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 2018

Rural 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

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 info@thirstycow.org.au or call P: 1300 45 11 88 or for more information on Thirsty Cow

Salvation Army

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