OUR Services

 Private Investigations Australia
  • Infidelity - Cheating Spouses

  • Locating Missing Persons

  • Family Law and Process Serving

  • Surveillance / Counter Surveillance

  • Theft in the Workplace 

  • Bug Sweeping (TCSM)

  • Property Buyer and investor Due Diligence Reporting                   

Corporate Investigations Australia
  • Travel Insurance Investigations

  • General Insurance Investigations

  • Civil Construction Drilling Investigations

  • Skip Tracing and Process Serving

  • Company Due Diligence

  • Competitor Awareness 

  • Bug Sweeping (TCSM)

So what is a Private Investigator? 

A loose definition of a private investigator is a freelance detective who works for private clients.  They are not government law enforcement employees; however they may from time to time work for government agencies in an outsourced capacity.  The majority of clients are individuals and businesses seeking assistance to conduct private investigations and surveillance on their behalf because it is more efficient and cost effective to engage the services of experienced licensed investigators who have the skills and legal capacity to conduct covert operations than to do it themselves. 

How do I become a Private Investigator?

To become a private investigator in most states of Australia, you must complete a Certificate III in investigation Services and apply for a licence through your relevant state government body or court system.  For more information on investigation and security training courses in Queensland visit our security training page or call us on 1300 962 587

A Private Investigation Company or a Private Intelligence Agency?

For the most part, there is very little difference between a Private Investigation Company and a Private Intelligence Agency.   A Private Intelligence Agency is not run by a government department and collects public access open source information on behalf of clients much in the same way a Private Investigation Company gathers information and intelligence.  This is a legal activity because the information is open source and the investigators should be licensed to carry out covert activities.

Espionage on the other hand, is the activity of spying and in Australia this is predominately carried out by the Australian Secret Intelligence Organisation (ASIO), the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS) and the Defence Signals Directorate (DSD).

AOSG is a Private Investigation and Intelligence Company.  Through our licensing, we are authorised to conduct investigations and covert surveillance on behalf of private clients; however we are bound by Australia’s privacy acts and other Australian civil and criminal legislation, whilst the government intelligence agencies have greater powers and operate under their own legislated acts.

Whilst we cannot legally spy on a company and steal their secrets, we can conduct due diligence and competitor awareness investigations on behalf of clients and gather valuable background and marketing intelligence on a company to learn how the company operates and markets their product within their industry.

OUR Support

AOSG is a Sunshine Coast Private Investigation and Security Company and a  proud supporter of Destiny Rescue, a local Sunshine Coast but internationally recognised charity non profit organisation dedicated to rescuing children trapped in the sex trade in South East Asia. Their vision is to rescue the sexually exploited and enslaved, restore the abused, protect the vulnerable, empower the poor and be a voice for those who can’t speak up for themselves.

They currently operate various programs in Thailand, Cambodia, the Philippines and India and have offices in three donor nations: United States, Australia and New Zealand.

Since 2011, they have rescued nearly 2000 children enslaved around the world, helped keep hundreds more from entering the sex trade through their various prevention programs, ensured justice for those who have been wronged, and raised awareness to untold numbers. And they will continue to expand to reach even more children in the days ahead! 

Travel Safe Campaign

With sporadic acts of terrorism on the rise, it's not always possible to predict where the next incident is going to occur; however you can take measures to minimise the risks to yourself when travelling by planning ahead, having some local knowledge of your destination and arming yourself with skills acquired through training.  As part of our Travel Safe Campaign, we have provided a list of very useful sites for you to visit when you're planning your next overseas trip.  

Alternative Options Security Group

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Mailbox: PO Box 1418, Coolum Beach Queensland 4573

Office Hours: 9 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday

Email: enquiries@aosg.com.au
Phone: 1300 962 587

International: +61 5444 8653

For any general enquiries, please fill in the following contact form:

Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and the Gold Coast
ACN: 604 436 544
LICENCE: 3915857

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