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Australia has over 10,000 fire affected farmers, and over 10 million farm animals in fire affected areas that require assistance in recovering from the devastation of our nationwide tragedy. We need your help to raise $25 million to provide these farmers with recovery support through water, fodder (hay), financial assistance and pre-paid visa cards.

We have already started hay deliveries in north Victoria. We are now asking Australians to assist our farmers who have experienced unprecedented hardship from the ongoing drought, and now these catastrophic fires.

Australia, it’s time to once again touch the lives of your fellow Aussies with your generosity, as our farmers battle these devastating natural disasters. Please donate today to help our farmers.


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 already and others could run out of water by Christmas.

The good news is that you can help by donating some of your empty drink containers this summer at any TOMRA Recycling Location (Return and Earn in NSW and Containers for Change in QLD).

Every eligible container donated raises 10c for our Bottles for the Bush Appeal and all funds raised go to Rural Aid to support our farmers and rural communities in need.

The original goal was to raise $250,000 by 23rd February 2020 – and Australia’s recyclers have exceeded that already. We’ve revised the target to $500,000, so please pledge your support and continue donating your empty drink containers – your generosity is appreciated.

Rural Aid Jalopy Derby

The inaugural Rural Aid Jalopy Derby takes place in May 2020, a 7 day, 2,600km drive from Sydney to Airlie Beach through much of drought stricken New South Wales and Queensland raising funds for the drought stricken rural communities we pass through.

Overnight camping under canopies of stars, driving outback dirt tracks, meeting farmers and the communities they live in and stopping at iconic outback landmarks, this trip has it all! One thing is guaranteed, you will have a truly amazing adventure, make many new friends along the way and learn firsthand how Rural Aid are helping these rural areas with the funds donated to the charity.

So get on board! Sign up at or click on the link on the Rural Aid website and become part of an amazing, one in a lifetime event.


“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.