McKay Drilling is a WA based drilling company

Specialising in all areas of Reverse Circulation, Hydro and Diamond Drilling.

The company strives to deliver a high-end drilling service to the exploration and mining industries. Established in 1990, McKay Drilling has extensive regional experience and has operated in most states and territories throughout Australia, as well as internationally.

In partnership with a strong focus on continuous improvement the company holds four ISO standards, ISO 9001 – Quality, OHSAS ISO 45001 – Health & Safety, ISO 14001 – Environment & ISO 55001 – Asset Management. These ISO certifications demonstrate the robust processes McKay Drilling have in place.


Our focus is simple, your end product and our people. Ensuring that both of these are exceptional is the key to our long term success. Unparalleled operational experience paired with management systems accredited to ISO 9001 – Quality, OHSAS 18001 – Safety, ISO 14001 – Environment & ISO 55001 – Asset Management ensures your drill campaign will be completed safely, professionally, effectively, within budget and on time.


The Reverse Circulation rig fleet consists of late model, high capacity Schramm T685 drill rigs fully compliant to Australian standards. The rigs and support equipment are designed and maintained for the toughest and most remote drilling projects. Both all-wheel drive truck and track mounted units are available.

McKay Drilling specialises in all aspects of Reverse Circulation drilling including but not limited to: Remote Exploration, Resource Definition, Grade Control, Bulk Sampling, Geotechnical and Deep Hole Target Sensitive Reverse Circulation to depths of 700m.

A safe work environment for all people,
equipment and the environment.

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McKay Drilling Rigs

McKay Drilling is a leading service provider in the exploration, mining and hydro drilling industry with operations within Australia. McKay Drilling continues to develop and maintain a fleet of the latest model drill rigs and support equipment utilising the latest innovations and technology.

Work at McKay

Why not join the team at McKay Drilling. We are constantly on the lookout for reliable, motivated and driven individuals who we can develop as valued members of our team.
We currently have vacancy’s for Offsiders, Drillers, Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanics and experienced Drill Rig Fitters. Contact us today.