BD Water drills water bores to the optimal depth to produce the best water output for the irrigation system requirements.
We strive to get a sustainable bore water supply, whether we drill a bore for Residential purposes into the Superficial aquifer, or into the rock grounds of the Perth Hills and Inland WA, or a deeper bore into the Confined Aquifers of Mirrabooka & Leederville.

Standard superficial aquifer shallow aquifer, producing consistent water supply in Perth.

Residential & Superficial

Shallow water bores, mostly for residential and small agricultural uses.

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Water bore drilling in the Perth Hills, experienced in hill fractures.

Hills & Inland

Water bores in the Perth Hills and inland Western Australia properties.

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Water bore drilling, The experts at BD Water service all of the Perth Hills and Greater Perth Region.

Confined Aquifer

Mirrabooka & Leederville aquifer bores for better water quality and quantity.

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Securing a water supply is uncertain,
we strive to make it simple.

Drilling expertise is key

Our water bore drillers are experienced in working with a variety of soil types, depth ranges, and are skilled in a full range of equipment, techniques, and methods for water bores Perth.

We can drill a garden bore to any depth , from the fractured rock of the Perth Hills the Perth bores in the flats. All our drillers are ADIA certified.

Bore water perth, let the BD Water team help you get your water running.

We work for your goal

With in-house engineering and consultations with our bore drillers, we make sure everyone is in sync to achieve the best outcome. Whether the goal is to get a water bore, to install a bore pump, or to complete the full design and build of an irrigation system.

We make water simple. So, we handle water bores end to end.

Drilling to any depth

We consider the location and scope of the project before we put the team of drillers and technicians together. Whether it is a Superficial, Mirrabooka or Leederville water bore, we have you covered.

Drilling Perth bores and installing submersible pumps in Western Australia doesn't have to be complicated, no matter the depth.

Bore drilling team BD Water based in Perth, Western Australia, City of Swan.

You may not know the expected drilling length,
but we drill water bores to the optimal depth.


We are experienced in the water space. We offer professional water bore drilling and also the installation of a bore pump and reticulation system. Contact us for a quote.


We are happy to provide an obligation-free consultation to discuss your goals for the water bore and submersible pump. Contact us and we'll plan the best approach.


If required, we can integrate the bore pump installation and irrigation system mechanical and electrical connection, to make getting bore water even easier.

Our Customers

What our clients and drillers say about us.

This is BD Water did a fantastic job. A quote which explained everything, the work carried out in a timely manner and follow up once job was done. Highly recommend them to anyone.
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Very professional and great attention to detail. Will continue to use in the future, highly recommend you do too!
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Very professional and the quality of work is A1, I can tell this company is passionate in providing the very best advice and service. So happy to see green green grass again !!!!
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The quality of work was superb as was the customer service, would recommend to one and all, thanks again boys.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a bore meter?

In short - yes, if you have a water licence for more than 10,000 kL/a, and want to keep your full allocation (if you're not fully utilising your allocation, licence trading allows you to sell part or your full licence - more info on Licence Trading).

In some cases smaller allocations will also require a meter. Department of Water and Environmental Regulation has / will notify licensees where applicable.

Since 31 December 2020, all licences for 10,000 kL + require meters to have been installed on all drawpoints. If you have not installed a meter yet, please contact us or another provider ASAP.

How do you connect the new bore to my existing system?

We disconnect the existing system from the mains and simply change its water source to the new bore, connected by the piping system. The controller can be rewired to the new box. This is a simple turn-key solution that we carry out in most integration systems.

How long is the installation of a water bore in Perth?

Depending on the depth of the drilling, the construction of the hole itself can take longer.

Generally, for the Standard Superficial Aquifer or the Perth Hills Fractures, it takes us one day to drill and construct the bore. We can arrange to get your pump installation and connection to irrigation system the next day. In all, the project takes about 2 days.

Bores into the Mirrabooka and Leederville Aquifers are a longer process, as they require a pilot bore so that a wireline log is conducted and sent to Department of Water and Environmental Regulation for their approval, before the final bore and construction can be finalised. In this case, the project takes about a week once the drilling itself commences.

How much is a water bore drill in Perth?

It depends heavily on what you're looking to achieve with the bore and where you're drilling it.

Costing is generally worked out on a per meter basis, which will include drilling the bore, inserting the PVC casing and air developing of the bore until the water is clear of any muds.

BD Water rates (incl. GST):

  • Standard Superficial Aquifer 100 mm Mud Drilling: $ 99 /metre
  • Perth Hills Fractures 100 mm Hybrid Mud and Hammer Drilling: $ 132 /metre
  • Confined Aquifer Bores (Mirrabooka & Leederville): custom quote is required, as costs depend on site characteristics

Depths can vary depending on the area:

  • Superficial Mud: 20 - 50 metres
  • Superficial Granite: 30 - 100 metres
  • Confined Aquifers: 60 - 200 metres

If your area is mapped by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation, you can get a guide for what depth you should expect for the superficial aquifer. The water maps aren't always correct - we'll be happy to give you insights into drilling in your are that we gather from our drilling jobs in your area.

How do I get a bore drilled?

Speak to us.

BD Water has all your water bore needs covered. We can construct Level 1 (Standard Superficial Aquifer and Perth Hills Fractures) and Level 2 (Confined; Mirrabooka and Leederville Aquifers) bores.

Drilling contractors generally specialise in a particular type of drilling and area, where they’re comfortable they’ll get the best results. That’s why we have multiple different rig set-ups and operators to ensure we can get the very best result in every situation.

All our drillers are licensed and some of the very best in the business.

You can otherwise look to engage a drilling service yourself. Unfortunately the quality of work varies greatly in this industry which can easily result in an undesired outcome. Be careful going for the cheapest service provider, as this can often result in a disappointing outcome when corners are cut and quotes are purposely underpriced to win the job.

How deep do you have to drill?

This can vary heavily, mainly it depends on where you’re drilling and what aquifer you’re targeting.

As a general guide:

  • Standard Superficial Aquifer: 20 - 50 metres - we drill past the water table and into the water producing sands of the aquifer, to help prevent your bore from future dry-up as the water tables (static water beds underground) are becoming thinner and in some areas disappear altogether
  • Perth Hills Fractures: 30 - 100 metres
  • Mirrabooka and Leederville Aquifers: 60 - 200 metres

The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation offers a guide map with the expected depth of the water bodies present in specific locations. Some areas are unmapped, as there is not sufficient information to estimate the depth of the aquifers. In the Perth Hills, drilling is slightly different, as we are targetting a fracture between rock bodies, and not an aquifer, so this area is never mapped.

This map is only a guideline for the depth of the drilling. Our drillers take soil samples every 1-2 metres to ensure we drill to the optimal depth for the best producing bore, so the depth can only be exactly determined during the drilling.

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