The Murray-Darling Basin is a large geographical area in south-eastern Australia.
The name is derived from its two major rivers, the Murray River and the Darling River.
The Murray-Darling Basin is one of the most significant agricultural areas in Australia, which drains approximately one-seventh of the Australian land mass.
- Area: 1 million square kilometres
- Length: 3,375 km
- 20 major rivers, including Australia’s 3 longest rivers
- 22 river catchments
- 16 internationally important wetlands
- 71% of irrigated area in Australia
- 40% of value of Australia’s agriculture
- 32 public dams and storages