Australian Cotton

Cotton touches all of our lives and is grown by Aussie farmers under the Australian sun. Today’s modern cotton industry is an agricultural success story. Here you’ll learn all about the people, the natural resources and the technology that makes it happen.

The average Australian cotton farm:

  • is family owned and operated
  • directly creates jobs for 6-7 people
  • is run by farmers with an average age of 39
  • grows 495 hectares of cotton, comprising 17% of the total farm area
  • supplements cotton with other crops including wheat, chickpeas and sorghum, and many Australian cotton farmers also graze sheep and cattle
  • dedicates 42% of farm area to native vegetation