Rock Drilling | Australia Wide

We specialise in complex and time-sensitive rock drilling projects across Australia. We have a skilled team of rock drilling experts as well as the correct equipment to perform accurate and precise hard rock drilling services. Speak with our team today to discuss your next rock drilling project and we’ll create a custom solution based on the size, scope and specifications of your project.


What is Rock Drilling?

Rock drilling is a common activity that takes place in the HDD construction industry allowing us to install any product pipe from point A to point B. When you hear the term 'solid as a rock' this is normally a good thing, however, to a directional driller this phrase takes on a whole other meaning, usually leading to a lot of questions. 

•    What kind of rock is it?
•    What is its PSI (hardness)?
•    Is it layered with multiple formations?
•    Does it have cavities?
•    Is it sandstone, cobal, granite, limestone, or boulders?

All these questions (and many more) are critical to a contractor successfully completing a bore on time and on budget.

Our Rock Drilling Equipment

We carry multiple machines capable of directional drilling in solid rock. These drill rigs come in various sizes, for example, our largest rigs take 11+ semi-trailers to deliver to site, yet our smaller rigs are so incredibly compact they can be set up to work in confined spaces. Our machines are suitable for drilling both small and large diameter bores, ranging in length from as little as 5 meters, to well over 3000 meters. Our fleet is constantly being upgraded, and we have a great in-house workshop team which regularly inspects, maintains and repairs our machines and equipment to ensure all of our rigs perform as they should on-site. We also maintain a constant refurbishment and replacement program for all ground engaging tooling and rock drilling equipment.


We create sustainable and cost-effective drilling solutions for every project.

Rock Drilling for Environmentally Sensitive projects

We endeavour to reduce our environmental footprint by implementing environmentally friendly processes. For example, when drilling we use:

  • Low impact and environmentally friendly drilling fluids
  • Silent mud pumps and hydraulic power packs to reduce noise pollution 
  • Mud recycling systems to clean the fluids, dry the cuttings, and reduce slurry and spoils on-site whilst feeding the mud pump that runs our mud motors
  • Rubber tracks for urban environments, steel tracks for country and rural locations, as well as a supply of swamp mats for wetlands and swamp areas
  • Several recycling units specifically designed for fluid retrieval, cleaning and remediation if required (ie. acid sulfate soil, high PH levels etc.) allowing us to reuse large volumes of mud, which helps reduce the impact on the local environment.


Rocking Drilling Australia Wide

We provide cost-effective hard rock drilling services Australia wide to ensure you’re getting the service you need to make your next project a success. We frequently travel to locations such as Cairns, Toowoomba, Brisbane and the Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. However, we service across the country including:

  • Queensland
  • New South Wales
  • Victoria 
  • ACT
  • South Australia
  • Western Australia
  • Northern Territory
  • Tasmania

Contact Directhitt for Rock Drilling Services

Speak with the rock drilling contractors at Directhitt today to discuss your next rock drilling project across Australia. We’re here to support your complex and technical drilling project with experienced drilling operators and state-of-the-art machinery. Get in touch by giving us a call or filling out our online form.

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