Cheer a farmer on and let them know that you care by sending out a digital #DearFarmer note on social media. Help us bridge the gap between rural and metro Australia, and show that Aussie spirit by giving thanks to our farmers for their hard work and determination as they continue to put food on our tables.

We’re asking Australians of all ages to spread some love and kindness, and share a digital note of hope with our farmers who are doing it tough.

We can’t make it rain, but we can take a moment to sit down and write a note, or draw a picture, for our farmers.

Digital Fundraising Solutions

Rural Aid recognises that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has far-reaching effects for every community and organisation in Australia. Despite facing new challenges, our team is continuing to deliver much-needed counselling services, hay, water and financial assistance to farming families.

Our farming families still need your support. Check out our Digital Fundraising Solutions to find fun ways that you and your family can get involved and make a difference in Australia.


Australia’s professional beekeepers are our forgotten farmers. These important primary producers are often overlooked when it comes to the effects of drought, bushfire and other natural disasters.

Yet professional beekeepers are the cornerstone of our agricultural industry. They play a vital role in helping to pollinate important food crops for both humans and livestock, in addition to producing delicious Aussie honey from our rugged bushland. Crops like almonds, avocados, blueberries, cucumbers, mangoes, apples and pumpkin rely heavily on pollination by bees.

We need to support our “littlest livestock”, honey bees, and the beekeepers who care for them. Please help safeguard one of the most important industries in Australian agriculture – Australian apiculture.


Our farmers are facing unprecedented bushfires and drought. Some towns have been burnt to the ground and others could run out of water. The good news is that you can help by donating your empty drink containers at any TOMRA Recycling Location (Return and Earn in NSW and Containers for Change in QLD). Every eligible container donated raises 10c to support our farmers and rural communities in need.

To donate your Bottles for the Bush, just download the barcode to use at your local Return and Earn or TOMRA machine.

So far, we have raised over $500,000 for our farmers through Bottles for the Bush. By continuing to donate your bottles and cans you have the opportunity to help us make an even bigger impact in the lives of our disaster affected farmers.


“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.