About the Collison Drilling Team

Director, Nicholas Collison has many years’ experience working in the civil and mining industries, specialising in all aspects of directional drilling. Aboriginal owned and operated, Collison Drilling strives to employ qualified, Indigenous team members where possible. Through mentoring, training and employment opportunities, the business strives to positively impact the lives of local Aboriginal people and their communities. The experienced and reliable Collison team is skilled in reading and understanding plans, and implementing all requirements for projects that require the installation of pipe networks and pit placements for various asset owners.

Why choose Collison Drilling?

  • Safety is our highest priority

  • Aboriginal owned and operated

  • Skilled and experienced staff

  • Extensive directional drilling experience

  • Comprehensive quality management systems

  • Environmentally responsible

  • Fully insured

  • Honest and reliable people

To maximise the value we deliver, we have developed a deep knowledge of our industry and we apply the same approach when analysing your specific needs. Through careful analysis of your contract requirements we will seek to understand your strategic and financial objectives
and the major risks you face with each project.

Comprehensive Quality Management Systems

At Collison Drilling, our processes and procedures are aligned with the following quality management systems (formal accreditation in progress):

“At Collison Drilling, safety is our highest priority. We consistently deliver safe, quality work that is on time and within budget.”

A Commitment to the Environment

Collison Drilling has access to a range of drilling equipment, as well as equipment used in excavations, civil construction and earth moving projects. This includes accredited hydro-excavation trucks for removing the mud and spoil created by our drill machines. The care and reparation of the environment is one of our key responsibilities. We are aware of the potential environmental impact of our work, and are committed to actively minimising our construction footprint.

What Makes Us Different

We are an Aboriginal owned and operated directional boring company. We strive to deliver opportunities for other Aboriginal people via apprenticeships, mentoring and employment.

Customer First

At Collison Drilling we strive for customer first, which means we believe in efficiency, integrity, trust and quality work. We are dedicated to provide you with the best quality service we can provide in our area of expertise.

Nick Collison

Nick Collison
Nick CollisonDirector, Collison Directional Drilling
Nick is, first and foremost, a Dad, a husband, an uncle, a son, a family man. He is also a passionate and hard working business owner whose strong connections to people and culture inspired him to dream big. A natural leader and team builder, Nick has successfully operated and expanded a thriving drilling company by establishing solid relationships that are built on trust and respect. Everyone who works with Collison Drilling and Nick knows and understands that Nick’s personal values and ideals are embedded within his business and imparted to his entire team. At the centre of Nick’s company culture is a belief that genuine care for one another, on site and beyond, results in enriched safety and well-being for every member of the team.

A well-connected Aboriginal man descending from the Njandjerri people, in the Coorong, South Australia, Nick is motivated to instill inner strength and integrity within all people by creating employment and training opportunities for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people alike. Nick embraces life’s opportunities with positivity and enthusiasm and finds great joy in the beauty that he sees in Country. Sand under his feet, dirt through his veins and the laughter of his boys form the foundations upon which Nick has built his business.

A family business, Nick aims to create a culture at Collison Drilling that encourages everyone to feel just as Important as the environment they are part of.

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