are being urged to donate to return the financial goodwill Victorians showed
when Tasmanian farmers were struggling after devastating floods in 2016.
Victorian farmers have lost their houses, sheds and entire stock after a
catastrophic fire storm burned through tens of thousands of hectares in
Victoria’s south-west recently. Many farmers are struggling with significant stock and fencing losses and now
have to feed their surviving cattle. Farmers are scrambling to find
generators, or walking their cows to neighbouring farms to be milked, with damage
to these farms reaching millions of dollars.
The CEO of Rural Business Tasmania Elizabeth Skirving, said donations from Tasmanians
would not only help the farmers to rebuild but would also give them hope. “When farmers struggle it has a ripple effect throughout entire rural
communities,” Ms Skirving said. All Tasmanian donations will be forwarded to Rural Financial Counselling Service Victoria –
Wimmera South West Inc, to distribute directly to farming families affected by
Tasmania is a registered charity providing a range of services aimed at
assisting primary producers who are facing financial hardship. In times of
crisis, it supports farming families and their communities when they need it
To donate, visit the Rural Business Tasmania website.