate & Vac dedicated systems and processes.

Locate & Vac uses both electromagnetic cable locating and ground penetrating radar (GPR) technology to designate underground utilities.


Hydro Vacuum Excavation

Locate & Vac have a large fleet of 3,000L to 8,000L hydro vacuum excavation trucks ranging from jetter drain cleaning unit combos to power combination and tank sizes.

All of our services use non-destructive excavation methods with the use of high-pressure water and vacuum to safely expose and pothole underground utilities without damaging utilities. 

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30 Years Of Experience

With over 30 years of combined industry expertise and experience Locate & Vac offer client solutions, to complex challenges that deliver realistic operational costs that save you money. From local and state municipalities to nationally operating contractors, domestic and commercial developers right through to private owner engagements, we help support a vast range of clients across South East Queensland.

We understand the needs of our customers and through years of experience understand the requirements of the job to deliver solutions that drive the continuing success of our customers. Our extensive service locations enable our teams the ability to serve the remotest of locations, providing flexible equipment and service solutions with leading availability across South-East Queensland.

Locate & Vac’s expertise, experience and service solutions have delivered greater returns on investment across the smallest to largest scaled projects.

Our extensive service locations enable our team the ability to serve the remotest of locations, providing flexible equipment and service solutions with leading availability across South-East Queensland.



1300 166 146

Common Questions

Not sure what your first step is to get the job started? Then look to our common questions and answers to get the help you need before getting started. Our team are also available to help via phone or through our contact form down below!

How does vacuum excavation work?

Vac trucks use blowers capable of sucking up heavy materials from deep depths and long distances. Our vac trucks use bigger blowers that use a combination of high levels of mercury content with greater airspeeds and velocity to create a powerful vacuum and flow. This technology will not only ensure that you dig a lot faster but also ensure the removal of more bulk material at greater depths and distances. combined with greater tank capacity that all lead to the removal of a greater amount of spoil.

What do hydro vacuum excavation trucks do?

A hydro vacuum excavation truck is most commonly used to suck liquids, slurry and sludge from the site back into its tank. From here, the liquid is transported either to a soil transfer station or a disposal site. Hydro vacuum excavation technology is still relatively new to the construction industry however is making waves thanks to its safe and efficient operations on the job site.​​Vacuum trucks are fitted with high-pressure hoses and blowers for suction so they have the capability of undertaking non-destructive excavation and vacuum clean up. Vac trucks are also used to empty tanks or bodies of liquid. This can include sewerage or septic tanks, water tanks and flooded areas.

What are vac trucks used for?

Vacuum excavation is widely used by utility companies in their identification of networks underground. This is because they are able to use their vac trucks to non-destructively dig for utilities and suction away the slurry that is left. This ensures that utilities aren’t damaged and avoids the risk of line strikes.

Vac trucks are also used regularly to clean and empty tanks, whether they be septic, water or sewerage. This is a task that is unique to the vac truck industry, as other methods of emptying tanks are not hygienically safe. By using vac trucks to safely suction the spoil into the tank it can be transferred to another location and disposed of appropriately.

Why should I use utility locating services before digging?

Any excavation, irrespective of size, has the potential to damage assets located around the worksite, leading to service interruptions, delays to the project, costly repairs and in the worst-case scenario, injury or death.

Obtaining information from what is under the surface significantly minimises these risks by providing information about the worksite. Safety is a fundamental aspect of any excavation project and so utility locating services should always be the first point of contact.

Contact Us

PO Box 2185, Keperra QLD 4054

1300 166 146