Rural Aid supports farmers and rural communities in times of natural disaster such as flood, fire and drought. In addition, Rural Aid focusses on supporting the sustainability of regional and farming communities. Our disaster relief program includes the nationally recognised Buy a Bale campaign and delivers hay, water, and financial assistance for farmers across Australia.
Our Counselling program employs nationally registered counsellors, who live within their communities, to offer emotional and practical support to farmers and their families. We also provide volunteer support to rural towns, through our Community Support program. Volunteers and tradespeople visit remote and rural areas to help fix infrastructure that farmers do not have the skill, time or money to do themselves. Finally, our Gift of Music program came out of a need to help school children in remote and regional Australia gain access to the life-changing educational and social opportunities that music provides.