About Us

Geotechnical Investigations


WANT Geotechnics is a geotechnical consultancy with offices in Darwin and Perth providing:

  • Geotechnical Investigation for commercial and residential developments
  • Level 1 and Level 2 Testing 
  • House site reports and subdivisions
  • Foundation and earthworks advice
  • Design of temporary earthworks including soil nails 
  • Rockfall and slope stability analysis
  • Land suitability and capability  assessments
  • Road upgrades and gravel searches
  • Bridges, solar farms, airports and multi-storey developments
  • Electrical Resistivity of soils
  • Ground Anchors and working platforms
  • Pile and Rock Socket Certification
  • Bearing Capacity Certification
  • Bushfire Attack Level Assessment (BAL Accredited) and Wind Classifications for House Sites
  • A variety of equipment available for non destructive testing including Light Falling Weight Deflectometer and  Variable Energy Dynamic Cone Penetrometer

Our Approach


Our aim is to provide a client-focused, competitive alternative that delivers on time and budget. 

Being independent means we are available to work on your project 7 days a week. 

We have developed strategic relationships with engineering consultancies who have complimentary skill sets that have seen us work at locations throughout the Northern Territory and Western Australia.

Recent Projects


  • Darwin and Alice Springs: Geotechnical Investigations for new Youth Justice Centres
  • Charles Darwin University: Drilling/Geotechnical Investigation for proposed new campus in Darwin CBD 
  • Darwin International Airport: New Air Traffic Control Tower- Pile Certification and Geotechnical advice
  • Groote Eylandt: Geotechnical Investigation for Woodsville Subdivision
  • New Bunnings Store, Yarrawonga: Geotechnical Investigation 
  • Darwin International Airport Solar Farm: Geotechnical Investigation
  • Beswick, Ngukurr, Tennant Creek, Manthathape and Alpurrurulam: Remote Community Housing
  • Northcrest Intersection and Spine Road: Level 2 Testing and Certification
  • Bickerton Island: Geotechnical Investigation for proposed boarding school for Indigenous students
  • Wyuna Cold Store, Darwin Airport: Geotechnical Investigation