Learn more about food and fibre production 

Located in the Riverina region in western NSW — a region known for food and fibre production — Southern Cotton is an award-winning cotton gin and advocate for sustainability in the Australian cotton industry.

If you'd like to see first-hand how cotton is ginned, which is the initial stage of processing cotton — separating the lint from the seed — you can book a tour, watch our videos below, or download an education kit to learn more.

Take a tour of Southern Cotton


How much do you know about cotton?

It's a food and fibre crop we all use in lots of ways, every day. With more and more people interested in how our food and fibre is produced, our informative and engaging gin tours are designed to educate growers, tourists, students and other visitors about the local cotton industry, as well as the cotton ginning process. 

Get a bird's eye view from specially-built observation walkways! Currently, Southern Cotton tours operate weekdays at 11am at $10 per person during ginning season (April-September) or by appointment. For the best experience, we encourage you to book your tour ahead of time, if possible. 

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Learn more about cotton

Cotton is part of the fabric of southern NSW. More growers in the Riverina are choosing to grow cotton because they get more crop per drop in the region's irrigated conditions. Watch the videos below to learn more about the local cotton industry, cotton production, and the ginning process.

Cotton: From field to food and fibre

Why grow cotton in southern NSW?

The ginning process

Let's unpack some of the common misconceptions about growing cotton in and understand how Australian growers are continually improving water efficiency and sustainability benchmarks across the industry. 

Getting to Southern Cotton

Southern Cotton is located at 881 Whitton Darlington Point Rd, Whitton NSW. On arrival at the gin, please follow the signs to the main entry, where your tour will start at 10am, or at your appointed time. 

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Keeping yourself and the community safe and well is our first priority. That’s why we’ve proactively instituted safety protocols for tour visitors to Southern Cotton. Thank you for your understanding and support in adhering to the following:

You are not permitted on the Southern Cotton gin site if you:

Please refer to the NSW Health travel advice.

While at Southern Cotton, you must: