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The #GreatOutbackBBQ is back to help our Farmers!

The #GreatOutbackBBQ is back to help our Farmers!

Every September, people from all over Australia gather ’round the grill and host a BBQ event to show support for Aussie farmers doing it tough. It’s called mateship, and it’s what Aussies do best! Every dollar raised during the Great Outback BBQ can help provide critical care to those suffering from mental illness and social isolation. Every dollar means we will overcome the tyranny of distance. We are Aussie’s and we are #StandingWithAus! We’re kicking off our Great Outback BBQ Campaign from September 1 to 30, 2018. Register your BBQ now!

We need your help supporting drought affected farmers

We need your help supporting drought affected farmers

We’re calling on all Aussies for urgent support to assist the growing and critical need in the bush at the launch of our biggest fundraising event – the Great Outback BBQ – held through the month of September. Founded by Rev Dr John Flynn, the man who also founded the Royal Flying Doctors Service and the School of the Air, we provide on-the-ground practical support in the form of Bush Chaplains and skilled volunteers to remote and regional communities.

Frontier News – Our August 2018 edition – Out Now!

Frontier News – Our August 2018 edition – Out Now!

We have been moved by the amazing work happening in support of people in remote communities, including Aussie Farmers, FIFO workers and those advocating for First Peoples. We were so inspired following a visit to the Riverina Region (New South Wales) that we dedicated our August edition of Frontier News to the stories we learned during Walking On Country. We hope you enjoy this read and pray that you, too, are inspired to support us on our journey of reconciliation. Together, let’s learn, share and grow.

Learnings & Reflections during National Reconciliation Week

Learnings & Reflections during National Reconciliation Week

Last week we embraced National Reconciliation Week at Frontier Services. As an agency of the Uniting Church in Australia, and an organisation that continues working with First Peoples across Remote Australia, we took it upon ourselves to learn more about Reconciliation, to reflect on the knowledge we’ve acquired to date, and to actively participate in meaningful discussions that will help us to evolve…

A ray of light in times of tragedy

A ray of light in times of tragedy

When Nina and her husband Luke moved to Outback South Australia, they were looking forward to raising their children and carrying on the family cattle business. They had barely started to unpack when their dreams suddenly came crashing down…

Outback Links: Keeping us standing with graziers

Outback Links: Keeping us standing with graziers

Wendy and Ross Groves have been part of the Outback Links program since its inception. With two properties to run, totalling 190,000 acres, they value the much needed support, friendship and respite our volunteers provide. Find out how our volunteers are helping to keep farmers on their properties and making a difference in remote Australia.

Frontier News – Our May 2018 Edition – Out Now!

Frontier News – Our May 2018 Edition – Out Now!

In this edition of our refreshed-look Frontier News, we share stories about standing with Farmers and First Peoples, including Outback Links volunteers providing friendship and support to graziers managing two properties; Rev Mitch of the Murchison Remote Area bringing hope to the people and community of Meekatharra; and an artist’s vision of creating tourism to improve outcomes for Meekatharra’s Aboriginal youth.

Download our Order of Service for 2018

Download our Order of Service for 2018

Our Order of Service is the programme of events used when holding a Frontier Services’ celebration at your Uniting Church. This is our way of connecting metro to rural in celebration. This year’s Order of Service contains a beautiful selection of prayers, hymns and readings that reflect life out bush. Please download your own copy of our Order of Service or contact us and we can post out copies to your congregation.

The phone call that no-one wants at 3AM…

The phone call that no-one wants at 3AM…

When Terry* first came to the Pilbara he was excited to have a new opportunity for providing for his young family. The downside was that to do this, he would have to leave them. His job required him to head away to the Outback on-site in the Pilbara, WA, for one to three months at a time, as a fly-in-fly-out (FIFO) worker, in a mine.