Qantas Drought Relief Tamworth Package

Cow on drought pasture

Rock along to Aussie music icons, while giving a leg up to our farmers.

Join us on an overnight fundraising flight from Sydney to Tamworth on 27 October to attend Hay Mate - a Concert for Farmers, featuring Australian music idols John Farnham, Daryl Braithwaite, Guy Sebastian, The Veronicas and more. 


John Farnham with Qantas crew in Tamworth

For $1,499 your exclusive package includes:

  • Return Qantas Economy flights between Sydney and Tamworth on a private B737 charter hosted by an Australian celebrity. 
  • VIP tickets to Hay Mate - a Concert for the Farmers with John Farnham, Daryl Braithwaite, Guy Sebastian, The Veronicas and more. Tickets include a private viewing area and catering. 
  • One night’s accommodation including breakfast at a 3-4 star hotel.
  • Ground transport in Tamworth between the airport, accommodation and concert venue.
  • Champagne brunch in the Sydney Domestic Business Lounge on departure.
  • Inflight refreshments and merchandise.

All proceeds will go directly to Australian charity Rural Aid to purchase hay bales, water, fuel and groceries for farmers and fund counsellors for rural communities. Don’t miss your chance to get on-board the private Qantas charter flights for Hay Mate.

Package bookings are managed by Qantas Holidays and Helloworld. See their terms and conditions here.

Flight details

Depart Sydney on Saturday 27 October, 2018 at 11am, arrive Tamworth 12pm, Flight number QF1360

Return from Tamworth on Sunday 28 October, 2018 at 11am, arrive Sydney 12pm, Flight number QF1361.

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We’ve partnered with charity Rural Aid to help fund hay bales, water trucking, groceries and mental health counsellors for farming communities struggling to survive the worst drought conditions parts of Australia have seen in decades. 

The program includes an immediate $1 million cash donation by Qantas to Rural Aid, followed by a number of Qantas and Jetstar appeal initiatives to raise another $1 million with your help. We'll match these fundraising efforts, with the aim of providing the charity with a total donation of $3 million by the end of 2018.

We’re a hosting special overnight fundraising charter flight from Sydney to Tamworth on 27 October to attend Hay Mate – a Concert for Farmers featuring Aussie music icons, with revenue given directly to Rural Aid’s initiatives.

Rural Aid

Rural Aid was founded in 2015 to provide a holistic support program to rural Australia. The starting point for the charity was the success of the Buy a Bale campaign, which to date has distributed over $3 million worth of fodder to farmers around Australia. We understand the needs of our primary producers and aim to lend a helping hand when times are tough. With the Buy a Bale program, we know that a whole truckload of hay at once isn’t always helpful, and have committed to providing smaller deliveries more frequently. We have a number of programs designed with rebuilding and repairing in mind. These include the Farm Rescue and Weekend Warriors programs, as well as the Farm Army job board where farmers can find help that they need.

Donate to Rural Aid

Other Qantas fundraising initiatives

Qantas Frequent Flyers can use Qantas Points to support farmers, with Rural Aid being added to the list of charity redemption partners on the Rewards Store.

Qantas employees can join Rural Aid’s Farm Rescue program and volunteer their time repairing farming equipment, fixing homes and building fences on rural properties around Australia.

Rural Aid collection barrels will be place in Qantas lounges and select airports for travellers to donate and Qantas Staff Volunteers will be fundraising nationally on the 27th of September. 

We'll host a monthly “Chops for Change” pop-up at various lounges around the country where guests will be offered gourmet lamb chops in exchange for a small donation.

Important information

Disclaimer: *Due to weight restrictions at Tamworth airport, no checked baggage is allowed. Passengers may bring 1 x 115cm carry on bag per person only (7kg). In addition to your carry-on baggage allowance, you may also carry onboard one small personal item such as a handbag, laptop computer**, overcoat or small camera.

Disclaimer: ** For a laptop computer to be considered a personal item it must be carried in a slim bag. Laptops carried in large laptop bags will be counted as part of your carry-on baggage allowance. Laptop computers must conform to any applicable regulatory requirements, be submitted for security screening, and must not be used during take-off or landing or interfere with the aircraft's power supply.

Disclaimer: + Hotel allocation will be confirmed via email by Qantas Holidays one month before departure.

Disclaimer: ^ You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.