About AFL Services

The Eptec Group acquired AFL Services (AFL) in December 2021 to further enhance their already sizeable presence in the South Australian Defence and Infrastructure Markets.

AFL was established some 20 years ago and has since grown into a supplier of choice for its key Defence and Infrastructure clients. The acquisition combines the industry strength of both firms to provide clients with access to leading-edge technical, project delivery and long-term asset maintenance expertise, specialising in the refurbishment of war-weary combat vehicles and the rebuilding of their substrates.

If you are a current or past customer of AFL, you will find that the people are the same and provide the excellent standard of service you are used to, however now that AFL is now part of the larger Eptec business, we can deliver Defence and Infrastructure services nationally.


  • Public and Product Liability Insurance $20 million
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance $10 million
  • Mobile Plant & Machinery Insurance $600,000.00 in total
  • Commercial Motor Insurance Market Value


AFL implements a management system, certified by QAS according to ISO Standard. AFL’s management system PAS 99:2012 which integrated the standards below:

  • ISO 9001:2015: Quality Management System
  • ISO 14001:2015: Environmental Management System
  • ISO 45001:2018: OH&S Management System

Defence Industry Security Program Membership

AFL has obtained the following level:

Defence Industry Security Program Member

  • Governance
  • Personnel
  • Physical
  • Information & Cyber

PCCP Accreditation

Certificate #1145 has been granted to AFL Services in the classes as below:

  • PCCP Class 3: Site application for atmospheric exposure
  • PCCP Class 4: Site application for immersion exposure
  • PCCP Class 5 Full: Hazardous coating management (heavy metals)
  • PCCP Class 6 Full: Hazardous coating management (respirable dust)

Accreditation #179

Expiry 19 November 2023


AFL’s CM3 Prequalification #007231 is a web-based OHS/WHS prequalification system, developed so that AFL can demonstrate our health and safety capabilities to current and potential clients. Cm3 prequalification consists of the insurance as well as a comprehensive assessment of AFL safety systems.


AFL’s Builder Licence #280829 certifies that AFL Services Pty Ltd is licensed to carry on the business of building contractor in the following conditions:

  • Floor Finishing
  • General Concrete Construction
  • General Repairs limited to Non-structural Building Work
  • Metal Fabricated Product Installation
  • Painting
  • Roof Restoration
  • Structural Steel Erection
  • Construction Waterproofing


Dangerous Substances License (Licence #653832) permits AFL to work with Flammable Liquids (Class 3).


EPA (Licence #50682) authorised AFL to undertake, at the location(s) such as AFL workshop and various locations throughout South Australia, the following prescribed activities of environmental significance under Schedule 1 Part A of the Act, subject to the conditions in this Licence.

Abrasive Blasting

Surface Coating Works (Spray Painting or Powder Coating)


AFL is a member of the Defence Team Centre.

Other Services

AFL Services also perform other services:

  • Expansion Joint Removal or Installation
  • Bird Netting Removal or Installation
  • Denso Petrolatum Tapes Installation
  • CFRP (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer) Installation

Contact Details

AFL Office & Workshop: 2-4 Walsh Street, Elizabeth South, SA 5112
Phone: (08) 8287 3334 for general enquires or quotations.
Email: enquiries for general enquires

Structural Remediation and Specialty Protective Coatings

Structural remediation, asset protection and specialty protective coatings

AFL delivers the structure remediation on both steel and concrete. For concrete, AFL perform the following services:

  • Concrete Repair
  • Structural Strengthening
  • Cathodic Protection
  • Shotcrete Application

For steel remediation

  • Column & Beam Repairs
  • Protective Coatings

AFL Services does a broad range of protective coatings such as:

  • Epoxy
  • Polyurethanes
  • Organic and inorganic zinc-rich
  • Fibreglass
  • Plastic
  • Conductive or non-conductive

Concrete Repairs, Structural or Decorative

Services span from retaining walls, block feature walls, rendering to texture coatings. The AFL team completed a large project on the Torrens to Torrens South Project where we repaired texture coating on four kilometres of wall.

AFL can perform the following:

  • Crack Injection for the small crack less than 0.2 mm
  • Resin Injection for the crack from 0.3 mm to 1 mm
  • Spalling and Scaling Repairs

Passive Fire Protection

AFL Services prides itself in the ability to be able to apply vermiculite and intumescent to the required film thicknesses, when supplying this cosmetic revealed member with Passive Fire Protection. This service has proven to become a popular cosmetic finish in the industry due to the requirements for feature columns and steel work across various locations.

Hazardous Coating Removal

Eptec provides services in safely removing hazardous and industrial coatings from various substrates such as metals, concretes and wood. AFL Services is known for its premium level of environment protection, certified under the Painting Contractor Certification Program (PCCP) 3,4, 5 and 6 categories. This ensures we are equipped for the removal of hazardous coating such as lead and chromate base paints, arsenic and cadmium coatings from bridges, tanks and marine vessels.

Water Asset Protection

AFL Services is in line with our Environmental Protection Policy having a Water Asset Protection Plan used in conjunction with a Project Management Plan to deliver some of the best outcomes for Water Asset Protection.

Coating Removal Specialists

AFL has evolved into the paint removal market. We can remove many different types of coatings from various substrates such as metals, concrete, wood, etc.:

  • PFOS and PFAS
  • Industrial Coating
  • Hazardous Coating

Ultra High Pressure Services

AFL Services have the ability to perform Ultra High-Pressure Services.

  • Water Jetting
  • Pressure Washing
  • Hydro Demolition

Waterproofing Membrane Application

Waterproofing protects structural integrity and the health of assets. It reduces maintenance costs and cleanup.  AFL has the expertise to apply waterproofing on:

  • Tanking/basement
  • Flat Roofs
  • Concrete Water Tanks
  • Retaining Walls

Heritage Restoration on Various Substrates

AFL has vast knowledge in Bura Charter in South Australia among other charters around Australia for heritage restoration. Our knowledge of various substrates and our ability to provide holistic solutions to concrete, timber, glass, etc.
We often work in hazardous circumstances, and at heights, but always with a mind to the strategies of safety. We are keen to maintain our leadership in the field of heritage conversation as done on the Albert Bridge Adelaide.
We have completed many projects such as Victoria Square Fountain, where we pride ourselves on the interfaces between these substrates, including flexible/rigid jointing and filling required for asset protection.

Environmental Protection

AFL have an inhouse Environmental Engineer who looks after and aligns each and every project with Eptec’s Environmental Management Plan. We hold an Environmental Protection License from both Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and SafeWork SA, and our Environmental Protection Plan is second to none in Australia. Eptec is committed to the protection of the Environment and will work to preserve the environment and drive sustainability in its operations. We pride ourselves on making an environmental difference and have a great passion for the flora and fauna of Australia. Eptec is third party certified by BVQI for Quality, Health & Safety, Environment and Social Responsibility.

Blasting and painting

Our AFL team has exceptional knowledge of abrasive blasting and the difference between surface cleanliness and surface profile including grit and shot discerning. The team specialises in providing specialty coating systems, flat sheet or cast in linings (HDPE, PVC) and laminated FRP systems for corrosion protection. Along with conventional methods of surface preparation (dry abrasive blasting, chemical cleaning, mechanical preparation methods), Eptec also offers environmentally sustainable approaches, including UHP water cleaning and wet slurry abrasive blasting.

Water and sewerage asset protection

AFL Services, inline with our Environmental Protection Policy, uses a comprehensive Water Asset Protection Plan and Project Management Plan to deliver some of the best outcomes for Water Asset Protection across these areas of investment:
• Replacement of ageing sewerage infrastructure
• Stormwater capture requirements
• Irrigation efficiency
• Efficient reservoir storage
• Wastewater recycling
• Desalination plants

Concrete Rehabilitation
Concrete Rehabilitation

Corrosion Protection
Corrosion Protection

Linings and Waterproofing
Linings and Waterproofing

Fibre Reinforced Plastics
Fibre Reinforced Plastics