Donations and appeals

There are a number of organisations and charities in South Australia raising and allocating funds to drought-affected families and businesses. Details on how to donate or access support are listed below.

SA Country Women’s Association

The South Australian Country Women’s Association (SACWA) is working with Australian Red Cross and Rural Business Support to provide financial assistance of up to $3,000 to farmers in drought affected regions of the state.

The SACWA Emergency Aid Fund is currently the recipient of generous donations from:

  • Dick Smith Foods – as part of the $1,000,000 donation given to CWA Associations across Australia.
  • Coles Supermarkets – through their current initiatives 'in-store' across Australia. These funds will also be allocated to CWA Associations across Australia.
  • 'Parma For A Farmer' – the Australian Hotel’s Association in South Australia are fundraising through their hotels for the current rural crisis. These funds are also being allocated to SACWA Emergency Aid Fund for distribution.

Donate to SACWA

To support the SA CWA efforts you can donate via:

  • SACWA website
  • cheque/money order – please provide address for receipt
  • cash at SACWA State Office, Mary Walker House, 30 Dequetteville Terrace, Kent Town SA 5067
  • EFT Bank SA: BSB 105 010, Account 108099140, SACWA Emergency Aid Fund.

Get SACWA assistance

Any farming or rural families in South Australia, seeking assistance can discuss eligibility and the application process by calling Rural Business Support or email


BlazeAid is helping farmers better cope with some of the stresses associated with drought. Help is offered through:

  • holiday accommodation donated for the farmer and/or his direct family
  • volunteer help with a wide range of experience e.g. fencing, farm sitters, feeding stock, mechanics, plumbers, general labours etc.

Donate to BlazeAid

You can donate to BlazeAid, a volunteer-based organisation that works with families and individuals in rural Australia after natural disasters and adverse events like drought. Go to BlazeAid website

Get BlazeAid assistance

To register for assistance go to the BlazeAid registration website.

Buy a Bale and Rural Aid

Rural Aid and Buy a Bale are now delivering much-welcomed support in the form of hay and fodder drops, as well as financial assistance to drought-affected farmers and communities in South Australia.

Donate to Buy a Bale

To support the work Buy a Bale and Rural Aid are providing to farmers and farming families in drought-affected regions across Australia go to:

  • Buy a Bale donations page
  • Or Direct Deposit donation to:
    Account Name: Rural Aid Ltd
    St George BSB: 114 879
    Account Number: 439 938 530

Register for Buy a Bale assistance

If you would like to register to receive support from Buy a Bale, go to the Buy a Bale website and/or reach out to the SA Livestock Register (see below), who can help connect you to an organised fodder drop or other fodder donations, if available.

Livestock SA is maintaining a fodder register to help connect farmers to fodder donations. Further information about the register is available by calling John Sharp on (08) 8297 2299 or emailing

Page Last Reviewed: 20 Nov 2018
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