List of NSW and QLD Drought Fund Raisers 2018 »

Find out how and where you can help drought-affected communities, or apply for help

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A selection of 919 wines up for bid to raise money for drought relief [©919 wines]


Thank you for visiting this page, which we have set up to make it easy for you to find and select a charity, organisation or business currently assisting farmers and farming communities in rural NSW and Queensland during this prolonged severe drought. 

Most donations over A$2 listed below are tax deductible. Support organisations and businesses donating are listed alphabetically.

If you have one you would like to add, please email Robyn on 

Simply click on the header links for each organisation to go straight to their donate page. We thank you for your generosity.

  • Aussie Helpers

    "Donating a $100 produce box will feed one farming family in need and support up to four more. You can donate as many boxes as you like through the link below. (Donations $2 and over are tax deductible.) Aussie Helpers Feed a Farmer’s goal is simple – we aim to ensure that every farmer is fed.

    Eastern Australia is facing one of the most crippling droughts in history and farmers are doing all they can to keep their stock alive and fed. But who is feeding the farmers? Farmers dedicate their lives to ensuring Australians have quality fresh food and now it’s time to return the favour!" 
  • Australian Red Cross 
  •  "Across our sunburnt country, farming communities are fighting the growing and devastating impact of another severe drought. Every passing week without deep, watering rains becomes another week of despair. You can help during this tough time. Donate now and lift the morale among farming families." 

  • 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.

    Donating to Buy a Bale is helping not just farmers but their communities and so many more people."

    You can choose which state/region you would like to donate to (currently NSW 4 regions, Qld and the rest of Australia)

  • CowBiz Tassie Hay Run
  • Tasmanian farmers hurt by the 2016 floods are shipping free feed to drought-stricken mainland. They are trucking hundreds of hay bales and tonnes of potatoes north to feed needy livestock.

    Donated hay bales will be shipped to the mainland for drought-stricken farmers free of charge thanks to the support of the Tasmanian Government and freight companies. TasPorts and GeelongPort will waive all wharfage charges for the special cargo. 

    To donate money to help transport the hay, deposit directly into the CowBiz Tassie Hay Run account, BSB 017 500 A/c no 417 181 409. To donate hay or potatoes contact Mr Michael Perkins on 0417 595 992

    Someone this week donated $10000 to help with transport! 


  • CWA NSW Drought Aid Program
  • CWA of NSW's Disaster Relief Fund is used to assist Australians who have been adversely affected by a disaster. CWA of NSW is quick to help those in need due to fires, floods or other circumstances. This fund is tax deductible.

    Select Disaster Relief Fund on the dropdown menu. Donations can also be send by a cheque or money order to CWA of NSW, PO Box 222, MASCOT, 1460.

    Currently donations to our Disaster Relief Fund are going to our Drought Aid grants assisting those affected by drought with their household bills. 


  • Drought Angels
  • "Drought Angels is a registered Not-for-Profit Charity. Too many farmers are now facing the heartbreaking burden of losing stock blood lines that have taken years to breed or ultimately losing the family farm of generations. Every dollar donated helps us keep our Aussie Farmers on the land, supports their families and the community’s wellbeing.

    We don’t pretend to know how to solve every situation, we do know that every dollar counts and when a farmer calls Drought Angels, we know with your support we can direct the help that they need so desperately.

    There are a few simple ways you can support Drought Angels, every farmer has different needs, mostly they are in need of every day essentials for their farm and family."

  • Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal FRRR
  • "Donations to FRRR will go directly to drought-impacted communities for initiatives that are locally led and tailored to the community’s needs.

    Projects might include repairing local meeting places; hosting events so they can forget about the drought for a while; skill development sessions to generate alternative income; funding excursions or new books, so school kids don’t miss out; or bringing in mental health support workers.

    Whatever the community needs."


  • Lions Need for Feed 

  • "We welcome all fodder donations from hay, non perishable household goods to dog food and other types of animal feed, and of course money donations to assist us in our efforts. We can't do this without your help!

    Remember, as in all Lions Projects, 100% of all donations go to where they were intended. We're all volunteers. Nothing is retained for administration. We also welcome money, and your time."


  • 919 Wines

    "At 919 Wines we are connected to the land, and our hearts go out to those who have been in drought for several years now. Farmers and their families put the welfare of their stock and the local wildlife ahead of their own well-being in many circumstances, and as their financial resources dwindle the communities around them suffer. All the money raised will be donated to the CWA/NSW branch Drought Aid Program, where it will be distributed to families for their household bills."

    Click on their link above to bid for rare 919 wines on auction, or to buy wine on their website before 26th August, when 20% of all sales will go to the NSW CWA Drought Aid Program. 

  • Parma for a Farmer

    "Parma For A Farmer is an exciting initiative  instigated by the AHA (Australian Hotels Association) to engage with hotels, clubs, restaurants, eateries across Australia who have agreed to give $1 for every parmy sold to the Buy a Bale Campaign."

    "The Australian Hotels Association is urging pubs nationwide to join the Parma for a Farmer campaign, which donates money from each parmigiana sold to help communities ravaged by drought. Chief executive Paddy O'Sullivan said pubs had a long tradition of helping out during tough times."

    You can register your event on the above link. 

  • Rural Aid Australia
  • "In addition to Buy a Bale, Rural Aid provides a number of support programs for rural Australia. These programs provide a range of support services from provision of animal feed, cash handouts, holidays and mental health assistance, education assistance and technology". Click on the link above to view and select your preference. 


  • Salvation Army Rural Chaplains and Drought Relief Support
  • "Our network of rural chaplains supports people and communities in regional and remote areas across Australia. They work alongside other rural support agencies, participate in community engagement activities and conduct regular visits to farmers and rural workers in need of practical assistance, or simply a listening ear and a hand of friendship."


In addition various businesses such as Bunnings, Woolworths etc are holding fundraisers eg sausage sizzles, weekends when all profits from fresh good sales go to drought charities, etc, so also keep an eye on your local stores. 

If you are affected by drought, please reach out to any of the above, who will be happy to assist you in the way you need it most.

All the best and sincere thoughts for those affected from the team at Visit Vineyards.

See links below for wine industry donors. If there is anyone else in the Australian wine industry helping our farmers, and you are not listed here, please email Robyn on and we'll add your info. Thank you. 


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