When Keith Urban announced a no frills benefit concert at the Tamworth Town Hall we all wanted tickets to see the show.  So you can imagine our surprise to find that Keith had chosen Rural Aid as the beneficiary of said concert. What a night it was with Keith starting the show with his hit Coming Home, the crowd went wild and sang along to every tune for the rest of the night.

Having Keith back on our shores and performing in Tamworth where he said “I think this is all really where it all started for me” was a real treat and his generosity to our Australian farmers was admirable, donating the ticket price to Rural Aid for drought relief.

Rural Aid CEO and Co-founders Charles and Tracey Alder had the opportunity to meet and thank Keith personally before the concert and were thrilled to have Keith use his platform to inspire others to support Rural Aid and it’s program initiatives to support Australian farmers.

@KeithUrban: SO psyched to be playing the legendary Tamworth Town Hall tonite in support of Rural Aid that helps so many families in need!!!!!! It’ll be a nite to remember!!!!!! – KU

Phoebe Jay Music

Young Australian Country singer Phoebe Jay joins with one of the world’s greatest guitarists Tommy Emmanuel to raise funds for Rural Aid’s Suicide Prevention Campaign with Free Air.

Phoebe Jay is a young country music singer songwriter, living around the cane-fields of Bundaberg. This wonderfully, talented young Australian singer’s melodic tones and harmonies mix traditional, classic country with a twist creating a new and vibrant sound.

Now, national number one with single Rollercoaster Ride under her belt she sets out to bring awareness to the issue Australian Farmer Suicide with the release of her next album Free Air featuring Tommy Emmanuel to help raise funds for Rural Aid’s Suicide Prevention Campaign.  Bringing awareness of our rural people and the wider community who are at risk of taking their own lives.



“This hay is a godsend” – Rick Carlson

With NSW, Australia, drought declared 100% in August 2018.

More than 4000 farmers across the nation have registered for assistance with Rural Aid.

Everyone needs to talk sometime

As humans, we are connected, in more ways than just genetics.
It’s those connections that bring communities together when faced with adversity – fires, floods, storms and droughts.

The kindness of strangers

Many farmers across Australia are facing some of the most difficult conditions to continue operating their business in. Global commodity prices, export issues, weather extremes and marginal profits – and that’s all out of their control.