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1950's

The origins of ADIA go back to 1956 with the formation of the Australian Diamond Drilling Association (ADDA).

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1960's

During 1969 the National Water Well Association of Australia (NWWA) was established. Prior to this, in the early 1960s, there was a smaller waterwell group representing Victoria and South Australia.

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1960's

During 1969 the National Water Well Association of Australia (NWWA) was established. Prior to this, in the early 1960s, there was a smaller waterwell group representing Victoria and South Australia.

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1970's

ADDA’s name was changed to the Australian Drilling Association (ADA) to open up to more drilling sectors.

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1980's

In the early 1980s ADA and the NWWA merged to become the National Waterwell and Drilling Association of Australia. This single entity was incorporated in 1984.

In 1987 the name was changed to what it is now: the Australian Drilling Industry Association (ADIA). Rod McCallum was appointed as the first Executive Secretary of ADIA.

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2000's

The Mineral Drilling Association of Australia (MDAA) which was a Western Australian based organisation merged with ADIA in 2009 to promote a stronger and united organisation.

Training and Publications

The NWWA released its Drilling Industry Training Manual to industry in 1975. Also records show that one of the first driller training schools was held in Dubbo, NSW in 1975. In 1978 the Australian Drilling Industry Training Committee (ADITC) was established by the NWWA and ADA, as a drilling training body, started delivering training courses in Victoria in 1980.

Publications specific to the local drilling industry have included:

  • ADA News – Australian Drilling Association
  • Water and Mineral Development – National Water Well Association
  • Resources Review – Late 80s WA-based
  • Water and Mineral Development – Australian Drilling Industry Association
  • Australian Drilling – ADIA around 1991
  • Australasian Drilling – around 1993
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