VAC Group Australia and New Zealand

The Trans-Tasman leaders in underground construction, hydro excavation, specialised technologies, and training education.

Protecting Underground Assets for Over 20 Years

At VAC Group, we pride ourselves on being industry leaders in underground asset protection and management. From vacuum and hydro excavation, and non-destructive digging, to ground penetrating radar, and utility locating, we have the knowledge, equipment, and expertise to provide the best construction outcomes anywhere across Australia and New Zealand.


Innovation and education are at the heart of our business. Which is why, at VAC Group, we prioritise the implementation of new trademarked technologies as well as the delivery of training to individual operators and teams on major projects.

20+ Years in Operation

150+ Units

180,000+

Jobs Completed

SAI Global Certified​

Management Systems

Leaders in Surface and Subsurface Asset Solutions

To ensure we remain at the forefront of our industry; VAC Group has pioneered the creation of several technology-based trademark products.

    

Spearheaded by some of the leading minds in the geophysical field, our team has produced the ultimate in ground penetrating radar (GPR) and non-destructive technologies. Our Sparas and Latro advanced technologies have between them the capacity to map out road surface layer thickness at speed and reality capture subsurface utility information (SUI), whilst UtiliVision provides the software platform to accurately process and map your GPR and SUI data.

Trusted Partners to Both the Private and Public Sectors

At VAC Group, our team of qualified experts provide leading industry solutions, with a focus on providing services that are accurate, reliable, and easy to understand.


Our signature approach and range of available services and technologies has seen us partner with a wide variety of government, local government, utility asset owners, and private sector clients to deliver some of Australia’s largest capital infrastructure projects. From airports to rail, defence, mining, and ports, VAC Group can confidently cater to a wide range of client needs.

Protecting Underground Assets

For the team at VAC Group, offering complete solutions for our clients and their assets has always been our first and foremost priority.


The comprehensive services that we can offer are wide-ranging, and incorporate the best tech, qualified operators, and expert staff that you will find within the industry. From generating road network management plans to 3D mapping of utility infrastructures we can guarantee a cost-effective service that will reduce project risks and ensure efficient, safe, and time effective construction can be successfully executed.

Hydro Vacuum Excavation, Supply, Locating Services, and Sucker Truck Hire

With a diverse team of experienced hydro excavation unit operators, VAC Group prides itself on offering the best, environmentally safe alternative solutions to traditional mechanical digging. We have designed, built, and now successfully operate the largest fleet of vacuum excavation sucker trucks in Australia. See below for more information on some of the more popular services that VAC Group can offer our clients.

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Vacuum excavator operators

At VAC Group, we believe that non-destructive digging, or vacuum excavation, is the safest and most cost-effective means to expose or excavate around underground utilities and services. Our water excavation equipment, all developed in-house, is three to five times faster than similar marketplace hydro excavation units and equates to both a time and a budget saving outcome for our clients.


We can guarantee outstanding performance by our machinery and operators regarding:


  • Customer service
  • Health and safety
  • Protection of surrounding environment
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Hired vacuum trucks and operators

Australian made and able to handle the toughest conditions that this fair land can offer, our Vac-U-Digga 3000L and 6000L model excavator units are crafted on the back of years of first-hand project experience to provide superior operational reliability.


If you have a project in need of a top-of-the-line vacuum excavation unit then look no further than VAC Group. As the undisputed market leader, when you hire one of our Vac-U-Digga sucker trucks we can guarantee:


  • Unrivalled reliability
  • An Australian made product
  • Leading innovation in manufacture and operation
  • Available in both 3000 litre and 6000 litre models
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Underground locating

We have a range of services available to ensure that any project’s design and implementation won’t be delayed or compromised by the occurrence of pre-existing underground structures and utilities. With the use of one of our hydro excavation units, VAC Group can provide non-invasive utility locating on all project types across Australia and New Zealand.


For more specialised projects we also supply ground penetrating radar, utilising our trademarked Latro and Sparas technologies with which, our qualified operators are able to successfully detect any of the following:


  • Utilities

  • Cables

  • Pipes

  • Conduits

  • Voids and other unspecified underground objects.

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Utility maps

Our highly experienced, competent, and accredited locators use advanced utility survey technologies to reduce the risks associated with working around underground services and other utilities. Combined with VAC Group’s leading non-destructive digging techniques, our locators can guarantee the most comprehensive utility mapping service in the industry.


We can undertake projects ranging from small-scale utility connections and maintenance, to utility asset mapping for industry and construction with the ranging benefits of our services including:


  • The identification of the routes, types, and depths of buried services

  • The identification of potential conflicts, enabling timely amendments to planning and design

  • A reduction of costs associated with the digging of speculative trial holes

  • Significant reduction of the risk of cable strikes and damage to third party services

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Recycling soil

VAC Group has successfully developed a soil recovery and recycling system, able to be quickly implemented on-site at most project locations across Australia.. This patented soil recovery and transfer system addresses the overall costs and environmental implications that surround excavated soil disposals.


Our Soil Transfer technology is completely portable and, teamed with our vacuum sucker truck fleet, can save up to 1.5 million litres of fuel per year. Other advantages of our HVRRR system include:


  • A reduction in total machine operation hours resulting in less CO2 emissions

  • Reduced waste disposal costs

  • The creation of suitable spade-able fill material

  • A reduction in the overall amount of waste material that will need to be handled

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Vacuum truck construction, servicing and repair

With numerous bases across many Australian states, VAC Group has successfully delivered a number of remote infrastructure projects across rural Australia. With a first-hand understanding of the skills and requirements necessary to operate in remote environments, we have strategically developed our capabilities to ensure that we can confidently cater to the needs of our remote clientele.


We also operate vehicles that are fully compliant with mining specifications including:


  • ROPS

  • In-vehicle monitoring systems (IVMS)

  • High tail light

  • Emergency equipment

Specialist Training Courses Delivered by Industry Experts

VAC Group can provide tailored training solutions to clients right across the construction industry.


With up-to-date information delivered by expert trainers, we can ensure teams are well-versed and knowledgeable in best practices for safely navigating utility sites. We can also train teams in the use of underground service locating technology and equipment, ensuring they are compliant in every necessary aspect of its operation.

Our Clients

Logan City Council
Brisbane City
Moreton Bay Regional Council
GHD
Vic Roads

Service Areas

With our head office and manufacturing depot based in Yatala, Queensland, VAC Group also has depots in various locations Australia-wide. If you have a construction or maintenance project in need of our services, you can reach out to us via any of the following office locations:

Contact Us

Whether you require hydro excavation, utility locating, staff training, or the use of one of our technology-based mapping services, the team at VAC Group will always provide our clients with a consistent, high quality service standard that is unmatched throughout Australia and New Zealand. Get in touch with us today to ensure only the best outcomes for your next project by calling 1300 822 834. Alternatively, you can fill in our enquiry form or reach out to us via one of our social networks below.

3000 Litre Hydro Excavation Unit

Our 3000 litre hydro excavation unit for hire is readily available for dispatch right across Australia. Find out more.

6000 Litre Hydro Excavation Unit

Our 6000 litre hydro excavation unit for hire is readily available for dispatch right across Australia. Find out more.

Hypervacs

Our Hypervac 2+ and Hypervac 4+ non-destructive digging trucks are readily available for dispatch across Australia. Find out more.

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