Hay from Tasmania on its way to Goulburn farmers
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Hay from Tasmania on its way to Goulburn farmers

About 200 drought-affected farmers in the Goulburn area are set to benefit from a special delivery of hay on Friday.

The 200 tonnes of hay was grown and bundled in Tasmania and transported across Bass Strait via a barge to Victoria.

The Rapid Relief Team at an earlier hay delivery, this time in Gunnedah.

The Rapid Relief Team at an earlier hay delivery, this time in Gunnedah.

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Thirteen semi-trailers collected the hay in Victoria, delivering it to Goulburn.

The hay drop is the work of the Rapid Relief Team, a group established in line with the care and compassion principles of the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church, ready to react quickly to any crisis, from homelessness to bushfires.

The hay donation is in response to the NSW government’s announcement that the entire state is now in drought.

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The Rapid Relief Team is running its Operation Drought Relief campaign throughout NSW. The team's campaign has raised close to $3 million. Hay and food coupons have been distributed throughout NSW, including the wider Gunnedah, Condobolin and Camden areas.

A community barbecue open to all will be celebrated in Goulburn as part of the hay delivery. It's on from 8.30am to 12.30pm on Friday at the Goulburn showground, Braidwood Road.