Southern Highlands Drought Appeal


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99% of NSW is now drought stricken with the Southern Highlands declared ‘severe’.   This affects all of us, not just those relying on ‘the farm’ as their livelihood.   As a community, we need to help those who are suffering through this devastating weather event.
The Co-op, in conjunction with various organisations, have set up a Drought Hub in-store with information and support contact details for those in need.  We also have copies of the NSW Rural Assistance Application forms to access funds raised.
Additionally, we can get you in touch directly with drought support specialists:

Judy Camody – Rural Adversity & Mental Health Program Coordinator  T : 02 62202102  M : 0417 131 301

Aaron Smith – Local Manager, South East Local Land Services E:  T : 02 48241909  M : 0429 003 288

Matthew Lieschke – LLS – Senior Agriculture Advisor – Livestock        T : 02 48241913  M : 0428 271 127

Ted O’Kane – NSW Dept Primary Industries – Rural Resilience Program  E: ted.o’  T : 48243733  M : 0427 781 514

Ray White Bowral Rural has also offered free financial advice for farmers, whether it be;

  • – Restructure and improve current loan facilities
  • – Lower existing interest rates
  • – Advice on available financial hardship options

Contact Jarrod Cook  M : 0418 422 477

Additionally, the Co-op also have our in house specialists that are more than willing to help:

  • Alex Good – Agronomist   M: 0434 642 663 E:


More information for drought assistance is available via:


Please help the Southern Highlands Foundation Appeal and make a donation in our retail or produce stores or directly: Southern Highlands Foundation , BSB: 062 511  A/C: 10243616

For those needing financial assistance, please download the Bowral Coop Drought Appeal Application Form, complete and email in complete confidentiality to our CEO,