We specialise in drilling domestic and commercial water bores in Perth and the surrounding suburbs. We have drilled thousands of water bores over the years.

Aquarian Drilling is Perth's trusted water bore drillers. With over 30 years’ experience specialising in providing water bores for Perth's homes and businesses.

Water bores allow you to take advantage of Perth's free, continuous supply of underground water, enabling you to reduce your garden's watering costs by an average of over 60% and have the added advantage of an additional watering day per week to help your garden through Perth’s harsh summer sun.

For all your water bore drilling needs call Steve on 0417928330

or James on 0407885091



Most areas in Perth are suitable for sinking water bores.  Aquarian Drilling has over 30 years experience successfully drilling water bores in Perth and the surrounding suburbs.

We can provide you with an accurate estimate of the costs involved to install a water bore on your property.

By using our extensive in-house database, (with over 30 years’ of drilling logs), in conjunction with the information readily available from the Perth Groundwater atlas. We can advise the depth to water, the geology we expect to encounter, the iron staining risk and the estimated salinity.

A quote can then be sent to your email address for your consideration. If you want to proceed with the bore we would then follow up with a site visit to finalise the fine details such as preferred location and power connection.

If you are interested in a quote for a bore call Steve on 0417928330 or email us now for a free Perth Water Bore Quote.

We also have extensive experience drilling water bores throughout Western Australia so if you need a quote outside the Perth metro area give us a call to discuss your requirements.


New Bore Installation (Domestic & Commercial)

We have been installing water bores for nearly 30 years in Perth and the surrounding suburbs. We install 4” 6” and 8” bores. Our drilling rigs have the capacity to drill sand, clay, limestone and granite. We are licensed drillers with the ADIA.

Shared Bore Installation

We have extensive experience installing shared bores, from the agreement, through plumbing and electrical connection to hand over. All aspects are completed in house with no subcontracting.

Water Bore Automation Perth

Perth bore automation is one of our specialties. If you have an older style bore reticulation system, with a manual start switch and gate valves, we can automate it’s operation.

This makes watering your garden easy. You no longer have to turn the pump on and off. No more having to manually open and close gate valves, and no chance of forgetting to turn the pump off leaving it running for hours costing you money.

Existing manual pump start reticulation systems with gate valves are converted to fully automatic systems. Our in house bore specialist electrician can automate any system.

We replace the existing manual switch with an automatic reticulation controller and Direct Online Starter (DOL). The existing gate valves are replaced with appropriately sized solenoid valves.Your bore water reticulation system is then programmed to suit your watering requirements on your three rostered watering days.

We supply and install all major reticulation controllers including, Proline, Rainbird and Hunter.

Call our Bore specialist Electrician James on 0407885091 and he will give you a an idea of cost over the phone.

Reboring or Re spearing Old Fashioned Bores or Wells

Is your water bore pumping white sand? Have you been told that your old bore cannot be fixed or is uneconomical to repair?.

We specialise in reboring old wells that other contractors say can not be fixed. (saving you the expense of drilling a new bore and installing a submersible pump and the associated rewiring costs).

Call us now for an obligation free quote, 0417928330

Bore Air Development and/or Chemical Treatment

If your bore is not producing enough water we can treat the bore with the appropriate chemicals which will enhance water flow. If required we can air develop the bore to restore full function.

Pump Supply & Installation

We supply and Install domestic and commercial, submersible, centrifugal, pool and many other types of pumps.

Pump Sales 

Our buying power provides economies of scale that we can pass on to our customers. We sell, Calpeda, Pumpmaster, Grundfos, Davey, Onga, Lowara, and other leading brands to DIY customers.

Pump Repairs

Has your Bore pump stopped working? Pump repairs don't have to be a major problem.We can generally have your pump repaired or replaced within 24 hours.

With nearly 30 year’s experience repairing and replacing all types of pumps including centrifugal, jet pumps, pressure systems and submersible and sump pumps we can arrange repair or replacement in the shortest time possible to ensure your garden does not suffer.

The process is simple one of our qualified staff members will come to your property and run tests to isolate and determine what the problem is. We will then provide you with an estimate to repair the damage or replace the pump if required.

When you are happy with the estimate and agree on the details, we will commence works to get your system operational ASAP.

We only use Pumps from major manufacturers with a many years proven track record in Perth water bores.

All water bore, pump and electrical work is carried out in house by our licensed drillers and Electricians.

Down Hole Camera Services (DTH)

We sometimes need to identify water bore problems that cannot be determined without “seeing” the problem.

When you can see the problem, you can fix the problem. A picture is worth a thousand words… Take advantage of the latest technology

Aquarian Drilling uses underground cameras for viewing downhole and sideview images and videos in water wells.

Attached to a mono-conductor cable, the camera allows for real time observation of the casing and well screen to discover cracks, holes, biofouling or areas of corrosion.

The camera enables us to help diagnose problems in Perth water bores, it also allows us to save images and videos of the downhole inspection to a DVD for our customers.

Retrieval of Stuck or Dropped Pumps

We specialise in retrieving stuck or broken off submersible bore pumps. We often get calls from customers and other contractors to come out and "fish" either stuck or dropped pumps from water bore holes.

There are many reasons why submersible pumps get stuck. The most common cause we have seen over the last 30 years is because tree roots have managed to get in to the bore through either a breach in the casing, through screens set to shallow or from the surface.The roots enter the casing and grow at a rapid rate due to the abundant water source.

Another reason is that the pump may have been set to low by the original driller allowing sediment and silt to build up over the pump.

In some cases the bore hole is no longer perpendicular, misalignment can cause the pump to lie against one side of the casing, resulting in excessive wear. If the casing is in contact with a hot motor, it can also cause PVC casing to melt or become deformed.

We quite often find that the owner has tried to “Pull the Pump”, on their own and have jammed the pump in the bore or have even broken the Stainless Steel cable, electrical cable or delivery pipe off the pump.

We have specialist tools and many years of industry experience that most times enables us to not only recover the stuck submersible pump but more importantly save the costs of re drilling a new water bore.

Re sleeving Bores

Is your water bore letting a small amount of fine sand through that is causing issues with your bore holding prime? Depending upon the extent of the problem your old bore or well can often be resleeved at a fraction of the cost of a new installation The installation of an appropriately sized internal PVC Slotted screen can solve the problem at a fraction of the cost of a new installation.

Non Return Valve Replacement (NRV or “Check Valve”)

We only supply and install quality Alderdice Australian made brass non return valves. We have found over the years that there is no substitute to quality. We have seen many other contractors installing plastic or imported spring loaded brass valves that fail within 12 months. The Check valve is the key component keeping your system operational.

Deep Well Repair and / or Maintenance Specialist

We have all the necessary safety equipment training and experience to enable us to fix deep old fashioned wells that other contractors refuse to repair. There are hundreds of deep wells that we service annually with many up to 30m deep.

Bore / Well Abandonment

Bores and/or wells abandoned in accordance with the Australian Drilling Industry standards.

Water Tank Installation

We supply and install any size water storage tanks for bore and rainwater storage. If you live in the Perth Hills or other areas where your Water Bore flow is low we can arrange and install a water tank to provide a useable water supply.

Automatic Fertilisation

We can arrange the installation of automatic fertilisation systems to both domestic and commercial Water Bores.

Pump Fusion Claims

We Specialise in Perth Water Bore electrical problems, fusion and burnt out bore pumps on adaily basis.We repair and replace bore pumps all over Perth.

Insurance Claims. If your water bore has stopped working you can often claim it through your home insurance policy (if included) under motor fusion or burnt out motor, which can be caused by a lightening strike or power surge We can help with fast repairs to burnt out or fused bore pumps.

Our Licensed Bore Specialist Electrician will also help you with the correct insurance paperwork for a fusion claim on your fused bore pump motor.




  • Long Term Water Savings

    Installing your own water bore will provide significant long term savings on the cost to keep your garden in “tip top condition”. It has been estimated that up to 60% of your average household water usage is on watering the garden.

  • Additional Watering Day

    In addition to this you also get the benefit of one more additional watering day per week when compared to scheme water users.

  • Better Water For Your Garden

    Bore water is more beneficial for your garden based on the minerals dissolved in the groundwater. It is also more environmentally friendly as you are not wasting chemically treated drinking water on your garden.

  • Increased Property Value

    Installation of water bores typically increase the value of your property.



Not all areas are suitable for water bores. Suitability can be confirmed by accessing the Perth Groundwater Maps System.

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