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You can give hope this Christmas

You can give hope this Christmas for countless families doing it tough in the country. You can help people like Marj and Ray give their grandkids another Christmas to remember. Because for them every day is still a struggle, especially after going through the worst Australian drought in over a century. The creek was dry, …

Standing with the Birdsville Community

Standing with the Birdsville Community

Frontier Services has been standing with the Birdsville community for over a century. Over that time, people from across Australia have journeyed to Birdsville for its iconic races. Over one frenetic week, the town’s population balloons from a little over 100 to well over 10,000. Interstate motley crew gather in caravans and on campgrounds. Standing …

Great Outback BBQ in Lane Cove and Longueville

Great Outback BBQ in Lane Cove and Longueville

When people come together to help, wonderful things happen. Two churches came together recently to combine their energy, their generosity and their support for people doing it tough on the land. St Andrews Uniting Church in Longueville joined with their neighbours at the Lane Cove Uniting Church to hold a hugely successful and enjoyable Great …

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, …

Mission to save Cockburn

Mission to save Cockburn

Frontier Services is on a mission to save Cockburn. You could almost be forgiven for calling Cockburn (pronounced Koh-burn) near the SA-NSW border a ‘ghost town’. With a current population of only six residents, this old mining and railway town is a shadow of its former self. Once it was a bustling centre back in …

An uphill battle for farmers

An uphill battle for farmers

Staying on their property 600km north west of Sydney has always been an uphill battle for farmers Anita and Ken. When they moved in 25 years ago, their to-do list was never-ending. They’ve had the electricity connected, built cattle yards and sheep yards, fenced the perimeter and put dams in. Anita puts it mildly when …

Giving hope after disasters

Giving hope after disasters

Rev. David Jackson has a new assignment giving hope after disasters to people and communities that have been left devastated. After finally deciding to hang up his boots and retire as a church Minister, he was hoping to enjoy some downtime with his wife where they live in the Margaret River wine region outside Perth. …