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Worst floods in living memory

Worst floods in living memory

The Kimberley is currently experiencing its worst floods in living memory. That is the fallout following Ex-Tropical Cyclone Ellie and this is only the start of the wet season. The prospect of more cyclones to come is very real. We have seen the graphic images of the catastrophic damage caused. Essential infrastructure has been destroyed, …

A Christmas Message

A Christmas Message

Please enjoy reading a Christmas message from our Acting National Director Rob Floyd. Christmas is a chance to spend time with loved ones and reflect on the things for which we are most grateful. As I hear stories from across Australia of the work of our Bush Chaplains and our many volunteers, as I reflect ...

Disaster doesn’t end when everyone goes home

Disaster doesn’t end when everyone goes home

As acutely as their impact can be felt by entire communities, disaster doesn’t end when everyone goes home. More than one in four Australians live in rural and remote parts of the country. While there are challenges all year round in these areas, they are particularly vulnerable when disaster strikes. Events like Cyclone Seroja trigger …

The power of a helping hand

The power of a helping hand

When our volunteers show up to a farmer’s gate, they display the power of a helping hand. The joy goes both ways. Blokes like Brad welcome us into their homes to help out. In return, our volunteers get to see what country hospitality is all about – morning tea, a friendly chat and some hard, …

A mental health crisis

A mental health crisis

Back to back disasters have slammed our farmers and bush communities, setting off a mental health crisis. The floodgates have opened. As unrelenting disasters have bombarded people in the bush, their daily grind has continued. Add to that the isolation of remote living, personal setbacks, and the struggles of living and working on the land. ...

Helping a family find their feet

Helping a family find their feet

A family finding their feet in the bush We recently partnered with our National Mobility Partner NRMA on a trip out to Western NSW, helping a family find their feet. Brian and Corrie-Lyn count themselves blessed to have found their home, almost an hour’s drive from their nearest town in western NSW. This gratitude comes …

The Journey So Far

The Journey So Far

A message from Frontier Services’ National Director, Jannine Jackson The journey so far has not been easy for any of us in 2022. This is especially true for our friends in rural and remote Australia. They have struggled through the darkness and despair brought upon by natural disasters. This has been compounded by the pangs …

Family ties to Frontier Services

Family ties to Frontier Services

A heartwarming letter unearths family ties A long-term supporter recently revealed their strong family ties to Frontier Services by way of a heartwarming handwritten letter.  All of us at Frontier Services are grateful and delighted to receive correspondence from you. We love hearing about the ways in which our Outback Links volunteers and Bush Chaplains …