The ADIA represents around 800 members, and the Association also includes a number of members based overseas that are often businesses or individuals who began operating in Australia before branching out internationally.
In terms of mines and energy in Queensland and Australia-wide, the largest sector of the ADIA membership consists of drilling contractor businesses ranging from owner operators with one or two drill rigs, to large businesses with 100 drill rigs or more. In some instances, these are long-standing family owned businesses, and others are larger international drilling companies that operate in multiple global locations.
Many ADIA members work on a contract basis for large mining houses in the mineral exploration or the bulk commodity sectors. Suppliers and service companies are another other major part of ADIA’s membership base, and these are the businesses that provide the equipment and services drilling contractors need to drill and complete the drill holes for mineral exploration in Australia.
The equipment and service range is extensive and often highly technical, which is vital for covering all the different types of drilling methods. ADIA’s members also include a smaller group of engineers, consultants, mining companies and other individuals who provide expert professional services to the Australian drilling industry as a whole.