BD Water drills bores to the optimal depth for producing the best water output given the irrigation system requirements.
We strive to get a sustainable water supply to ensure quality and consistency of flow; whether we drill a bore into the Standard Superficial Aquifer, the Perth Hills Fractures, or the Mirrabooka & Leederville Aquifers.

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

Standard Superficial Aquifer

Bores into the most shallow aquifer, mostly residential and agricultural.

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

Perth Hills

Bores in the Perth Hills and surrounding highlands, into rocky grounds.

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Mirrabooka & Leederville Aquifers

Bores into deeper aquifers for higher quality and quantity of water supply.

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

Drilling expertise is key

Our 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.

We can drill to all depths and in a variety of surfaces, from the fractured rock of the Perth Hills or plane zones.

We work for your goal

With in-house engineering and ongoing consultations with our selected bore drillers, we make sure everyone is in sync to achieve the best outcome, whether the goal is simply to put down a bore, to install a pump, or to complete the full design and build of irrigation systems.

We like to make things simple. So, we handle drilling from start to finish.

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 bore, we have you covered.

Our team of experienced drillers has well-selected and customised rigs.
Water bore drilling in Perth doesn’t have to be complicated.

You may not know this,
but we drill to the optimal depth.


We are experienced across the water space. We offer professional bore drilling and any additional services related to the bore, namely installation of water meters and pumps.


We are happy to provide an obligation-free consultation to discuss your project scope and goals for the bore. With this assessment, we can plan the best approach to your needs.


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

Our Customers

What our clients and drillers say about us.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Can I share a bore with my neighbour?

Yes, it’s possible to install a bore that will feed yours and your neighbour’s homes. Usually, neighbours sign a Bore Sharing Agreement that covers costs and duties, as well as usage of the bore for each party. The bore will be located in one of the properties and connected to the 2 different irrigation systems.

We can take care of the whole process, from the agreement, to the drilling of a new bore (if required), to the mechanical connection to both systems.

How much does it cost to drill a bore 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: $ 100 /metre
  • Perth Hills Fractures 100 mm Hybrid Mud and Hammer Drilling: $ 120 /metre
  • Confined Aquifer Bores (Mirrabooka & Leederville): $450 - 550 /metre

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: 15 - 50 metres
  • 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.