Trace and Identify (Australia) is a small, affordable, two person detective agency established in Brisbane, Queensland in October 2008.

We locate ‘Anyone, Anywhere, for Any Reason’ including beneficiaries and witnesses for law firms, family members, dear friends, loved ones, ex spouses, as well as debtors for finance companies, Mercantile Agents and private clients.  

We also attend to discreet Surveillance and ‘Peace of Mind‘ follows of a suspected cheating spouse/partner, or of a family member you may be concerned about. 

Serving of documents (including divorce papers) – Australia wide, as well as internationally.

Why choose us?

We are Queensland owned.

The female investigator owns and manages the business.

When clients contact us, the Owner Manager (female investigator) will personally attend to your enquiry, however, a male investigator is available if requested. 

Unlike larger agencies that may need to pay rent and wages to others, we do not have high overheads that are absorbed into fees and passed on to the client.

We are not expensive, nor are we cheap – we simply submit a realistic, mutually agreeable cost structure up front to our clients so there will be no nasty surprises halfway through the enquiry.

We listen to your needs, we then act in a reliable and ethical manner, whilst working within the law.

The testimonials on the Reviews page from current and previous clients are 100% authentic.

We have full Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance set in place


Locating Missing Persons

Locating Missing Persons

Whether you are a law firm, a person who is owed money, or seeking a missing family member, we can assist you.

Process And Document Serving

Process and Document Serving 

We serve divorce papers, as well as all other documents for law firms in all States of Australia as well as N.Z. 
Private Surveillance Services

Surveillance and Follows

For private clients, Mercantile Agencies and law firms, be assured that the Manager personally attends to all enquiries.

Cheating partner investigations

Cheating spouse & partner Issues

We work quickly and discreetly to obtain photographic evidence.

Get ‘peace of mind’.

Background Checks

Background checks

Basic, In Depth, or ‘Tailor made’ background checks available.

Know now, not later. 

Simply click on the Contact Form to submit your confidential enquiry to us and the female Private Investigator shall reply as soon as possible to discuss your enquiry in more detail. 

We are based South East of Brisbane, the capital of the State of Queensland, Australia.

  • Eamonn G.
    Said in 2021 – "Thank you, Lesley. I knew you would locate the elusive lady for my client, a law firm. Well done."      
    Eamonn G.
    Owner/Director of a private investigation company in the Republic of Ireland.

What Can a Private Investigator Do?

Australian Private Investigator

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A private investigator in Australia is licensed to gather private information, investigate and conduct surveillance, or follow someone, for a monetary reward from their client.

They can legally conduct a variety of services, including but not limited to:

  • Statement taking
  • Locating missing persons
  • Following a person or a vehicle
  • Investigation of spousal infidelity
  • Phoning to speak with a debtor/s
  • Surveillance of a person or persons
  • Doing background checks on a person
  • Investigation of fraud or financial crimes
  • Door knocks to correctly identify a person
  • Gathering evidence for legal proceedings
  • Process serving (delivering legal documents). It’s important to note that private investigators in Australia must comply with all relevant laws and regulations, including those related to privacy and data protection.

 Investigator Costs

We at Trace and Identify Australia aim at all times to provide fair services to our clients with a mutually agreeable cost effective price plan worked out before commencing an enquiry.  This ensures there are no nasty surprises for the client.  

Business/Client Trust

Our core values and ethics instil trust and confidentiality in all the services we provide to our valued clients.  All attainable measures will be taken with your enquiry and your file will be safely stored on our security coded computer.