Why Wallis?

Wallis Drilling is one of the most experienced drilling companies in the industry. We’ve been working with the mining and exploration industries for 50 years, and have drilled in many remote and challenging locations.

Invention and innovation has always been a big part of our company’s philosophy. Wallis developed the Aircore drilling system which is widely used throughout the world today. We constantly look for new ways to improve our equipment, operations and efficiency.
We have also developed remotely controlled drill rod handling systems, safe working at heights, other sample handling systems and specific drill rigs designed and manufactured inhouse to meet our clients specific requirements.

Personalised service since 1965

We’re still a 100% family-owned company with members of the Wallis family working throughout the business. This means we can offer our clients a very personalised service from people who know the minerals industry inside out.

A deeper understanding

There is no substitute for experience. We’ve not only 50 years of hands-on drilling expertise to our name; we also have many employees who have been with us for ten, twenty and also thirty years. This gives us an unparalleled knowledge base; and the ability to offer our clients excellent continuity of service and technical know how.

More than just drilling

Many drilling companies outsource their maintenance and engineering needs. At Wallis, we have everything we need in house. Our Midvale site has a fully-equipped maintenance facility along with mechanical, engineering and fabrication workshops and an extensive spare parts store.

These facilities mean that if we need a spare part that’s not in stock, we can quickly make one ourselves and have a drill rig back up and running as soon as possible. Our designers and engineers are also expert and experienced at adapting rigs to suit specific projects and building complete custom drill rigs from the ground up.


A commitment to safety and training

Safety is an integral part of everything we do. Our fleet of rigs is modern, well-serviced and equipped with the latest safety equipment and automated tools to reduce manual handling as much as possible. All our operators are highly skilled in all aspects of drilling and trained to meet and exceed industry-recognised standards.

Efficiency through technology

At Wallis Drilling, we’re totally committed to continuous improvement in safety, engineering and technology; as well as achieving cost reductions in all areas of our drilling operations. We will never compromise on safety. Our aim is to reduce costs by increasing productivity.

Our approach to cost reduction is to run our contracts as efficiently as possible. We do this by having the relevant skilled people for the job required, the right number of personnel to perform the job efficiently, and constant reviews of all facets of the operations.