What is Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)?


Open-source intelligence (OSINT) is data obtained and analysed from publicly available sources typically used for intelligence purposes.

These days, the term OSINT is used in a much wider context than simply for intelligence.  It is now an important technique for private investigators and analysts when seeking and preserving online based evidence.

Online Investigations Pty Ltd – a Melbourne based Private Investigation company – are the premier providers of OSINT information to not only solve private investigations, but to gather a ‘bigger picture’ when undertaking complex investigations.

Our experience as expert OSINT private investigators have allowed us to obtain success for the following key industries:


Debt Recoveries

Interviews / Sourcing

Intellectual Property / Counterfeit / Patent investigations

Law Firms

Competitor Intelligence

Brand Protection

Intelligence Agencies 

Private Investigator Melbourne


As leaders in OSINT – Online Investigations Pty Ltd has collated the most useful Australian based OSINT resources and now offers this at the PIToolbox – http://www.pitoolbox.com.au