Don't let your next home improvement project end in disaster! Even hand tools can cause significant damage and service disruption. You might even find yourself liable for the cost of equipment repairs or worse.
Here's what to do
Your must call 1100 to notify the use of mechanical digging equipment at least two business days before you dig. Why? So your local utility providers can provide plans of the area free of charge. This helps excavators know which spots to avoid so there's less risk of injury or damage to lines and services.
Before you dig
Call 1100 Dial Before You Dig or visit or call 1100
Dial Before You Dig is a free national community service covering Australia's vast pipe and cable network. It has been established to avoid damage and disruption to the essential services Australians use every day - electricity, gas, communications and water.
In a unique partnership with underground asset owners, Dial Before You Dig acts as a single point of contact. With a single enquiry you receive free information about underground networks at your excavation site, usually within 2 working days.
Obtaining information about your excavation site is also important to avoiding injury, whether you are a professional excavator, tradesman or home renovator.
Safety couldn’t be simpler. Just visit www.1100.com.au