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2017 Bushfire Appeal

Merriwa - Sir Ivan Bushfire Appeal

NSW Farmers’ Merriwa Branch and the Merriwa Show Society first initiated a fundraising appeal to help those affected by the Sir Ivan Bushfire in the state’s central west.

Money donated to the Merriwa Sir Ivan Bushfire Appeal will go towards the purchase of cattle that will be fed at the Alexander Downs feedlot for a period of up to 80 days.  Our objective is to turn every $1 donated into $1.50.  Cattle will be fattened for market in the Alexander Downs feedlot at no cost.  A donation of 500 tonnes of grain from a group of grain growers means there is the capacity to process up to 600 head over the coming months.

The cattle will then be sold with all the sale proceeds going towards the Merriwa - Sir Ivan Bushfire Appeal.  Our new target is to create a fund value of over $1,000,000.

2017 Bushfire Appeal 

With the increasing number of bushfires blazing across the state, NSW Farmers has also launched the 2017 Bushfire Appeal. The 2017 Bushfire Appeal has been setup to reach the other communities also battling bushfires across NSW. 

 Application for Recovery Assistance for Primary Producers

 Download the below form, fill it in and post to Merriwa Sir Ivan Feedlot Bushfires Committee - PO Box 102 Merriwa NSW 2329

Should you have any queries or require assistance in completing this form, please contact Robert Tindall on 0427 761 159.

How will NSW Farmers accept donations?

NSW Farmers’ Association Natural Disaster Relief Fund (registration number 18497) is a special purpose bank account to accept donations via EFT:

Account Name:  NSW Farmers’ Association Natural Disaster Relief Fund
BSB:   082-057
Account number:  18-215-7040
Bank:   NAB
Reference: Please indicate which appeal you are donating to (MER for the Merriwa - Sir Ivan Bushfire appeal or 2017BA for the 2017 Bushfire appeal)

Donations will also be accepted by cheque made out to the above account name and sent to NSW Farmers’ Association Natural Disaster Relief Fund, GPO Box 459, St Leonards, NSW 1590.  Please indicate on the back of the cheque which appeal you are donating to.

Are donations tax deductable?

All donations over $2.00 are tax deductable. Please complete one of the forms below if you wish to receive a tax deductibility receipt. 

Donating goods including hay & fodder

People wishing to donate good quality fodder or other goods can call NSW Local Lands Services on 1300 795 299 to discuss what they would like to donate.

Help for effected farmers


NSW Country Women's Association 

CWA have organised temporary housing at local motels and also have organised caravans for farmers who want to remain on thier properties.

Contact Sharon Nott on 0428 859 509

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