Drought Relief

The Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce is pleased to be supporting the Rural community of Bingara with Drought Relief Assistance.

Members of the public are encouraged to help. Some help for and from the community:

  • Dog blankets required for the potty calves. Please drop off at the Bingara CWA
  • Molasses is free from the Bingara Showgrounds. Bring your own 20 litre or 44 gallon drum.
  • Council has two water trucks. One for consumable water and one for livestock. The cost of this water is minimal as council are supplying the water, farmers just need to cover the cost of the driver at a nominal fee. Please contact council for more information

If you are affected directly by drought in this area, or can assist affected members of the community, please download and complete the Drought Assistance Request / Support from and return. Someone will be in touch very soon to discuss how we can help.

If you would like to send a donation, The Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce has setup a bank account you can deposit directly into. If you would like to donate to this account, the bank details are:

BSB – 722 744
Account – 100 125 743

All donation into this account are published in the Echo weekly.

There are also donation points in many business around Mullumbimby where you can drop some notes or coins into.

Fishing for a Farmer Tournament

On the 4th and 5th of May 2019, Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce is hosting a “Fishing for a Farmer” Tournament to raise funds for the Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce Drought relief appeal. – Click Here to download Flyer and enter today. 

Lots of prizes up for grabs!

To Enter, Simply download, print and complete the entry form.

If you wish to pay your entry fee via direct deposit, please send a copy of the completed entry form to info@mullumbimby.org.au once you have sent payment. 

If you wish to pay via Cash, Cheque or Money Order, please complete the form and deliver completed form and payment to Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce via Mullumbimby Newsagency at 44 Burringbar St, Mullumbimby NSW 2482.

*** It is the responsibilty of All competitors to obtain the necessary fishing permits or licence to compete in this tournament.

Please read carefully ALL rules and conditions before completing entry form and paying entry fees.

The Bingara Central School has a Living Classroom that the school and the wider community can access, this assists both school students and future farmers in learning about landcare, and how to rejuvenate in times of difficulty. Here are two Ariel photos of the Living Classroom showing the trouble this program is in.





















A message from Kimberlee Thompson:

When I arrived in Bingara I finally got a chance to meet up with Suzy Webber, Gwydir Shires Social Services Manager. Suzy has a big job ahead of her as the drought doesn’t seem to be breaking anytime soon.

Suzy is working with and regularly consulting with the School, Community Members, Farmers and community services organisations to offer support throughout the Shire. Such things as fodder distribution, food parcels, community support service, funding/grant application and so much more.

I urge anyone that needs assistance and support to contact Suzy as the door is always open.

Prior to my visit to Bingara I had conservations with Suzy, farmers, Bingara Central School and residents so that I could better understand where we can assist through this drought, how the drought is affecting everyone, identifying the immediate and long term needs and see to how Mullumbimby best can assist.

Many initiatives and ideas to help our friends in Bingara have been tossed around with ideas now coming together so that we can best work out where to put the money raised through our fundraising efforts and donations.

For all the latest updates and what’s happening, keep up to date on the Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce website or facebook page.

Please keep supporting the drought appeal, by our donation tins around town, making a deposit at the Southern Cross Credit Union or supporting up and coming events.

Some Photo’s from Bingara
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A couple of local working dogs
The Hairy one is Max, other one Wal ..

This calf is called Choco.
He is very small, but has worked out how to drink from the feeder by himself.
Calfs start on a soft drink bottle with a teat and then progress to the feeder.

This is Lucy with Jeff trying to teach her to drink.
She is bigger but is a bit shy and not to sure just yet.

Calf milk donated to Bingara by Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce.

 On Saturday 10th Feb 2019, the Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce travelled to Bingara to deliver much needed donations of fodder and supplies to the local area. There was also a barbeque enjoyed by all in the evening before travelling back to Mullumbimby on Sunday. 

Here are some photos of the fodder delivered

Recently, Ben Franklin spoke of the good work and support local community groups have been doing for the rural areas in these tough times.