Vacuum Excavation

Safe Dig offers vacuum excavation hire throughout metro and regional Queensland including areas such as Brisbane, Rockhampton, Yatala and Mackay. Our modern fleet of vac trucks for hire provide a professional and efficient service for any client no matter the size of their project – big or small.

What is Vacuum Excavation?

Vacuum excavation is the process of using high-pressure water jets to break up solid ground including clay, sand, rock and soil after which the remaining spoil is then suctioned into the tank of a vacuum truck for later disposal. Vacuum Excavation is used to safely excavate around underground services, underground utilities, tree roots, telecommunication cables and power cables for the easy repair, maintenance or relocation.

Also known as Non-destructive digging or hydro excavation this service is the safest way to excavate around underground services, as it is non-invasive, cost effective and accurate in underground utility locating, reducing the risk associated with damaging these assets. These vacuum excavation techniques also minimise the impact to streetscape, reducing disruption to traffic flows and other surface activities.

What are the benefits of vacuum excavation?

With many underground utilities located beneath the surface, it is imperative that care is taken when excavating. Safe Dig utilises the latest non-destructive vacuum excavation technologies, ensuring all project sites are left with minimal damage. Vacuum excavation is a safe way to expose underground assets and allows cost effective and accurate non-destructive excavation around these utilities.

This method of non-destructive digging is clean and non-invasive simultaneously sucking debris into the vacuum truck and exposing utilities such as pipelines, phone lines and fibre optics. Vacuum excavation also provides a solution to digging in confined spaces and built up areas reducing risk to personal and minimising OH&S and environmental risks that are commonly associated with deep excavation.

With the use of the latest vacuum excavation technologies Safe Dig can reduce the use of unnecessary digging equipment and machinery movement, reducing manpower and saving each client time and money, meaning your project is on-time and cost-efficient.

The Safe Dig Vacuum Truck Fleet

Safe Dig provides Queensland with one of the most efficient vac truck fleets. Servicing areas such as Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Mackay and Rockhampton with quality and professional vacuum excavator trucks for hire. With a selection of vac trucks for hire in Brisbane and throughout regional Queensland and New South Wales Safe Dig can offer the right truck for every project requirement.

The Safe Dig fleet includes:

  • 3,000L Vacuum Truck for hire
  • 4,000L Vacuum Truck for hire
  • 5,000L Vacuum Truck for hire
  • 6,000L Vacuum Truck for hire
  • 8,000L Vacuum Truck for hire

For more information or for a FREE quote call us today on 07 3376 0856.

Frequently Asked Questions


In addition to our highly qualified operators, As a minimum, all of our vacuum excavation trucks carry a standard 15m of vacuum excavation hose. We are happy to arrange more hose (up to 50m if access is difficult) or a standpipe (so we can refill at council water stations) upon request, please just let us know!

Although we don’t have in-house traffic controllers, all of our staff are accredited with “RIIWHS302D Implement Traffic Management Plan” training. Also, our traffic control partners are the best in the industry and we’re proud to be working alongside them! If you’d like traffic control organised for your next job, leave it up to us to take the stress out of your next job.

Click here to request a free quote