Murray Irrigation Limited is the largest private irrigation
company in Australia, formed as an unlisted public company on 3
March 1995 when the NSW Government privatised its Murray Irrigation
area and districts. The company's irrigators are also shareholders
and include 1,200 family farm businesses.
Murray Irrigation is licenced to operate by the NSW Government,
and has 1,046,809 general security entitlements to the NSW Murray
Regulated River resource (as at 30 June 2014). This represents
almost 67 percent of all NSW Murray River general security
The irrigation system in the NSW Murray Valley was developed
by the NSW Government between the 1930s and 1960s. It remained
under government control and operation until 1995 when it was
privatised under the irrigator-owned company Murray Irrigation
The information presented here www.irrigationhistory.net.au is based on
material collated for an exhibition as part of Murray
Irrigation's 10th anniversary celebrations in 2005.