Private Investigators on the Central Coast (NSW), Northern Rivers (NSW) and Queensland


Affordable, confidential & discreet!


With three decades of experience in evidence gathering, conducting surveillance and undertaking factual investigations, the team at Adept Investigations can assist you in obtaining the results you require for intelligence gathering purposes, Court case preparation or any other legal purpose.

Our expertly trained investigators have over 60 years of experience in Federal and State policing and civil litigation. Every investigation we undertake is conducted in accordance with Australian legal requirements, ensuring any evidence gathered is generally admissible during Court proceedings.

The more information you can provide from the outset, the higher the likelihood of a successful outcome, generally at a lower cost to our clients. Our aim is to "join the dots" on what you currently know, and what you should know to determine how to proceed after receiving our report.

Some investigation agencies say they can phone tap and track vehicles. We urge caution in engaging these agencies as in most Australian Jurisdictions these practices are both illegal and any evidence obtained generally will not be admissible.

Costs are kept to a minimum and the client is in total control of their expenditure. Communication is clear, concise and up front.


Rod Courtney worked as an investigator for the Australian Federal Police for over two decades, and has 30+ years of factual and surveillance investigation experience both in Australia and overseas.




To whom it may concern.

I have had the unfortunate need to use the services of the Adept Investigations Group. The service was outstanding. Rod is professional in his approach and comes highly recommended.

Name withheld


Communication I believe is the key to a successful outcome when you need the services of an investigator. That is precisely what I had from Rod Courtney of Adept Investigations.

Rod was always in contact and happy explore ideas as the surveillance job he was doing for me kept on moving in different directions. Intuition and experience from many years doing investigation & surveillance work was evident from Day 1.

I was provided with clear and accurate daily reports, detailed photographs and video footage for use as needed. All the information was provided at a very reasonable fee and daily updates kept me aware of costs as the job progressed. A genuine 10 out of 10 for professionalism and service.

(surname withheld)


We have been using Rod for a number of years now and he owns one of the only companies that actually do their work at very reasonable prices.

We’ve tried the same work with others and they failed. I cannot thank Rod enough for his hard work and will continue to use him in the future

Philippe Laville



I recently tasked Adept Investigations with a five day job. All allocated tasks and very detailed reports were always completed by them on time. I was impressed with their professionalism, including suggestions by their office on ways I could keep my costs to a minimum. Invoices were provided daily so there was no “bill shock” and their rates are very competitive.

I won’t hesitate to use their services again, or recommend them to anyone.

Darren Wales Managing Director Wales Truck Repairs Pty Ltd



Hi Rod,


I just wanted to say thank you so much for your amazing effort in locating and serving my ex for me.

You seem to take a personal approach on cases and strive to achieve a good outcome.

Nothing was too hard, early morning rainy starts no problems, waiting in the boring pub for hours only drinking a coke no problems either.

You are very professional in the way you work, the daily phone calls and detailed reports you provide were excellent, full of information and photographs.

I would highly recommend you to anyone seeking some investigative work.

Looking forward to using your services again in the future.

Kind regards, Bettina


Rod Courtney at Adept Investigations is extremely professional, reliable, easily contactable and compassionate. I was kept up to date with all tasks and was provided with constant information.All decisions are made by the client however Rod provides highly educated advice to help make the best possible choice suited to your needs and your case. Rod goes above and beyond and I Highly recommend Adept Investigations.

Cacey Forbes



I employed Rod from Adept Investigations to carry out some surveillance work due to some custody issues I was concerned about.

I was worried about engaging a private investigator at first but as soon as I called I knew everything was going to be easy for me.

From the beginning I felt confident and all of my requests were answered and acted on without fuss or question. I only had to deal with one person which made the whole process stress-free.

I would recommend Rod from Adept Investigation to anyone He handled everything and I got exactly what I needed. Rod did a fantastic job! He was able to obtain excellent photographic and video evidence.

His work leaves no doubt that he is the best in the business. He really saved me a lot of time and effort. The result I obtained from Rod was worth much more to me than I paid!

Thankyou Rod! 
Jasmine Webster




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Case studies

Case study on an investigation conducted by Adept Investigations into a partner suspected of cheating.
Case study into an investigation incorporating surveillance of a person.