More than just Drill & Blast

Drilling | Blasting | Explosives | RC Grade Control Drilling


Privately-owned blasting and drilling contractors, Rock on Ground Pty Ltd provides production drilling, blasting, explosives supply and RC grade control drilling services for open pit mining operations in Australia.

The experienced Rock on Ground team also specialise in controlled blasting services for resource based civil infrastructure projects.

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Founded in 2005 by Alan Vickery, Rock on Ground’s first commission was a Rio Tinto project located at Hope Downs.

The initial focus: providing specialised close to infrastructure blasting, with the blasthole drilling to be sub-contracted.

The company grew quickly as the civil work increased with the major iron ore expansions by Rio Tinto, BHP, FMG and then Roy Hill. In 2010 ROG move into providing drill and blast services for mining contracts and secured its first gold mining contract with Saracen Gold Mines at Carosue Dam.

Thanks to continued growth and expansion, the company today boasts a mixed

fleet of top hammer, DTH hammer and RC grade control drill rigs, with 24 drill rigs in the fleet.

The company also runs its own fleet of IEE Bulk Explosive trucks and provides dedicated on-site bulk explosive storage facilities.

Rock on Ground is ISO 9001 (Quality), 14001 (Environment) and 45001 (OHS) certified through Ashburton Assurance Australasia. Rock on Ground provides a high-quality service while meeting our business and regulatory requirements.

We are committed to minimising impacts to the environment while utilising a systematic approach to Occupational Health and Safety Management.


Rock on Ground provides a range of specialist drilling and blasting services for mining and civil projects in Australia.


Drilling and blasting for open pit mining projects, providing:


Drilling and Controlled Blasting for civil infrastructure projects, where rock excavation is required in close proximity to existing infrastructure such as:

  • Rail lines
  • Roads
  • Pipelines
  • Powerlines
  • Bridges
  • Buildings and general infrastructure
  • Quarries