The smart way to find someone


Private Investigators & Skip Tracing Specialists

skip tracing
NOUN /skɪp/ /ˈtreɪ.sɪŋ/
The action or practice of locating people who are missing or have defaulted on debt, especially as a profession

At Desktop Investigations, we specialise in skip tracing. Finding people is our key area of expertise and we have access to a vast array of information databases to give you premium results.



Locate people, especially debtors who have defaulted and left no contact details.


Nationwide network


Face to face contact and encouragement to pay.


Know who you are really employing.

We can also provide other private investigation services as we have extensive experience in the investigative area of fraud. We will work with you to ensure you receive a personalised service that delivers results.

Just Who Are We?

Desktop Investigations have a talented investigation team, lead by Chéney McGlynn. Alongside her workplace experience, she has a few killer instincts that really add value at Desktop Investigations. She has a wealth of knowledge in the investigative field, she has good instincts and serious nouse when it comes to tracking people, and a real empathy that’s often missing in this line of work.

Chéney is ...

  • An ex-policewoman having served in the NSW (Australia) Police Service

  • She’s a qualified lawyer having completed her Law Degree with Bond University and Master in Laws with the University of Auckland, two of the most respected Universities in Australia and New Zealand

  • She has worked as an Investigative Lawyer for the Serious Fraud Office

  • And has also worked as a Senior Investigator for Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, specialising in bankruptcy and insolvency investigations


What’s The Cost?

Cases are all very different, and to get a solid idea on costs we will need to talk about your requirements… But we’ve outlined a little below to give you some idea.


Skip Tracing Services - from $69 per hour plus GST

Depending on volume, these can be negotiated on a per hour or per file basis and the hourly rate for skip tracing starts at just $69 per hour, plus GST. To get a better idea of how much it may cost to find who or what you’re looking for, just get in touch for an obligation free chat.


Why Desktop Investigations?

What do you think of when you think private investigator? We’re not your typical old-fashioned sleuth types, stalking people’s every move from a tinted car across the street. But we do know very well how to track down the people you’re after – in fact we have an impressive 94% success rate here at Desktop Investigations.

With a background in the police and in law, our strong experience is combined with a fresh and honest approach to private investigations - we think ’outside the box’, we don’t burn leads, and aim to be open and approachable so you understand what’s going on at any point.

Looking for someone?

If you’re searching for someone, whether they’re debtors or have disappeared, or you have other private investigation needs, we offer a professional, confidential service you can trust and rely on.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about our services and how they can meet your needs, please get in touch for a confidential chat.

0800 500 524