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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
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Your messages of support.

wishing all out farmers and animals well
Wishing our farmers and animals well
We Care.
Please hang in there…All of Australia needs you.
hang in there
our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours
Thanks for being there for us
Keep going – we appreciate what you do for us
Thank you for the absolute amazing job you guys do to put food on the plates of people throughout the world. Without you we are nothing.
Keep up the great work. We really appreciate your efforts.
Dear farmers, families, friends, neighbours, community and town businesses. We, who are not going through the torture of waiting for rain to save our herds and crops, cannot fully understand the intensity of your trials during this prolonged drought. However, so many hundreds of thousands of us, from the cities and towns of non-drought-affected regions, have your all constantly in our prayers, thoughts, and hearts, on an almost daily basis. . We pray for rain, and the ‘greening’, and great follow-up rain (not flood). We pray to God to give you continued physical, and especially mental strength to keep going until the drought breaks. Your tenacity, endurance, generosity towards those who need you, is such an incredible inspiration to so many of us, as we in turn, manage our daily struggles. Wiithout you all, our country would go without so much.Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. YOU ARE NOT ALONE! xx A great grand-mother from GRAFTON, NSW
We’re with you!

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 Farmers 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.

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TAG US IN YOUR PHOTOS #spotmybarrel

We love seeing photos of you and your donation barrels!
Whether you are dressing up like a Hawaiian or you are in your business attire to help us raise funds, we want you to share your moment with us on social media using the hashtag #spotmybarrel.

All photos of you and your barrels submitted before April 22nd will go into the draw to win a Supporter pack.

Haven’t got a barrel yet? Register Now 

We can’t wait to spot your barrel!

Black Tie & Boots Ball

An elegant evening of fundraising and to increase the awareness of Rural Aid’s programs and initiatives – a charity dedicated to improving the living standards of communities in rural Australia.

Rural Aid’s Black Tie & Boots Ball in 2018 was a brilliant Gala event. Check out this years Events date and places.


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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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

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.



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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"