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

Help Us Help Rural Australia Stay Strong

Rural Aid Australia works tirelessly to provide help and support to regional communities in good times and bad.

The funds raised will help provide more mental health coordinators and support personnel to regional communities, so rural Australia can get strong and stay strong. It’s a big job, and we need your help. So please help us help the bush. Proceeds from the Raffle for Resilience will help us in supporting rural Australia.

Enter the Raffle for Resilience for a chance to win a one-of-a-kind, commemorative edition LandCruiser 200 Sahara and more.


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.



Rural Aid is excited to launch with the support of the Sunday Telegraph the new “Country Card”. The card to be accepted across all rural areas will help drive business into rural business struggling to keep their heads above water.

Cards purchased online will be mailed to farmers in drought affected areas for immediate spend within their local communities helping transfer cash donations from online directly into the coffers of rural businesses. No card fees and no transaction fees for card holders or businesses.

Buy a Card as a donation $25, $50, $100, $200
Register your business to accept the card
Farmers, register for help and be inline to receive the card

Australian Men’s Test Cricket

Thank You Cricket Australia for your support of drought affected Australian Farmers.

Donate, Volunteer or even Win a Signed Players shirt or Signed Akubra

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“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.