The 2021 Riverina Classic Fishing Competition


The 2021 Riverina Classic Fishing Competition will be the 8th Annual event happening on the 12th, 13th & 14th February 2021 and Padman Stops are delighted on sponsoring this fantastic event again.

The Riverina Classic Catch and Release Fishing Competition is a great 3 days of fishing over a weekend in February each year. As a charity event proceeds are distributed to a chosen charity each year & also used to re-stock the Murrumbidgee River with native fingerlings securing a healthy and sustainable fishing future.

As a full photo entry competition, anglers have better flexibility on fishing hours & the entry of over-sized cod can be accepted in the competition as the survival rate of catch & release fish is increased by reducing the amount of time the fish spends in captivity. ­

The 2021 Charity chosen is ROC Rural Out Reach Counselling
ROC is a not for profit, community funded mental health counselling support service focusing on sufferers and their families in rural and remote Australia, starting out in the Riverina region of New South Wales.

Some funds each year are used to help re-stock the Murrumbidgee River with native fingerlings securing a healthy and sustainable fishing future.

To find out more about this great 3 day event click here


Virtual Field Days

Padman Stops Virtual Field Days

Virtual Field Days: With the Elmore & District Machinery Field Days Committee making the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Elmore Field Days due to the continuing corona virus pandemic and restrictions in place. We at Padman Stops would still love to see our farmers, to catch up, to hear how you are traveling, fill you in on what we have been up to and if we can help you with anything automation or irrigation.

Continuing the theme of 2020 and communicating virtually, Padman Stops are having an online/ virtual 3 day event.

Tuesday 6th October:

Online video tutorials, how to’s and information guides available here on the website and in our facebook event – click here to go to facebook event

Wednesday 7th October:

Book in a time to chat to our team.

Call  1800 254 594 or

email to book

Thursday 8th October 10am: 

FAQ’s Live stream with our General Manager Shawn Padman.

Submit your questions via our soical media, email or phone them in and you’ll go into the draw to win a Padman Stops merchandise pack!

Don’t worry, if you can’t attend the live, we will also record the video and pop it in here for you to watch anytime you like.


Offer #1:

Annual Seconds Sale – Get in quick, limited stock at super crazy reduced prices! Click Here for Sale Catalog

Offer #2:

Buy a MaxiFlow 1200 – 2 piece (or above) ON-FARM DRIVEWAY CROSSING and receive a FREE commemorative 30 years of Padman Stops Esky full of beer. Offer valid until 1st October 2020


Submit your frequently asked questions now by email or social media to go in the draw to WIN a Padman Stops merchandise pack. All questions will be answered LIVE on facebook at 10am Thursday 8th October.


All videos and resources will be posted below as well as in our Facebook Event page.

The first of our series of “how to” videos is the…


The next video is….


Be sure to get in touch if you have any questions. Or join our Live Stream at 10am (VIC time) to hear Shawn Padman answer all your burning questions live.


Cotton Forum

John doing some Cotton Research & Development

What a shame the 2020 Cotton Conference was unable to go ahead

We are excited to let you know that instead of having to wait another 2 years, Cotton Conference will be held on the 3rd to the 5th August 2021 at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Here’s a bit of an update of what we’ve been up to this year, think of it as  almost like getting to chat to us at Cotton Conference, but different!


We had some really cool products we wanted to release at Cotton Conference this year!

Specifically for our cotton growing customers we have recently released the F10 Flat Stop.  It’s bigger, wider and the ultimate in functionality. The F10 is customisable to your farm irrigation needs and layout. It comes standard with our NEW PosiDrive system, which is a real game changer for our industry.

The PosiDrive allows farmers to be able to automate multiple doors from the one automation unit, which makes for an incredible cost effective automation solution.

Find out more about the F10 Flat Stop – Click Here

Find out more about the PosiDrive – Click Here


We Opened a new business…. During a pandemic

In July 2020, we officially launched our new Queensland specific business “Padman Water Solutions” in Ayr, Queensland. PWS will mean we can service our Queensland customers more effectively than ever before.

What’s better than Padman Stops?

Padman Stops made in Queensland! Right!?!?

By manufacturing our products for the Queensland market in the heart of the Burdekin region, we are now able to offer much more competitive freight options and produce products that are suited for the unique tropical conditions.

You can pick up products directly from our showroom at Beach Road, Ayr.

To visit the Padman Water Solutions website – Click Here

Padman Water Solutions Now Open

Who we are?

Padman Stops is a manufacturer of precast concrete irrigation gates and irrigation automation for the surface irrigation industry. We’ve been working hard over the past 30 years alongside farmers to solve their most pressing irrigation challenges.

Our products are unique and achieve some of the best water efficiency rates available. Our simple yet high-precision automation systems take advantage of the latest in modern technology and are giving farmers their time back so they can get back to their families sooner.

For us, it’s always been about working alongside Australian farmers to help improve their properties’ efficiency and profitability whilst also allowing farmers a better quality of life.

And we can help you achieve these outcomes as well.

Where we’ve been?

Padman Stops has been “The Farmers’ Friend” for over 30 years, transforming water efficiency for farmers and reducing labour, time and cost with innovative products and technology.
From humble beginnings that began with founder, John Padman, inventing products from his backyard shed – to now with up to 50 staff working from their Strathmerton factory, it’s certainly been a labour of love. The aim is not to just to help farms become more profitable and easier to run, but also to give farmers a better quality of life, with more time off to relax with their family.
Forever innovating, the Padman Group doesn’t just produce and sell products. Instead their dedicated teams design and customise entire specialised surface irrigation solutions for farms right across Australia. We’re here to help you.

Where we’re going?

The team at Padman Stops are always looking for new ways to innovate and create new solutions and products for farmers across Australia. We also have a genuine desire to make our products more accessible to more farmers than ever before, no matter where they might be located.
This desire has led us to develop several new specialist ‘arms’ of the business so we can reach more farms and improve more farming lifestyles. These include Padman Automation, Padman Water Solutions and Quick Culverts.
Padman Water Solutions is particularly exciting as it brings our solutions further north, with a brand-new factory in Queensland to enable us to get products to Queensland farmers far more efficiently.