FAQ


Who should undertake this search?

Various property professionals within the various sectors of property including:

  • agents and potential property buyers and owners,
  • residential and commercial property valuers,
  • property advisers,
  • property lawyers,
  • property developers and;
  • those approving bank loans for property within the finance lending sectors.

Can I search anywhere in Australia?

Yes, this search is available Australia-wide and identifies telecommunication cables from all known carriers such as 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.

Wouldn’t a Title Search identify if there were any Easements on a property?

Yes, a title search does identify 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 expedient delivery of results:

  • Unit/Street Number, Street name, Suburb, State, Postcode of the search site
  • Lot/Plan
  • Date of Settlement
  • Council Area
  • Your contact details including: name, address, telephone number and email

How will I receive my results?

Telco Cable Searches will endeavor to return search results to you via email, this assists in expedient delivery.

Approximately how long will it take to receive Telco Cable Search results?

The approximate turnaround time for search results is between 3 – 7 business days.

What information is in the result?

The Telco Cable Search will be advise of any major network cables (including Optic Fibre) belonging to Telstra, UEComm, Optus Communications, AAPT and PowerTel, Vocus, Primus, Pipe Networks and a number of other carriers that pass through the specified property(s).

Our reports will contain information on communications network that may impact on the property/s and will assist you/ your client in making an informed decision on the property purchase.

For further information concerning the information supplied within this report please contact us on 1300 557 114.

How do I list multiple lots?

If you are submitting a search via a search agent please submit a Telco Cable Search order for each and every Lot on Plan you require.  If lodging your request directly via this website additional requests relating to the same matter may be entered into the “Any additional information” field of the search request, please ensure all Lot on Plan details are listed. Telco Searches can give you a quote for the total cost of large requests, please contact us for further information.

I need assistance understanding some of the terms within the report who can assist me?

For explanations of terms or concepts used in the Telco Cable Search, please contact Telco Cable Searches, we will be happy to assist you. Additionally, our friendly and professional staff are available to visit your office to explain why the search should be considered, this is a free service. Many Law firms have accepted this offer as it assists them in explaining to their clients why the search is highly recommended. Please call us on 1300 557 114 or email us to arrange a convenient time.