Kelly Drilling

A Licensed Water Bore and Exploration Drilling Company With 30 Years of Experience

Kelly Drilling has been serving Far North Queensland as a leading Drilling Company since 1988. We have 5 drill rigs, 2 Schramm 450 RC Rigs and 3 Diamond Rigs and can help you with most of your drilling needs. We also have the capability to do all forms of Rehab work and have equipment for hire. Call to have a chat with us today.


Our Drill Rigs


Drill 1: Water Bore and RC, Percussion & Water Bore Rig, Schramm 450WS with 900/350 Compressor and 700 psi Booster and drill rods all on board. This allows for a small foot print and we only need small pads to work on. This rig can drill angles from 90 to 60 degrees.

Drill 1

Drill 2: This is our Multipurpose Rig - Longyear GK850 Multipurpose Rig, Diamond, RC,  Rotary Mud, Percussion and RAB.

Drill 3: Atlas Copco C14 Jack up Base Diamond Rig and Rotary Mud

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Drill 4: Coretech Track Mounted Diamond Rig. Small footprint Rig.

Drill 5 Schramm 450 WS - Compressor and Rods on Deck. Rc and Production Bores.


Our Services

Well Inspection

Water Bores

Our clients are our number one priority, and we go the extra mile to make sure they’re completely satisfied with our work. We have drilled hundreds of Water Bores all over North Queensland, sometimes in the most remote areas. We offer a free divining service and site inspection where we estimate the placement and depth of water. Call me today to discover how we can help you find water.

Camp Accomodation

We provide fully equipped accommodation camps in the most remote areas. We organise the complete set up of camps, we even organise the staff including cook and cleaner.

We have the capacity to deliver small and large camps to your site, we have caravans, Dongas, kitchen caravans, mobile bathrooms with shower and laundry available for hire.


Camp Accomodation

For Hire

Equipment available for hire, short and long term.


MAN Air Truck

MAN air Truck for hire with 900/350 compressor and booster on board.

Polly Roller

Hydraulic remote controlled adjustable Polly pipe roll up unit. Used to roll up different sized polly pipes on mine sites.

Service Boss

Service boss is a motorised /hydraulic raise /lower unit for submersible pumps to service or move pumps from site to site.

Service Boss

Easy to tow and park right next to the pump.


Bore Boss

The Bore Boss has been designed for you to work safe and smart in remote locations. Fully equipped to meet your demand at the push of a button, the Bore Boss allows you to safely achieve in minutes what used to take hours.


  • Purpose built heavy duty trailer

  • Rugged all terrain wheels and tyres

  • Hydraulic motor driven with sensitive lever controls

  • Suits 10Kva to 22Kva single or 3 phase power plants

  • Extended fuel tanks available

  • Can accommodate up to 63mm poly

  • Pipe, power and safety cables all rolled together

  • Adaptable for poly and lay flat hose


  • Maximise your productivity

  • Reduce manual labour requirements

  • Reduce your manual handling

  • Very safe for single person operation

  • Water flow testing

  • Bore pump retrieval made easy

  • Obtain water from unequipped or unpowered bores

Backhoe Hire

Backhoe available for hire with operator, perfect for all your ground preparation and rehab work.


45' Tilt Tray Semi

Available for hire with driver.Able to move camps,equipment, cars, boats etc.

24' Tilt Tray Heavy Rigid

Available for hire with driver. Able to move camps and equipment.



Lot 1, Sir Hudson Fysh Drive, Cloncurry 4824 QLD

07 4742 0501

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