21st century technology for sustainable watering

World leaders in wicking technology

Watering from below

Saving water and maintenance time

Urban greening will protect our climate

Growing healthier plants naturally

Promoting food security

Modern wicking makes WaterUps® a truly sustainable irrigation system

  • Save Water
  • Save Time
  • Grow Healthier Plants

WaterUps® wicking products

  • are Australian made from recycled plastic
  • are modular and scalable so they can be used in small, medium, and large growing spaces
  • combat water waste with low tech sustainable watering solutions
  • help overcome drought and increasing water use restrictions

Kilograms of plastic diverted from landfill

Litres of water saved compared to conventional watering

It’s time to fundamentally rethink plant watering

Given the challenges confronting us with climate change, we have to be much more efficient in the use of our scarce water resources. WaterUps® provides the perfect solution for saving water, time, and growing healthy plants. Our video shows you the diverse range of potential applications for WaterUps® wicking cell technology.


Waterups® can play an important role in landscape design. Offering sustainable planning to help you save water and make urban greenspaces much easier to maintain, whether you’re working on a small residential balcony or large-scale commercial developments and civil works.

Schools & ELC's

Involving students in food gardens is a rewarding and educational experience with academic, social, and environmental benefits. Working with Waterups® to create sustainable gardens helps them develop knowledge and skills for sustainable living.

Public Spaces

Community gardens are a great way to bring people together, grow food, and reconnect with nature. Waterups® has significant involvement in the community garden sector. We have also worked with a number of local government bodies on other urban greening projects such as streetscapes and CBD areas. 

Landscape Contractors

WaterUps® were originally designed with the landscaper in mind. We wanted to offer a product that made it easy for landscapers to install wicking systems. Landscape contractors can apply for access to Trade Pricing on our range of Waterups® wicking bed products? We have some incredible options that will suit any project.

Latest WaterUps® News

WaterUps® on Kangaroo Island

WaterUps® on Kangaroo Island

After the bush fires ravaged many parts of Kangaroo Island, ABC Gardening Australia presenter, Sophie Thomson, arranged a major garden rescue for the island.

What to do in your wicking bed this month – Issue 1, Dec 20

What to do in your wicking bed this month – Issue 1, Dec 20

This post is designed to be the first in a series, that will give you heaps of practical advice on how to ensure that your wicking bed performs optimally. We will try to address the different challenges that may be faced by the different climatic zones across Australia over the course of the year.

Basix and WaterUps®

Basix and WaterUps®

By installing WaterUps® wicking cells in the garden and around the home, it will reduce the size of the water tank needed to comply with the water efficiency requirements for Basix.

WaterUps® in my school – Bondi Public

WaterUps® in my school – Bondi Public

This month we have been lucky enough to have a guest contributor. Fiona de Souza has been responsible for the kitchen garden at Bondi Public school. We thought that the Bondi Public case study would be of interest to other schools, and maybe help them with the building of their own school gardens.

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