Domestic Services

Home is the one place you need to feel safe for both you and your family. As a Townsville family business, Jim Roberts Locksmiths understands this and offers professional locksmith services 24/7 for your security and peace of mind.


After a great time with the family or friends, the last thing you want is to be locked out of your house or car.  Our professional 24/7 mobile Townsville locksmiths* are ready for any locksmith emergency.  This means that no matter the weather or occasion, we’re here to help you with anything related to locks, keys and safes.  For your convenience, our vans have mobile EFT facilities and can also accept cash and cheque.

Automotive Lock Re-keying

After a theft or change of ownership, it may be a good idea to get the locks changed on your vehicle or motorbike.  At Jim Roberts Locksmiths, we can completely rekey your vehicle – the ignition, the doors, the glove box, the fuel cap and the boot or the canopy.  We can ensure that the old keys do not work and provide unauthorized access to your vehicle.

Key Duplication

Jim Roberts Locksmiths can replace most makes and models of automotive and keys, from older keys to remote transponder keys. Our friendly team can supply, cut and program both original or aftermarket keys as required by certain models.

Automotive Clone Keys

If you are looking for a spare for an existing key, a clone key may be a more economical option. Taking just 10-15minutes and copied over the counter, the clone key contains a hardy chip that will start your car and get you out of trouble, no battery to go flat (who know how long it will be before you need a spare) and can be made to suit the majority of vehicles on the road.

Garage & Gate Remotes

After a break-in or moving into a new house, the garage is a place most people forget about. Our technicians can supply, service and reprogram your garage remotes, both original and aftermarket.

Lock Re-keying

Whether you’ve just bought a new home or the wrong person has a key to your current one, it’s a good idea to get new keys and control access to your commercial premises.  Our qualified locksmiths can rekey the locks so that any old keys just won’t work.

Lock Installation and Service

It happens at the worst time.  A key broken in the lock or the handle is loose on the lockset.

From your standard keyed entrance and security doors to electronic locks, biometric locks and keypads, to a stiff key in a padlock or canopy, our qualified locksmiths can install and service a wide range of locks for a wide range of purposes.

Window Locks

Window locks are a fairly inexpensive extra form of security for your home and can be made so that the same key opens all of the window locks. There are locks for that can be for a range of windows (sliding, double hung, awning or casement) and locks for more specialised applications.  The best part is that they can help save a little bit of money on your insurance.

Key Duplication

At Jim Roberts Locksmiths, we cut keys either onsite at our Pilkington Street* workshop, or in one of our mobile locksmith vans.   We can make or duplicate keys for a wide range of purposes – for example, keys for motorbikes, boats, safes, vehicles, entrances, mailboxes, filing cabinets, cupboards or desks.

Key Safe Installation and Service

Key Safes are one of the most secure ways to allow someone access to your property when you are absent, such as for subcontractors, kids home from school.  They also provide handy access for emergency services to elderly and infirm people unable or find it difficult to get to the door.  We can install these safes to external walls and surfaces.

Safe Installation

Your investment in a safe can be quite large – and it is an important purchase.  Safes protect your valuables, documents and data from theft, vandalism, and fire.  Having your safe installed by one of our experienced locksmiths can ensure that your safe is installed correctly and securely with the correct fastenings and fittings.

Safe Opening and Servicing

With years of training and experience, our technicians install, open and service safes in Townsville and all over North Queensland, for industries such as schools, banks, governments and hotels.  From changing combinations to changing batteries in electronic locks, it is important for the integrity of your safe that everything is functioning properly.  As a SECO recognized service, Jim Roberts Locksmiths can be trusted to be effective and discreet in the opening and servicing your safe

Safe Removal

Jim Roberts Locksmiths has experienced staff and the equipment to remove your safe professionally without damage to your safe or to your home.  We can move safes from one house to another to just one room to another.  You have peace of mind knowing that your safe and its contents are being moved and secured correctly.   As a SECO recognized service, Jim Roberts Locksmiths will be effective and discreet in the removal of your safe.

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