AOSG is a licensed Sunshine Coast Private Investigation Company with agents in every major city of Australia and region around the globe. For international investigations please visit our Global Investigations Division page to find out more about our international team and the services we offer.
Private Investigations Australia
Locating Missing Persons
Family Law and Process Serving
Surveillance and Asset Searches
Theft in the Workplace
Property Due Diligence
Corporate Investigations Australia
Company Due Diligence
Debt Collection and Process Serving
Intellectual Property Investigations
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 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).
The Alternative Options Security Group 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 legislations, 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 evaluation 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.
Alternative Options Security Group
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OUR CONTACT DETAILS
Mailbox: PO Box 1418, Coolum Beach Queensland 4573
Office Hours: 9 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday
Phone: 1300 962 587
International: +61 5444 8653