Universal Drilling are water well drilling experts servicing Northern NSW and South East Queensland


Universal Drilling fleet and custom built utility rig

Cutting-edge equipment
that gets the job done

Universal Drilling's custom built utility rig allows access to difficult locations

our purpose-built utility rig
can handle all ground conditions!

Chip Sampling services by Universal Drilling services South East Queensland and throughout NSW

Chip sampling at nominated intervals -
Up to 200 metres per shift

Water Well Drilling

Servicing from Sunshine Coast to Coffs Harbour to Tamworth, Universal Drilling construct and drill water bores in all formations. READ MORE

Chip Sampling

Northern NSW based Universal Drilling offer chip sampling services of all formations for geological assessment. READ MORE

Power & Utility Poles

Need a power line or utility poles safety installed? Ask the experts at Universal Drilling to help with the job! READ MORE

Monitoring Bores

Universal Drilling offer monitoring bore installation for ongoing observation to customers in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Northern NSW, Tamworth & surrounds. READ MORE

With over 40 years experience in all types of drilling, Universal Drilling are fully
equipped to undertake any domestic water bore, irrigation and commercial drilling service
from the Sunshine Coast to Coffs Harbour to Tamworth and everywhere in between.

Water Bores Around Inverell and Armidale

Serving the Gold Coast

Universal Drilling are water well drilling experts located in Northern NSW. We offer a full range of water bore drilling services for domestic, commercial, irrigation and large diameter foundation holes.

With onsite inspections and a free quotation service, our experienced drilling team are specialists in all drilling and boring services for domestic, rural and commercial clients.

Our service areas include:

  • Water bores
  • Monitoring bores
  • Geotechnical drilling
  • Environmental drilling
  • Quarry chip sampling
  • Resource deposit assessments
  • Installation of power and utility poles
  • Core sampling
  • Dewatering
  • Domestic drilling services
  • Commercial drilling services
  • Rural drilling services

Universal Drilling’s purpose built rigs can efficiently handle all ground conditions from solid rock, flowing sands to marine muds. Safety and best practice is our priority and all of our equipment is certified to strict Australian safety standards.

With over 40 years of domestic and commercial drilling experience, our team is highly experienced and professional. We are fully covered by insurance and all of our work is carried out to the highest standards.

Our service area runs from Tweed Heads south to Coffs Harbour, throughout Northern NSW including Tamworth, west to Gunnedah and north to Moree. We also cover the areas of the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and everywhere in between!

Universal Drilling has depots in Murwillumbah, Woolgoola, Tamworth and Bingara – enabling us to base ourselves from a range of locations throughout NSW and southeast Queensland. If you’ve got a drilling job we’re here to help!

For more information and to book in your project, contact the water bore and drilling specialists: Universal Drilling.

Jake 0401 851 4230401 851 423 or Eddie 0409 570 7440409 570 744 or

Reliable and affordable – Ray and Mick from Universal Drilling are the experts in drilling and we’ve used them ongoing for all of our commercial requirements – from small jobs to large scale commercial projects Universal Drilling is the best in the business.

Alan RobertsonGeologist

Great job. Experienced and knowledgeable and happy to offer suggestions and provide insight. Universal Drilling know their stuff. No fuss just good quality workmanship.

Ross SawtellLandowner

We’ve always used Ray’s drilling business for all our projects. They are safe and get the job done quickly and without any delays. I’m always happy to recommend them and believe their drilling service to be the best I’ve come across.

Tim JohnstonOrchardist

As safety consultants, we are passionate about OH&S and Universal Drilling tick all the boxes as a safe business who are focused on best practice. We are involved in the WHS industry and feel Ray and his team are the qualified and well known to be the drilling leaders for both commercial and domestic jobs.

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