Australia’s longest established, privately owned, pipe and cable location company

Solving problems down under
Solving problems
down under

Geotrace is your number one utility location specialist

Whether you are involved in a large construction project, a home renovation or any project that requires you to break ground, you can rely on us to be on time and professional, with the right equipment to get the job done.
In order to minimize risk prior to breaking ground and potentially compromising underground resources such as gas, water, power and fibre optics, reach out to Geotrace, your “number one go to” company.

With over 35 years of experience our knowledgeable, experienced and passionate team, work with you to ASSES, DETECT and ADVISE, ensuring you save time, money and stress.

35 years in business

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10 Reasons Why You Should Engage Geotrace

Our Services

Utility locating and mapping

Using our state-of-the-art electromagnetic locators, we are able to identify and locate underground…

Ground Penetrating Radar

Used in conjunction with our utility and mapping electromagnetic locators is a geo-physical instrument that uses…

Concrete Scanning

Concrete scanning is a non-destructive concrete assessment method which uses ground penetrating radar…

Concrete cutting, coring and drilling

Once a site has been assessed via our concrete scanning process…

CASA Certified - REPL and REOC Drone operator

Geotrace is able to provide aerial imagery via drones for large site areas…

CCTV Pipe Inspections

CCTV Pipe Inspections are carried out with intelligent, versatile CCTV cameras allowing a 360-degree…

Non-destructive excavation potholes

Potholing is an efficient, non-destructive digging solution that exposes essential underground…

Dial Before You Dig (DBYD) Consulting

Before digging and breaking ground it is essential that you are mindful and fully compliant…

Specialised locating

Specialised locating covers a broad spectrum of services from lost wedding rings, underground drums, missing well covers and the like…



Established in 1985, Darryl Critcher started Australia’s first privately owned pipe and cable location company in Australia.

Darryl was actively involved in the business until his retirement in 2018.
In 2015 he had the pleasure of appointing his son, Antony Critcher, as head of operations and CEO.

Antony, having been involved in the business since 2005, has extensive experience in the utility locating industry. With strong values, his customer centric attitude, and a focus on safety, high ethics and integrity, Antony and his team have continued to successfully grow the business which to many is now a household name.

With the vision of developing steady growth, and providing a cost-effective professional service, Antony and his team are proud to have maintained accreditations and certifications that ensure they remain Australia’s leading pipe and cable utility location company in Australia.

We are a DBYD certified company, with Telstra Fibre / Copper and Optus / Uecomm accreditations.
​We are also Rail Safety Worker (RSW) certified and fully registered with CASA and hold both Remote Piloted Operator Certificates (REOC) and Remote Pilots Licences (RPL).

Success Stories

What we say about ourselves is one thing, what our clients say is what REALLY counts!

“Geotrace is very prompt in responding to my requests throughout the year. As a result they help complete all my projects with success for my clients as a Geotechnical Engineer and I highly and enthusiastically recommend Geotrace to any realavant Civil Enginering Consultants.”

Mrigesh Tamang


“I have used Geotrace since 2013 through Telstra’s list of Accredited Service Locators. Geotrace team are knowledgeable, responsive and above all punctual. I have used Geotrace (Antony and Darryl) on several transmission pole replacement projects since then to date. The team is very professional, and their charges are quite fair. Their service search reports are well detailed, making all jobs easy to execute. Geotrace proved to have a high standard of customer service as they communicate to you throughout the whole process. I recommend Geotrace for any service search requirements of any size. They do not disappoint”

Walter Garakasha


Antony and his team at Geotrace are a reliable and efficient company and are always quick to respond to queries, with expert advice provided on site. They are a pleasure to work with.

Jessica Staehli