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Helping support Australia's rural communities and Aussie farmers.

Providing tangible resources to drought affected communities. Stock feed, Money, & Volunteers.
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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.

Our Partners

Celebrating and supporting Australia!

Australia Day is the perfect day to celebrate our country and bring awareness to the importance of supporting our farmers.

This year we have been invited to participate in events all across Queensland and New South Wales. With all the funds raised across these spectacular days and nights to be donated towards our farmers and their rural communities.

So if you are nearby, why not pop in and visit us at our stalls to help us show the importance our farmers mean to this incredible country.

  • Festivities at Broadwater Parklands Gold Coast, QLD.  Saturday 26th January
  • Festivities at Sutherland Sydney, NSW.  Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th January
  • Test Cricket at The Gabba Brisbane, QLD.  Thursday 24th – Monday 28th January
  • Country Music Festival Tamworth, NSW.  Friday 18th – Sunday 27th January

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.



Our Corporate Sponsors

Rural Aid’s Tracy Alder delivering hampers to Janette

Rural Aid delivering much-needed feed to Janette Shipton’s drought-ravaged farm near Tamworth. Her family has also been struggling to keep warm during the freezing winter. Rural Aid’s Tracy delivering hay with Club Maitland City, hampers to farmers and to Janette, a woodfire heater after hers broke apart leaving her to keep her family of 5 warm.


TOMRA is partnered with Buy a Bale of Hay to help raise much-needed funds for feed, water and fuel. NSW recyclers can donate their Return and Earn container deposit refunds at any reverse vending machine, allowing 10-cent refunds on eligible drink containers to be donated to those affected by the drought.

NSW recyclers can donate their Return and Earn container deposit refunds at any reverse vending machine. But for those residents looking to donate to farmers immediately they can use a special ‘Buy a Bale’ barcode when visiting any of the 270 RVMs across the state.

The money will go towards rural NSW farmers and communities struggling to survive the harsh drought plaguing the state – providing them with much needed support like hay and other essentials to give them a fighting chance in these tough times.

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Qantas Drought Relief

Qantas has partnered with charity Rural Aid to help fund hay bales, water trucking, groceries and mental health counsellors for farming communities struggling to survive the worst drought conditions parts of Australia have seen in decades.

The program includes an immediate $1 million cash donation by Qantas to Rural Aid, followed by a number of Qantas and Jetstar appeal initiatives to raise another $1 million with your help. We’ll match these fundraising efforts, with the aim of providing the charity with a total donation of $3 million by the end of 2018.


"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"

- Glenn and Natarsha Bovey