A water drilling truck in NSW

Looking for a water drilling service in NSW and VIC?

Based in Echuca, VIC and Depot in Forbes, NSW. Milne Water drilling are professionals in all areas of water drilling. We are a family owned business who have been in the drilling industry for in excess of 20 years.

Having a fleet of rigs, trucks and equipment we are capable of drilling any bore whether it be a 2” pyzometre bore - 6” stock bore or 24” irrigation bore.

Whether it be in a fine to course sand bed or hard rock or granite, we have the experience and equipment to successfully complete the job.

A very honest, considerate and easy to deal with company that takes the utmost pride in our work. We have a faultless past and we are very proud of the quality of our work and our great reputation we have built over the years, something we intend to keep that way.

What we offer


Milne water drilling offer the following services and more to land holders, government or mining industries.

  • Rotary mud, Rotary Air and Cable tool Drill Rigs
  • PVC, ABS, stainless and mild steel bores from 2” to 24”
  • Irrigation, stock and domestic and test drilling in sand beds or hard rock
  • Monitoring bores in sand beds or hard rock
  • Test pumping or any size bore stock or irrigation
  • Pressure cementing and grouting
  • Water quality sampling ( We can take water samples before casing the bore if required)

Our experience


My father Howard Milne started in the drilling industry in 1982 and at the age of 21 I followed in his footsteps and joined the company he was working for.

After years of drilling large irrigation, stock and domestic bores around Victoria and NSW, mainly Jerilderie, Gunadah, and Narromine we as a father and son team, decided to branch out on our own and in 1995 Milne Water Drilling was Established.

Then in 1997, we decided it was time to expand and I commenced my own company Paul Milne Drilling and the two companies continued to work together and still do to this day.

In 1998 Milne Drilling moved to Forbes, NSW and have been responsible for the drilling of over 2000 stock, domestic bores and 300 irrigation bores in this area alone. Ranging from large 24” in size pumping in excess of 30megs/day down to 6” stock and domestic to 2” pyzometer bores.

In the past few years alone we have done numerous town supply bores for Forbes ( 2x16”/ 120mtrs stainless steel), Condobolin (3x12”pvc) bores and Tullibijiel (1x9”pvc)Bore, Lake cargeligo (2x12”pvc) Bore. Some of the mining jobs we have completed include: North Parkes Mines 2x12” pvc bores, North Pardes Mines 9 x 2” pvc Pyzometer bores, Lake Cowel Mine 12” and 6” bores

Some land holders include: Twynam Hillston 24” stainless steel bore and numerous test holes, Hillston 16” steel bore, Malcom and simon Richardson – Narromine 20” stainless steel bore, Moxey Dairy - Forbes 2x12” bores, Pengillies – Forbes 20” and 16” bores, Joe Constable – Bedgerabong 20” steel bore, Ed Fagan – Cowra 4x 10”bores, Peter Delaney – Cowra 2x 12”, Joe Shipp – Wagga 6” bore, Peter Touse – Wagga 8” bore, Tildsleys – Eugowra 2x 18” bores, D J Jacobs – Echuca 140mtre stock bore. This is just a small example of bores and areas we have covered. These are all irrigation bores and there is thousand s or stock and domestic bores we have completed.

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