Hire a Private Investigator Sydney


Private Investigator Holding a Camera and Looking from the Window

Before hiring a Private Investigator, people often wonder whether it is something they could just do themselves, not realising the importance of the job and how to find a good investigator.  There are a multitude of reasons why you may need to hire a PI.  Initially, the obvious situations that come to mind include the classic cheating spouse or finding a missing person, but there are lots of less obvious reasons people hire a private investigator.  You could be going through a custody battle and need to gather evidence for your court proceedings to get the best outcome, or you might be suspicious of somebody in your proximity and wish to carry out a background check.  In any case, it is highly likely you are in a difficult legal battle or facing a sensitive situation.  To try and investigate yourself in these situations without the industry knowledge and training of a professional investigator will most likely lead to more issues for yourself.

Hiring a licenced private investigator is the easiest way to find the answers you need for your circumstances. We have created this article to help you find the right person for the job to make sure this is done well.

Keep in mind, Sydney is a densely populated major city with over 5 million people residing in the region.  With so many people packed into the area, there is a naturally a higher rate of crime, infidelity and suspicious behaviour intruding on your life without you realising.  Our private investigators are spread throughout the Sydney metropolitan area so we can be at any location quickly, sometimes within the hour.  And it is not as expensive as you might think!

Tips When Hiring A Private Investigator In Sydney

    1. Vet the reputation and qualification of your PI

One of the first things you should do when hiring an investigator is to verify their skillset and professional qualifications.  In Australia, investigators need to hold a license for the state that they are operating in, and the licensing varies from state to state.  If the private investigator you are considering is licensed, they should be displaying their license number on all their advertising such as their website and email signatures.  If you do not see a license number, there is a good chance that they don’t have one.  Unfortunately, there are a number of PI’s who either operate unlicensed or are licensed in other states, so in Sydney you will want to make sure that the investigator you are looking into hiring is licensed for NSW.

It is also a good idea to search for references for the work they have done for other clients to make sure they are as good as they say they are.  We have our reviews from previous clients displayed clearly on our webpage, and we also have full transparency for our licensing, for QLD, NSW and VIC.  You can find that information here and we are happy to provide any documentation on request.

  1. Consider your situation

It can be intimidating to consider bringing in a professional to help you with a sensitive situation.  In most cases, you may be in a vulnerable position either facing suspicions of an unfaithful partner or dealing with a legal situation that you just need help with when gathering all the facts and evidence.  For most people it can be an emotionally distressing time when trying to get to the truth or find evidence.  Thankfully, here at Sydney Private Investigations, we have ample investigators who are discreet and professional in helping you find the answers you need.  We really don’t need a lot of information; usually a brief explanation is all we need, so you won’t need to unnecessarily expose huge amounts of detail around your situation.  The investigator will usually ask you a few additional questions to get the information that they will need that you might not have even thought of.

You will also want to consider what your desired outcome is for hiring an investigator.  This will help determine the kind of documentation or evidence you wish to obtain from the PI surveillance.  It’s important to clearly communicate this at the beginning of the investigative process.

  1. Research for the best price

There is quite a number of private investigative services to choose from in Sydney.  This puts you in a prime position to be sure that you are getting the best service for your money.  The market is competitive in Sydney, and it actually is not as expensive as you may have thought.  These services are not just for the rich and famous!  Sydney Private Investigations have curated an affordable fixed cost for our services.  Usually, you could expect to pay anywhere from $80 to $120 per hour for a private detective with other costs that may or may not be included, such as travel costs or parking tolls among other hidden fees.  Our company’s fixed price includes travel and miscellaneous expenses to ensure you get the best price without any nasty surprises.  For Sydney metro areas, we give you additional peace of mind about the cost of hiring an investigator while gathering the evidence you need by using our video surveillance, so that nothing is missed in the time that you are hiring us for.

We know it can seem daunting at first to consider hiring an investigator to dig into your private life and affairs.  You can take comfort in knowing that we have a team of fully licensed agents who are discreet, professional and are based in various locations all over Sydney CBD.  We genuinely want to help you find the answers you are looking for and are available 24 hours 7 days a week.

Contact us today to see how we can help you.