THE AUSSIE HELPER’S STORY
Aussie Helpers is devoted to helping our farmers, farming families and farming communities survive through the tough times so they can thrive in the good.
Since 2002, we have supported more than 15,000 Aussie farmers devastated by drought, fires, floods and hardship.
We are a not-for-profit charity run by a small, but mighty team with one common goal — keeping farmers on their land.
Aussie Helpers is designed to provide financial assistance, counselling, educational assistance, livestock feed and essentials like fuel, groceries and medicines to rural farming families.
Founded by a farming couple from Dalby, Queensland, Brian and Nerida Egan were familiar with the challenges of life on the land.
After dedicating almost two decades of his life to supporting farming families, Brian passed away in early 2020, leaving behind a legacy of love in the form of the Aussie Helpers charity.
Nerida still plays a vital role in the everyday operation of the charity. In 2020, both Brian and Nerida were awarded Order of Australia medals for their work to farming communities.
Aussie Helpers CEO Tash Kocks shares her parent’s passion for supporting farmers and their families.
“It is an honour to continue their work — helping Aussie farmers, farming families and farming communities when they need it most.” — Tash
Tash’s commitment to changing the lives of hard working Australian farmers goes beyond the boardroom. Our CEO can often be found delivering donations to the hands of farmers struggling through some of the harshest conditions in the country.
We’re always looking for new volunteers to help reach the most remote parts of Australia. If you’d like to donate some time — get in touch!