Stuart Burdack, CEO of the national DBYD organisation has announced that he will be leaving the organisation on 31 December. Neil Weatherly, Chair of Australian Association of Dial Before You Dig Services, said that Stuart will be greatly missed after 4 ½ years in the role.

“Mr Burdack is a CEO of high integrity, is hardworking and has provided strong and reliable leadership to DBYD during his time as CEO. This has included leading the organisation in planning and delivering a range of major projects including the development of our service blueprint for the future, and successfully delivering a technology transformation which went live for our 950 Members and 90,000 users of the service in July this year”.

Mr Burdack said that he was proud to have served as CEO of DBYD and it was now time to hand the reigns to someone else to deliver the organisational transformation component of DBYD NextGen.

“I have enjoyed working with the passionate and engaged DBYD community and am proud, together with our dedicated staff and the national board to have delivered organisational innovation and efficiency, resulting in significant state Membership fee reductions, a strategic blueprint to future proof DBYD, and the successful delivery of phase 1 of the DBYD NextGen technology transformation, providing a greatly enhanced referral service.

Chair Weatherly said that DBYD will immediately commence the recruitment process for a new CEO to lead the next phase of the organisational transformation.



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NBN / DBYD Future Direction – External Article

Dial Before You Dig are always pleased to work together and promote the fine work that our Members do to contribute to the protection of Australia’s infrastructure networks.

Following feedback from the inaugural Oceania Damage Prevention Conference, NBN’s Executive General Manager, Darren Mills set up a project team to review its plans and has made significant improvements which will help to identify NBN assets and reduce damage and injury.

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Past News

A special Australian edition of the Damage Prevention Professional Magazine was released to promote the upcoming Oceania Damage Prevention Conference. The content is specifically tailored for Australian stakeholders serious about damage prevention and the issues faced in the industry. The magazine is a must read for anyone serious about damage prevention intiatives.

The content will be revised after the Oceania Damage Prevention Conference to ensure that it is current.



  • Oceania Damage Prevention Conference 2018 – Queensland, Australia

Highlights from the Oceania Damage Prevention Conference held on the Gold Coast. Thank you to all our sponsors, exhibitors and delegates, the conference would not have been possible without you.



Stuart Burdack, CEO AADBYDS



Graeme Allan, Operations Manager AADBYDS



Benefits of attending ODPC included:

  • Raising your profile in the industry by participating in a historic event
  • Engage and collaborate with industry personnel
  • Develop personal and direct relationships with clients
  • Show your full product / service range; live events provide the best possible interactive marketing platform
  • Directly influence market with knowledge of damage prevention initiatives led by your organisation
  • Overcome objections and accelerate the buying process
  • Display products and services to key decision makers
  • Locate new users and channels for your products