Our vision is for a vibrant, respected and sustainable Australian irrigation industry
The NIC is the peak body representing irrigators in Australia, supporting thirty-one member organisations across the Murray Darling Basin States and irrigation regions around the country. We represent major agricultural commodity groups with members collectively holding over 5,000,000 megalitres of water entitlement.
Our mission is to secure the long-term interests of our members and our industry
NIC is the voice of irrigated agriculture and the industries producing food and fibre for domestic consumption and significant export income. Our policy and advocacy is dedicated to a viable and productive irrigated agriculture sector in Australia. In 2017-18, total Gross Value of Irrigated Agricultural Production (GVIAP)* increased to $17.7 billion (up 14%).
Continue to be recognised by government & industry as the national peak body for irrigated agriculture
Protect the security of water as a property right
Promote the importance of irrigated agriculture & enhance its social license
Advocate for affordable & reliable energy for the productive sector
Our members want strong, healthy and vibrant communities, because they are locals too.
We will seek to collaborate and engage with stakeholders from all walks of life to discuss issues, explore ideas and work together to achieve solutions.
Trust, honesty, truth and respect are what we will bring to the table and what we believe we see in others.
We will strive to represent our members, their local communities and those directly and indirectly involved in irrigation to advocate for a strong sector which benefits all.
We will seek policy settings which enhance the economic, social and environmental prosperity of members and their local communities.
Our members understand that water is a precious resource and as such seek to promote best practice in water use and management, including through partnerships with environmental water holders.
Our members are committed to investing in and promoting technology, and best practices in water and energy.
AUSTRALIAN RICE GROWN BY IRRIGATION
AUSTRALIA'S FRUIT, NUTS & GRAPES GROWN USING IRRIGATION
AUSTRALIA'S COTTON FARMS USE IRRIGATION
AUSTRALIA'S VEGETABLES GROWN BY IRRIGATION FARMS
AUSTRALIA'S SUGAR ISGROWN WITH IRRIGATION
AUSTRALIA'S DAIRY IS PRODUCED THANKS TO IRRIGATION
UPCOMING MEMBER EVENTS
15-17 February 2023
NIC General Meetings
NIC meetings will be held between the 15th and 17th of February 2023. Details to be released soon!
26-28 July 2023
NIC General Meetings
The July 2023 NIC meetings will be “away” meetings with the location to be announced soon!