Protecting People and Infrastructure
Our team at Abaxa are passionate about protecting people and infrastructure, we care about you and your job safety and delivery.
Experience and Accreditation
We provide over 30 years of experience in the specialist utilities field, the largest capacity of trained and accredited technical experts that deliver success to your projects each and every day.
Available to Keep Projects Moving
We are available to meet your program needs from discovery to field response on time every time to keep your project moving.
Reducing Asset Strikes
We are experts in risk management and deliver a quality service to a measured 99.9% accuracy over hundreds of thousands of utility clearances for underground pipes and cables. We track it, we quality assure it and we guarantee it.
Quality Risk Reporting
We deliver a detailed risk assessment report to Australian Standards for your accurate decision making at all times to reduce asset strikes (pipe & cable locating etc)and protect the public and your people.
We are able to assess your project needs and manage a response to reduce risk while managing safety, quality and budget, bringing your program in on time with our specialist team.

Brands We work with

Underground Utility Locating Services and Survey Specialists - Perth WA


Utility Location
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Utility Location

Plan your digging project safety with Abaxa’s systemised, accurate underground utility locating services (piping, cable & utility services) completed by highly trained, experienced & approved technicians.

Utility Survey to AS5488

Utility Survey to AS5488

Eliminate avoidable destructive digging costs, time delays and set-backs by utilising Abaxa’s Subsurface utility engineering support service.

Survey Feature / Topographical

Survey Feature / Topographical

Abaxa combines the latest in surveying technology with highly skilled staff to deliver cost-effective, high accuracy surveys, tailored to meet your project requirements.

High Pressure Gas Supervision

High Pressure Gas Supervision

Protect your team and site from potentially hazardous damage.

Ground Penetrating Radar

Ground Penetrating Radar

Improve safety, accuracy and speed using Abaxa’s 3-dimensional utility mapping ground penetrating radar.

Concrete Scan

Concrete Scanning

3D Optical Structure Scan Radar Technology quickly, easily and safely locates embedded metallic and non metallic targets within concrete.

Vacuum Excavation
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Vacuum Excavation

A safe, non destructive method of excavation that prevents damage to utilities.


Recipient in Charge (RIC)

Abaxa offers Recipient in Charge (RIC) safety supervisors for anyone working on, near or in the vicinity of Western Power's electrical network. All RIC supervisors are authorised by Western Power.

Our official Utility locating and Survey Guide

Download The Official Abaxa 3 Degrees Safety System Utility Locating and Survey Guide for the civil industry in Western Australia.

Abaxa Utility Locating & Survey Guide Ebook

Accreditations and Affiliations

Client Reviews & Feedback

Quality Assured Company
Andrew Thomson
Andrew Thomson
06:14 19 Mar 18
Adam Papworth
Adam Papworth
17:55 23 Sep 11
chirag talaviya
chirag talaviya
00:55 08 Sep 18
Great service and flexible, accommodating account managers.Easy to organise HP spotting, recommend highly if you want to get the job done.
Johnathan Loh
Johnathan Loh
14:16 31 Oct 19
My initial dealing with abaxa has been fantastic. Booking enquires prompt, service from Customer Support ( jean) excellent. in arranging ATCO gas permits fast and efficient. Staff again prompt and great experience and service. well done to all. Job was a success with little intrusion.
Michael Cunnane
Michael Cunnane
02:45 25 Oct 19
Excellent and prompt service, thank you very much.
Peter Paterson
Peter Paterson
00:15 04 Nov 19

High quality dedicated sub-surface detection services

As Western Australia’s largest underground locating services company and trusted experts of the underground with over 30 years industry experience, we are committed to quality, safety, and the environment.

Risk mitigation, safety, and a superior outcome for your project are our top focuses. Our team is fully qualified and delivers excellent results, as seen in ventures such as the New Metro Perth to Mandurah Rail and the Mandurah to Bunbury Highway.

Why Choose Us



Western Australia’s largest dedicated sub-surface detection company with underground utility locating industry experience spanning 30 years, our single focus remains on “Protecting People and Infrastructure”.

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Abaxa has the largest capacity of trained and accredited technical experts, compliant to Utility Providers, Authorities and Australian Standards that deliver success to your projects each and every day, covering all underground assets including Telstra, Power, Communications, Water, Sewer, Gas, and Rail.

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Customer Success

Customer success and satisfaction is a priority to our team. We strive to surpass your expectations and will do whatever we can to make sure your job runs smoothly.



Abaxa have technicians available to keep your program moving and are capable of reducing risk on projects both large and small and can offer flexible, tailored underground services depending on your unique needs.



We invest in research and development and have led the market in the introduction of technology, and are active in testing all new technological innovations in the sub-surface service locators industry so you can rest assured that you're in good hands.



From start to finish, our aim is to add value to your project, through a risk based assessment to provide a targeted response reducing unforeseen costs, and keeping your task on the desired timeline.

Process for Risk Reduction

step by step

Desktop Survey

Investigate and obtain all utility and relevant authority plans and duty of care documents AS5488 Quality Level D

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Site Reconnaissance Survey

Conduct a visual site inspection to validate all utility features and a work plan assessment. AS5488 Quality Level C

2 of 9

Utility Detection Survey

Location of utilities using appropriate geophysical method including pit Investigations. AS5488 Quality Level B

3 of 9

Utility Detection Survey

Location of utilities using appropriate geophysical method including ground penetrating radar. AS5488 Quality Level B

4 of 9


Physically expose all utilities to confirm exact location before excavation to determine horizontal and vertical alignment to a Utility Risk Assessment. AS5488 Quality Level A

5 of 9

Survey Utilities and Features

Recording Data to AS5488 Sub surface Utility Information

6 of 9

Client Report and Meeting

Project Utility Risk Assessment Report and Survey to AS5488 Sub surface Utility Information

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Supervise High Risk Assets

Supervisor High Risk Assets to Utility Provider Duty of Care and Safe Work Instruction

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Download Sample Report

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Underground Service Locator Case studies & Projects

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