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 1,357 family farm businesses.
Murray Irrigation is licenced to operate by the NSW Government,
and has 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
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 Limited.
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.