Rural Aid’s 2019 Hay Mate concert is just around the corner on 15th of December on the Mornington Peninsula, and thousands of Australians are getting ready to fill the stands. But no matter where you are that night, you too can join in on the fun and fundraising.
Help Rural Aid raise much-needed awareness and aid for Aussie farming families coping with the effects of Australia’s longest drought by hosting a Hay Mate Hangout party! With dozens of fires now blazing across New South Wales and Queensland making rural water resources even more scarce, Rural Australia needs your help more than ever before.
It’s easy to get started – just read up on some of our fun ideas below, gather your friends, family, and neighbours together, and tune into Channel 9 from 8:00-10:30pm on December 15th.
But before you get started, register your fundraising event here.
Get Your Hangout Started
Show off your Hangout on social media, using the hashtags #SupportOurFarmers and #HayMateHangout for the chance to have your post featured on Buy a Bale’s Instagram stories!
Make Farm-Themed Snacks For Your Mates
Get into the spirit of helping our farmers this Christmas by making some fun and tasty treats at your Hangout.
Get inspired with ideas like cow pat brownies and piggies in a blanket.
Help Us Get Those Gold Coins!
Every dollar truly does make a difference. Help us collect funds for our farmers this Christmas by asking for a gold coin donation at your Hangout.
Add to your Hangout’s farm-themed festivities by passing around an Akubra for some donations! Just $20 is enough to buy a bale of hay for a farmer’s livestock that are struggling to survive the drought.
Buy The Whole Truckload!
If you’re expecting a big turnout at your Hangout, order a free truck poster from Rural Aid! Every person who donates $20 gets to place a hay bale sticker on the poster. When the poster is full, you’ve raised enough for an entire truckload of hay!
Get To Know The Songs Before The Concert
Impress your mates by sharpening up your knowledge of Aussie music with our Pre-Concert Playlist on Spotify!
Listen during your work commute or while you’re setting up the Hangout.
Hold your own sing-off during the commercial break with a friendly karaoke competition.
Raise the stakes by offering prizes for the best singers in your Hangout!
What song will they sing next? Download our free Bingo cards and find out who is right. The first person to guess enough correct songs to spell out Bingo wins!
Bonus Round Quiz Time
Test your friends’ knowledge of the legendary John Farnham with our free quiz!
What was John’s first album? His most popular song? Find out who knows the most.