Dial Before You Dig (DBYD)

What is Dial Before You Dig?

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(DBYD)Dial Before You Dig is a Not for Profit organisation that delivers a national community service designed to assist in preventing damage and disruption to Australia’s vast infrastructure networks. These networks provide essential services that millions of Australians use every day, such as power, water or telecommunications. Protecting Australia’s infrastructure assets is critical in ensuring these essential services are made available to the community.

Any excavation work, whether small or large, residential or commercial, has the potential to damage assets around the work site. Underground cables, pipes and other services are at risk of being damaged inadvertently, leading to service interruptions, project delays, costly repairs and possibly even loss of life.

Obtaining up-to-date information before using a locating service for the proposed work site, is a fundamental aspect of any excavation project and can significantly minimise these risks. Dial Before You Dig provides this information via an easy, free online enquiry.

You can read more about the service, as well as lodge a DBYD enquiry, by visiting their website: