What is a Telco Cable Search?
A Telco Cable Search checks if copper or Optic Fibre telecommunication cables run underneath a property. This search is available Australia-wide and identifies telecommunication cables from Telstra, Optus, UEComm, AAPT and PowerTel and a number of other providers.
The information contained in the search result will only be as accurate as the information kept by the relevant companies/providers.
Note: Power cables won't appear in the search result; an independent search(s) should be completed to identify their location.
Why wouldn’t a Title Search identify Telco Cables?
A title search identifies easements such as a right of passage over a neighbour’s land or waterway. However, easements aren’t required for telecommunication cables and therefore they will not appear on a title search. Cables are hidden underground and without a cable search how would you know they existed?
What information should I supply?
It is essential that you supply as much information as possible to ensure that all background checks are conducted thoroughly and to ensure expediently delivery of results:
Unit/Street Number, Street name, Suburb, State, Postcode of the search site
Date of Settlement
Your contact details including: name, address, phone, fax and email
How will I receive my results?
Search results will be returned to you via email. Turnaround time is 3-7 business days.
A Telco Cable Search usually costs $129 incl GST.