CorePlan Drilling Partner
Rotary Air Mud
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28 rigs include RC, diamond, grade control, geotechnical and mud rotary drilling methods
Purpose-built facilities provide administration, training, workshop support and all facets of support
Digital transformation team drives industry developments with Toplytics digital transformation project
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193 Western Road, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia 6430, AU
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One of Australia’s largest privately-owned drilling companies, Topdrill is a family-oriented business supporting the mineral exploration industry from headquarters in Kalgoorlie. Established in 2006 by Tim Topham, the Topdrill team supports programs Australia-wide as the business continues to grow.

The fleet of rigs at Topdrill has grown from one to 28 rigs since inception. Across the fleet, the Topdrill team can offer Reverse Circulation (RC), diamond, grade control, geotechnical and mud rotary drilling methods.

The team operates 12 diamond rigs capable of directional drilling. Topdrill also operates seven track-mounted RC rigs and nine truck-mounted RC rigs equipped for grade control and water bore drilling programs.

An innovative, solutions-focused drilling company, who respond and adapt to client needs. A forwards-thinking approach is what sets Topdrill apart and being privately-owned, they can respond quickly and adapt to client’s specific requirements.

Uniquely positioned in Kalgoorlie, with purpose-built state of art facilities providing administration, training and workshop support, Topdrill provides superior drilling services encompassing all facets of support from in-house drilling, HSE, training, maintenance and procurement teams.

The internal digital transformation team ensures Topdrill is always at the forefront of mining industry developments, and a highly-skilled and qualified drill team ensures constant performance at the highest level across all projects. They are driving drilling into the future with their Toplytics digital transformation project. Topdrill is investing in advanced technologies to make operations safer and more efficient, and to deliver superior value to all partners. Topdrill takes a data-driven approach to drilling, using in-house systems such as Alteryx®, Snowflake® and Tableau® to provide timely and actionable feedback on performance and safety. Topdrill is also investing in improved Starlink internet units to facilitate consistent communication, the CorePlan digital operations platform for Plod management, a fully-customisable mobile app for rig crews to order gear required to keep drilling, and other process automation and improvement initiatives. Further information is available at

Topdrill is proud to support its own Dan Price for winning Driller of the Year at the 2022 Australian Drilling Industry Awards.

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