Your Country Charity Partner
Rural Aid was founded in 2015 to provide a holistic support program to rural Australia. The starting point for the charity was the success of the Buy a Bale campaign, which to date has received over $4.5 million in donations and distributed this through fodder, hampers and more. We understand the needs of our primary producers and aim to lend a helping hand when times are tough.
Recent weather events such as fires and cyclones have meant that there is even more call for our services than ever before. We have a number of programs designed with rebuilding and repairing in mind. These include the Farm Rescue and Weekend Warriors programs, as well as the Farm Army job board where farmers can find help that they need. Come and join us.
Rural Aid’s Tracy Alder delivering hampers to Janette
See our volunteers in action
Rural Aid delivering much-needed feed to Janette Shipton’s drought-ravaged farm near Tamworth. Her family has also been struggling to keep warm during the freezing winter. Rural Aid’s Tracy delivering hay with Club Maitland City, hampers to farmers and to Janette, a woodfire heater after hers broke apart leaving her to keep her family of 5 warm.
For Janette Shipton keeping them alive is everything but the dry ground gives nothing. Her sons spend two months at a time working away to help pay for feed and water. Missing out on family. She hand-rears lambs abandoned by exhausted mothers.For Janette, a relief from an expensive power bill delivered with love.