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About Murray Irrigation

We are Australia’s largest private environmental and irrigation water delivery company

On 3 March 1995, NSW Government privatised the irrigation system in the NSW Murray Valley and Murray Irrigation Limited was born.  We are an unlisted, public company. Our irrigators are also our shareholders and include 1,357 family-farm businesses.

We are licensed to operate by the NSW Government, and have 823,978 general security entitlements to the NSW Murray Regulated River resource (as at 30 June 2017). This represents more than 60 percent of all NSW Murray River general security entitlements.

Our vision

A company known for a high performance, no-nonsense operational culture focused on delivering for our farmers, the community and the environment and regarded as a trusted voice in the development of local and national water policy.

Our journey to 2025

Everything we do will align with our foundations:

  • Water Delivery
  • Water Security
  • Water Attraction/Retention


Discover more about our driving principles and performance goals through our 2025 Strategic Plan.

2025 Strategic Plan

Our core values

Wellbeing and safety

The wellbeing and safety of our employees, customers and community is one of our primary values.


We will be accountable, transparent and ethical in everything we do.


Teamwork empowers our performance and ability to achieve objectives.

Embrace change

We support and encourage innovation to meet our evolving needs.


We create positive relationships through mutual respect between our employees and customers.

Want to learn more?
Visit the History of Irrigation website and discover how the NSW Murray Valley irrigation system was developed.

History of irrigation