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If you are searching for reliable drilling and exploration services in Central Queensland, Tropical Water Bores in Bondoola is the smart choice.

With more than 35 years of drilling experience, we specialise in water bores for stock, domestic, commercial and industrial purposes. Using both air and mud drilling methods, our team can can drill sand, gravel and air holes effortlessly, using either PVC or steel casing.

At Tropical Water Bores, we combine our expertise and experience with the latest equipment to provide the best possible service to our clients. Utilising our rig, compressor and grouting unit, we perform top-quality drilling and exploration services throughout Central Queensland.

As well as our modern equipment, our operations are conducted with complete safety and environmental protection in mind, adhering to the best practices in the industry. Tropical Water Bores guarantees to get the job done safely, on time and according to the highest standards.

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Professional at every level. September 2017

We used Tropical Water Bores for the installation of a water bore on our property & couldn't be happier with the result. After contacting numerous other drilling contractors & receiving a mix of uninterested reactions to our project or being unable to answer the questions we had for them, we contacted Tropical Water Bores & was able to speak to Joe Chadwick (the owner)who by the way was the Water Bore Driller who would be doing the drilling. He couldn’t have been more willing to help, was very generous with his time & seemed very knowledgeable, answering all of our questions. After supplying Cathy with the property info TWB needed, they were able to give us what we believed was a very reasonable footage rate & we were scheduled in. On the scheduled job day Joe & his crew arrived on time as promised. TWB were also very respectful of our property & went out of their way to minimise any impact their drill rig might have on our premises when operating. We are now enjoying the benefits of the extra water on our property. Highly recommended these guys!

I recommend this business

~Lizzy Bossan

These guys were great and very efficient. Joe Chadwick who owns Tropical Water Bores really knows his stuff. I'm stoked with the service provided by Joe and his response time in drilling me a bore was great. Rang him on a Saturday morning and Joe was there drilling me a hole early Sunday morning, the next day. I was very impressed about that as I had tried to contact a few Drilling Companies earlier that week but never got a call back from the ones I spoke to or they were not available to do the job in the time frame I wanted it done in. These guys drilled 2 holes for me (on the same day) one hole came up dry that was divined but got a good supply of water from the 2nd hole ... Thumbs up to Tropical Water Bores you guys have my recommendations for anyone wanting a bore drilled. Thanks again Joe for a job well done.

~Kyle Baxter

So glad I rang TWB about getting a bore put in as they were extremely helpful in providing me info about surrounding bores and answering my questions etc. I found Joe to be a pretty down to earth type guy that knew his business and his machinery inside and out. He was very knowledgeable about the ground structure he was drilling in and his prediction of when he'd hit water was pretty close. I was impressed. Mate I'd recommend Tropical Water Bores to anyone wanting a bore put in and his pricing was pretty good also. Cheers Joe and thanks again for getting water. It's much appreciated.

~Thomas Bucksley

Our Services


Water Bore Drilling

Stock & Domestic

Gravel & Air Holes (both air & mud drilling methods)

Bore clean-outs (air & poly or drilling rods)


Test Hole Drilling

Coal Exploration Drilling

Extensive Grouting Services

300–350m 4C Core Capacity (minimum hole deviation)

Our Specialties

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Stock & Domestic bore drilling in all formations

Water Bore Drilling

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Coal exploration & Drilling for active mine sites

Coal Exploration Drilling

Call us today at 07 4939 2595 or email [email protected]

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