About GoodOnyaMate Concert for Farmers

The GoodOnyaMate Concert is a live event being held by Rural Aid and proudly broadcast by Channel 9. Join us for this start studded concert featuring a line-up of Aussie legends. It is the perfect opportunity to gather as a nation for an unforgettable night of fun and support for rural Australia.

All proceeds from the concert will help Rural Aid continue their work supporting Australia’s farming families. Your support will provide real assistance to these vulnerable communities, including fresh drinking water, financial assistance, and fodder (hay).

Thousands of Australian farmers are still on the road to recovery from the ongoing drought and recent bushfires that have devastated their livelihoods. Join us as we show them that they are not forgotten, and that Australia’s continues to care for it’s invaluable farming communities.

The concert will be packed with incredible performances by Jimmy Barnes, Birds Of Tokyo, Guy Sebastian, Jessica Mauboy, Vera Blue, Kate Ceberano, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Dami Im, Casey Donovan, Mick Lindsay, Lee Kernaghan, Isaiah Firebrace, Chris Sebastian, Timothy and Clare Bowen, Travis Collins, Mike Waters and Darlinghurst.It will also include heartfelt stories of farmers who have benefited from Rural Aid’s assistance.


The concert is being run by Rural Aid Ltd and broadcast by Channel 9.

The funds will be used to support rural recovery through our two programs: Stronger Futures and Disaster Assistance. We work with farmers and rural communities to determine their unique needs and ensure our assistance meets these needs. This can take many forms – examples include: counselling, community strategic planning, knowledge sharing, providing financial assistance, fodder and drinking water.

Rural Aid has a strong history of raising funds and providing support for farmers and rural communities. Over the last 12 months, Rural Aid has provided over $28.5 million in financial support to almost 5,000 farmers nationally.

Yes. All artists and contributors to the concert are donating their music, recordings and all content free of charge, so they can support our Aussie farmers and the rural communities they live in.

Rural Aid works hard to ensure as much of your donation as possible is directly applied to our programs. In order to ensure we achieve our charitable purpose, we of course have some overhead costs which are not ‘directly’ applied to our programs. We aim to keep these costs as low as possible. For example, last financial year our overhead costs equated to less than 10% of our donations.

Yes, a tax receipt will be sent to the email address that you entered in the donation form for all donations over $2.