About Waterwise Programs

Why our program exists

The irrigation industry is unregulated in Australia and Irrigation Australia Ltd, being the peak national organisation representing the irrigation industry across all sectors, attempts to self-regulate by building on the professional development of those working within the industry and promoting the use/engagement of those professionals.

Irrigation Australia

Advancing Water Efficiency: Australia's Waterwise Irrigation Programs


The Waterwise Programs are a self-study endorsement program based on best practice standards for domestic irrigation and has been in operation in WA since 2004 and runs as an annual membership program.

Wise use of water

The Waterwise Garden Irrigator Program and Waterwise Irrigation Design Shop Programs are self-study training and endorsement programs which aim to optimise water use efficiency and reduce water use in domestic irrigation systems.


The training within the programs was developed by Irrigation Australia in 2004 and covers the best practice standards for irrigation specifications, installation and design.


In an unregulated irrigation industry, the Waterwise Programs have been created to assist the community identify those in the industry following best practice guidelines and striving to achieve maximum water use efficiencies in domestic gardens.

Our Members

Endorsed members have undertaken extensive study and online assessments of their knowledge of best practice guidelines developed by industry experts.

Ongoing development

Regular professional development is required of members and regular audits are undertaken to maintain the integrity of the Waterwise Programs.

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