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Dig smart Dial Before You Dig (DBYD) is a not-for-profit memberbased organisation that puts excavators planning to dig in contact with the owners of underground infrastructure. It is free for an excavator (digger) to lodge an inquiry. You can lodge an inquiry through the mobile-compatible website, or phone 1100 during business hours. You tell DBYD where you plan to dig and all the affected underground infrastructure owners will send their plans back to you by email. It is important to follow the instructions from all the asset owners to locate each asset.

Dial Before You Dig’s Victoria/Tasmania strategic relations manager Joe Fiala and Victoria/Tasmania marketing co-ordinator Simon Surrao at the Victorian Farmers Federation Heart of Victoria Dinner.

Recently the organisation has seen more and more farms becoming members of DBYD which means their assets are protected through the DBYD service. New members include windfarms because the electricity generated

by the turbines is carried by underground cables to the substation. If these cables are damaged by excavation works it could be a very costly fix for all parties involved. For more information on becoming a member, fill out an expression of interest form at members/membership-expressionof-interest/ or email Simon Surrao at DBYD also offers free awareness sessions for work crews, which include information on your duty of care, help to read plans and promotional stock. For more information on awareness sessions email Angela Gilmore at



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