Water for Profit

Water for Profit: A program to help Tasmanian farmers maximise their return on investment in irrigation.

Funded by the Tasmanian Government, the Water for Profit Program is helping to ensure farmers are equipped with the right skills and information to increase profits and sustainability from their investment in water.

Read the Water for Profit Brochure (PDF)

The program consists of four projects:


The program will work with farmers in Tasmania's midlands initially, focusing on farmer groups in key areas with new or existing access to irrigation, and then expanding to other regions of the State that have new or increased access to irrigation water.

Farmers will be co-investigators working with and drawing on the resources of the Water for Profit program partners, consultants and industry bodies to:

  • Direct research to benefit their region.
  • Undertake benchmarking to identify what farming practices lead to better productivity and sustainability outcomes.
  • Contribute to and guide the development of online irrigation and cropping decision support tools specific to Tasmanian conditions.
  • Provide opportunities for both informal and formal information exchange between farmers.


Farmers will get access to cutting-edge research and online irrigation and cropping tools relevant to their properties through TIA, detailed land management information through Tasmanian Irrigation's Farm Water Access Plans and digital soil mapping data from the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment.


Farmers and farmer groups will decide how to best use this technical information through support provided by the Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association, industry groups and agricultural consultants.