Locksmith & Handyperson servicing the North West

The Skeleton Key

Rest assured The Skeleton Key (TSK)  are not novice Locksmiths, the Managing Director of TSK has been a qualified Locksmith for 25 years and cut his teeth in the industry when Locksmithing was not based on computers and electronic machinery, though he still is on the tools, knows that times have evolved and he has kept abreast of the changes in Locksmithing that are relevant to the services that TSK offers.


The Skeleton Key are members of the 'Master Locksmiths Association of Australasia'.




Compliance Services

About Us

We may be one of Tamworth’s newest Locksmith companies, but the Managing Director of The Skeleton Key is a fully qualified Locksmith who started working in the trade over 25 years ago. He cut his teeth in the industry starting as an apprentice in 1992 under the expert tutelage of the late John Carter, who established Tamworth's first modern day Locksmith business in 1972.


After a decade in the Locksmith industry as a result of family commitments TSK's Managing Director had to cease working as a full-time Locksmith, a trade he loved, but he always kept abreast of changes in the Locksmith industry, especially regarding his specialist areas of residential and commercial locksmithing, as well as opening, servicing, and repairing of all types of safes.

He has kept his hands on the tools through helping friends, family and employers with odd jobs, offering security advice as required, repairing locks and doors, in addition to restoring vintage locks as part of his hobbies. 

Regarding ‘quality’ management the adage of ‘Do it once and do it well’ was instilled in him as an apprentice. His belief in this adage is something that he still carries with him today and throughout his working career as a tradesperson through to a WHSE practitioner.

Need a Locksmith?

Domestic Locksmithing 

Reliable and Trustworthy Locksmiths Services

Whether your home was built in the 1800’s or the 2000’s TSK have the skills and knowledge to cut keys for or repair any lock at your residence, be it an antique lock or the latest product. TSK offers the whole suite of locksmith services for your home. We have the skills, knowledge, and professional experience required to rekey, repair, or replace all types of locks in your home, from antique-style rim or mortice locks, to standard entrance sets, deadbolts, or window locks, and the very latest in electronic or digital locking mechanisms.

TSK can come to your home and provide you with an obligation-free security inspection, advice, and quote. Our expert tradespeople will tell you what locks need to be installed, whether to lower insurance premiums or reduce the risk of break-in as to protect your family and possessions.

TSK can supply and install new locks for you, or we can install locks that you supply yourself. Our qualified staff can also repair, replace, or rekey all types of domestic locks, from knobsets and deadlocks, to sliding door locks and patio bolts, as well as letterbox and window locks. We can also adjust doors and realign lock strikes, which often move with changes in weather, to ensure that that your doors swing properly, and latches sit correctly in their strikes.

Remember that rekeying locks is always extremely important after purchasing a new home, rekeying the locks of your recently purchased new home will ensure the previous owner does not have access. This is particularly important if it was ever used as a rental, as there could be any number of keys 'floating' around out there. Otherwise, if someone ever did steal something after gaining access with an old key, it could become an 'insurance nightmare'.

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Commercial Locksmithing

Is your business premises and assets secure?

TSK have the skills and knowledge to repair or install locks to protect your business from theft and break-in and to ensure that when things do not go to plan your customers are also protected such as ensuring those emergency exit devices are working correctly.

Often it is not until things do not go to plan, and after an event that businesses identify what risks of liability their enterprise are exposed to be it theft or simply non-compliance to requirements.

Like it or not in todays world there is a host of legislation, standards and building codes that businesses are required to adhere to (or advised to adhere to), in order to protect the health and safety of persons. These include what locks and egress devices are installed at your business premises.

TSK are abreast of what legislation, standards and building codes need to be met to not only protect your business possessions but also protect your business from liability.

 Safes Services

Safe servicing, repairs and maintenance.

TSK have many years of experience working with all types, classes, and sizes of safes. Not only can we advise upon, supply, install, and remove safes in both residential and commercial situations, but we can also provide repair and maintenance services.

This includes the opening and repairing of safes that can’t be unlocked because of lost/unknown combinations, lost keys or from damage when attacked from attempted unauthorised entry, changing safe codes and combinations, safe maintenance like adjusting loose hinges, dials, and locking bolts.

We can convert any safe that opens with a safe key lock or dial combination lock to one that opens with a digital keypad and electronic safe lock. Our experts also have the skills and knowledge required to make you a new set of safe keys, whether you need an extra copy of a key or you have no keys at all.

The Managing Director of TSK has over 25 years of experience with safe work and is still on the tools today and has competently opened many a safe and got it in operational order as per testimonial below.


Handyperson Services

Need a hand, consider it done.

TSK are more than Locksmiths having skills and knowledge over multiple trades including shopfitting & detailed joinery and the construction industry making TSK reliable and competent ‘Handypersons’. TSK offer a reliable, competent, and quality handyperson services, and not at a locksmith’s price.

Our team at TSK can complete household repairs that you either don’t have the time, the tools, or the knowledge to repair. This also includes those repairs that you cannot find a solution on the internet for, or find the courage to undertake.

So whether it is a dragging & binding door, installing a new TV antenna point or mounting that television on the wall, TSK can get it done.

Unsure what we can do? Just ask us!

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Compliance Services 

Don't Get Caught Out

Like it or not, there is a lot of legislation in today’s world at Local, State and Federal government levels. These range from fire safety legislation that govern what type of emergency egress locks, devices, and security hardware can be installed in commercial buildings, through to general work health and safety legislation to protect workers and the general public.

TSK's Managing Director also has over a decade of experience in both Work Health & Safety and Environmental policy and compliance services. With tertiary qualifications in occupational health and safety; environmental protection; and waste management, he has a broad knowledge of all aspects of risk management as well as the development and implementation of safety and environmental management systems including developing underpinning documents such as policy/procedure and Safe Work Method Statements. There are specific local, state and national laws, Australian and International standards, and building codes that all businesses are required to meet and adhere to in order to protect the health and safety of employees and customers alike.

So, if you need assistance and advice to ensure you meet your legislative compliance obligations and manage your risk, contact TSK today.


1300 875 001

1300 TSK 001

Serving the North West


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