Australian Drilling Systems (ADS) draws on the collective experience of individuals who have been involved with the development of underground Directional Drilling and the underground mining industry in general for decades.

We specialise in directional drilling for gas and water drainage, exploration, barrier proving, compliance coring and related gas/water drainage tasks. GDS is equipped with the latest in touch screen survey systems and engage a registered mine surveyor to prepare all flight plans, process and validate recorded data and produce end of hole reports.

Our intention is to position ourselves as one of the market leaders in the underground directional drilling sector. We structure our project teams to address the client’s specific priorities, to control risk and deliver on time and budget. We have created a culture that demands of people to actively seek opportunities for improvement in performance.

As the business has matured and we have streamlined our project teams in Australia, we are looking to expand into neighbouring markets. We have identified a number of personnel both internal and external to our organisation, who are well placed to lead an expansion in these markets.

Directional Drilling: Complete Drilling Solutions

  • Gas Drainage
  • Project management
  • Hole design
  • Water Drainage

  • Barrier Proving
  • Exploration Drilling
  • Cross Measure Drilling
  • Coring

  • Compliance
  • Q1 Testing
  • Recovery
  • Technical and mechanical support from a highly experienced, competent and proven team


GDS offers a range of local and overseas procurement and project management services, tailored to meet client needs. Whether it is a direct purchase from us or managing a project on scheduled rates, through necessity, the time we dedicate to any project is substantial. Through our existing network, GDS can cover everything from initial supplier search and qualification, interpretation, through design approval, quality surveillance, shipping and delivery to site.