Make money from old soil test data

Make money from old soil test data by participating in the Historical Soil Data Capture Payments Program.

Building a comprehensive data base of soil knowledge is a key action under the Australian Government’s National Soil Package.

This soil knowledge will support research into innovative land management practices that can improve productivity, profitability, and climate resilience for Australian farmers.

The Historical Soil Data Capture Payments Program pays farmers and land managers to share their historical soil test data with the Australian Government.

Farmers and land managers may be eligible to receive payments up to $10,000 in exchange for sharing their historical soil information through the program.

Image of two men undertaking soil testing in a paddock

Data owners can receive payment based on the number of soil properties (i.e. physical, chemical and biological soil characteristics) tested:

  • $50 – 5 soil properties
  • $100 – between 6 and 10 soil properties
  • $150 – between 11 and 15 soil properties
  • $200 – more than 16 soil properties

Each business or individual can receive up to $10,000 in total

The Program will be open from April 2022 to 30 June 2023.

To request more information or to participate in this Program, contact one of the four data brokers listed below:

Business nameEmailWeb address
Precision Agriculturesales@precisionagriculture.com.auprecisionagriculture.com.au
Precision SoilTechdata@precisionsoiltech.com.auprecisionsoiltech.com.au/
Southern Cross Universitysoildata@scu.edu.auwww.scu.edu.au/historical-soil-data-program/

To learn more, visit the Historical Soil Data Capture Payments website:  https://www.awe.gov.au/agriculture-land/farm-food-drought/natural-resources/soils/historical-soil-data