Non-Government Support Programs
Burrumbuttock Hay Runners
Burrumbuttock Hay Runners is a group founded by Brendan ‘Bumpa’ Farrell who transports donated hay to drought affected farmers in Australia.
For more information on the Burrumbuttock Hay Runners
CWA of NSW Drought Aid
Assistance for drought affected farming or farming related households to help meet daily expenses up to $3000 per family/household, is available to eligible applicants.
Expenses can include grocery bills, vehicle maintenance, school, electricity, rates, telephone, dental and medical (gap payments or cost of travel to access treatment) etc. For expenses that are current and/or outstanding.
For criteria and application form or for more information on the CWA Drought Aid
Rural Aid Is a non-for profit organisation that provides assistance and relief to those in rural areas struggling with the adverse effects of nature including, but not limited to, drought, floods and other natural disasters in Australia. Rural aid is the holding organisation for campaigns such as Buy a Bale and Farm Rescue
For more information on Rural Aid
Thirsty Cow is a drought and bush fire appeal which provides financial support to affected farmers as well as fodder delivery, fencing, vehicle maintenance and animal care services.
Farmers can self-nominate by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call P: 1300 45 11 88 or for more information on Thirsty Cow
The Salvation Army provides drought affected farmers in remote locations with grocery vouchers and cash grants and fund rural chaplains.
Farmers can reach out for support by visiting the Salvation Army
Finding it hard
Worried about your well being or that of family or friends contact your local GP or 24-hour telephone counselling.
If you or someone you know is experiencing mental health issues, call:
Lifeline: call: P: 131 11 14 or visit Lifeline
Beyond Blue: call: P: 1300 224 636 or visit Beyond Blue
Kids Helpline: P: 1800 551 800 or visit Kids Help Line