We’re Professional, Family Owned & Customer Focused

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).

Trusted Partners

10 reasons why you should engage with Geotrace

Our numbers

Over 35 years in business.
We have completed over 200,000 jobs.
We have over 1800 clients across Australia and the globe.
We are available 24 | 7 | 365

We understand

Your concerns, the risks and liabilities involved in the utility location and construction process.

Our Equipment

We own specialised, state-of-the-art equipment which enables us to locate the exact area and depth of most utility types on the property of the proposed project site.

We have worked extensively with, and are trusted by, key industry players

Over our 35 years we have engaged and built trusted relationships with an array of leading key industry players across Australia including:

  • Residential home owners
  • Tier 1 and Tier 2 builders
  • Environmental, Structural and Geotechnical engineers
  • Construction companies
  • Developers
  • Real estate agents
  • Plumbers
  • Electricians
  • Pool specialists
  • All trades
  • Installers
Our Team

We are a small, committed and dedicated team.
With a wealth of knowledge, experience and passion, teamed with our customer centric attitude, we enjoy building rapport and strong relationships with our clients.


Having served various industries over the years, we understand the inherent risks associated with the breaking of ground particularly on development and construction sites where multiple underground services are, or may be, present.

Industries include:

  • Federal Government
  • Government (public works NSW)
  • Utility providers
  • Councils
  • Construction
  • Medical centres
  • Nursing homes
  • Shopping centres
  • Service stations
  • Rail
  • Nuclear facilities
  • Stadiums and Arenas
  • Banks
  • ATM’s
  • Universities
  • Campuses
  • Schools
  • Community halls
  • Heritage sites
  • Residential homes
  • Low, medium and high-density apartments
  • Industrial complexes
  • Commercial properties

Our extensive reports ensure you have proof of due diligence being conducted, and that you are compliant. With this you will have peace of mind knowing you have diligently identified and considered all associated risks.


Geotrace’s utility locators team visits the site before a project begins.
Once the assessment, location and report has been presented, you are able to commence with confidence and peace of mind, knowing you have minimized the risk of damaging underground utilities, resources and assets.


We are supported in an advisory role with GPRS (the biggest utility locating company in the USA who have over 150 offices). With their extensive knowledge, as well as the shared tips, tools and techniques, we are able to learn, understand and implement best practices at all times.


With our certifications and accreditations in place you have peace of mind that you are working with a legal, competent and equipped team.

  • Member of DBYD (Dial Before You Dig)
  • CLO Certified (Certified Location Organisation)
  • Member of NULCA (National Utility Locating Contractors Association)
  • Geotrace complies with The Australian Standards (AS5488:2019)
  • Accredited with Telstra Fibre / Copper and Optus / Uecomm
    Certified with RSW (Rail Safety Worker)
  • Certified and registered with CASA (Civil Aviation Safety Authority)
  • Licenced drone operator – Remote Piloted Operator Certificates (REOC) and Remote Pilots Licences (RPL).
  • We carry Public Liability Insurance, Professional indemnity as well as the required Workers Compensation.

Success Stories

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

“As an environmental consultancy, we rely on a service locators clearance to conduct our soil sampling involving test pit excavation, which always bares the inherent risk of striking buried utilities including gas, water supply, electricity, telecommunications etc.

However knowing how proficient and professionally Geotrace staff identify services, gauge the risks and help us develop a systematic test pit location plan that mitigates the risk of encountering any services, I always have peace of mind knowing that I can carry out my fieldwork with far less concern for my teams safety, and avoiding the risk of financial burden and liability.

Of the 6 years I have been working with Geotechnique. Antony and his Geotrace team have been our primary service locating service, and based on an excellent track record we have every intention of continuing to work together.”

Justin Hofmann
Environmental Scientist
Geotechnique Pty Ltd

“I’ve been hiring Geotrace for the last three years. They’re my go to company. Great service, great attention to detail, super responsive. Antony will go above and beyond to make sure we’re getting the best service. Highly recommended!!”

Milad Noujaim
Environmental Consultant