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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.

DONATE IN STORE AT WOOLWORTHS

Woolworths announced its support of Rural Aid, in a partnership that will help double the charity’s existing capacity in the next 12 months to support Australian farmers and rural communities impacted by the drought. 

Please help us support drought affected farmers by donating at any of Woolworths 1000 outlets across Australia. Woolworths has already donated $1.5 million to us, which means we can now double the amount of feed and support that we can give to Aussie farmers doing it tough

Look for the BuyaBale option at the checkout next time you shop.

The support from Woolworths will also allow Rural Aid to increase the number of counsellors they have supporting farmers and their families impacted by mental health issues as a result of the drought.


RETURN AND EARN

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.

From August, 27 to November 25, Buy a Bale will appear as an official donation partner on all RVM screens to give recyclers another way to contribute their funds directly into the Buy a Bale relief fund.

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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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…


Qantas Drought Relief

Quantas 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.

 


Testimonials

"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

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