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Helping support Australia's rural communities and Aussie farmers.

We providing tangible resources to drought, flood or fire affected communities. Stock feed, Water, Financial assistance, & Volunteers.
We offer a 24/7 helpline and on the ground counselling services
Farmers - Need Help? Register here

Your messages of support.

Sending love and support from San Francisco, California!
We know it isn’t much, but we hope it helps take a little bit of burden off your shoulders, even if it just for a day.
Hang in there. We need you.
My thoughts are with you
Here is a helping hand from Headstart Oatlands to you. Thank you for all you do to support us <3
You are the backbone of this great land…
I understand the hell you may be going through and am very happy to give some support.
Thank you for all you do for us and for your courage and persistence during this most difficult of droughts. May our donation make a difference in your lives. We’re praying for the rain to come to ease life for you and keep your farm going.
Thankyou and Merry Xmas
You are not alone.
A small token for this time of year. We are thinking of you, and hope that this brings some relief.
We appreciate your efforts so much !

Welcome to Buy a Bale

Supporting Aussie farmers and rural communities throughout Australia. This drought appeal campaign is providing meaningful support for farmers by delivering hay and other essential items to farmers who have no feed left for their cattle.

All donations to our drought assistance campaign have a four fold effect. Some hay is donated, some we buy, so we’re feeding a hay farmer and their family. Some of our truckies are donating their time and diesel, some loads we’re paying for, so we’re feeding truckies and their families. Donations towards our Country Card inject immediate cash into the rural towns, city cash going bush. Finally what hay we deliver saves farmers cash that they can continue to spend on other items.

Australia, donating to Buy a Bale is helping not just farmers but their communities and so many more people.
Thank you on behalf of our farmers for your support.


How would you like to own a painting by an artist with work in the Royal Collection and British Museum? Dr Ralph Lillford’s estate is donating 50% of proceeds from a stunning collection of his work to Rural Aid from an auction to support our farmers.

Born in the UK, Dr Ralph Lillford has spent the last 20 years in Australia and his generous donation to Rural Aid to support Australian farmers and rural communities is his legacy to his adopted country. 50% of proceeds will benefit our disaster relief program, which supplies water, hay and financial assistance to Australia’s farming families in the areas hit hardest by drought.

Place your bids now – bidding concludes Sunday November 17 2019 at 5pm.

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download the RK&T app from to see the full collection or make a bid.

Join In for Parma for a Farmer

With many farmers suffering through one of the worst Droughts Australia has experienced; Parma for a Framer is an effort to help raise money for those in the need.

Parma for a farmer is an initiative that sees clubs and hotels donate proceeds from parma sales to help drought stricken farmers.

Parma For A Farmer is an exciting initiative to engage with hotels, clubs, restaurants, eateries across Australia who have agreed to give $1 for every parm sold to our Buy a Bale Campaign.

Register for Parma for a Farmer…

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"Thank you Buy a Bale for the opportunity to support our farmers. We live in a drought affected community and see the starving cattle being drove along the roadside, we see the town getting quieter as business slows because farmers are struggling, we see the land void of fodder"