Ausdrill was started in 1987 by Managing Director, Ron Sayers, with a single drill rig operating from Kalgoorlie in Western Australia. By 1991 the company had expanded its drilling operations into Africa, and two years later added contract mining to its services.

In 1994 the company was floated on the Australian Stock Exchange and in the years since has continued to expand and diversify its services across the mining and energy sectors.

Today, Ausdrill is an ASX 200 company employing over 4,500 people in 19 specialist mining and energy businesses across nine countries.