Welcome to Lightning Ridge

Thanks to our Members support, we’re able to keep people moving – even in some of the remotest, drought-stricken parts of Australia. Take a look into how we’re helping the farmers of Lightning Ridge, as they enter a fifth year of drought. Farmers like Robert Turnbull, whose poetic words detail the realities of life on the land.

The never ending drought

Located in remote north-western NSW, the farmers of Lightning Ridge are approaching their fifth blistering year of drought. This is their remarkable story of survival.

How we're helping

At The NRMA, we keep people moving – even in some of the most remote, drought-stricken parts of Australia. Partnering with Outback Links, we’ve been able to connect our motoring expertise with communities in need. Since 2014, we’ve completed 4 trips to Lightning Ridge. Our trained NRMA volunteers have generously delivered over $100,000 worth of work across over 40 farms, fixing equipment, tractors, utes, motorbikes and more.

The spirit of community is what makes the NRMA. And we’re proud to help keep Lightning Ridge moving.

Meet the team in Lightning Ridge

Lend a hand

We’re not only here to serve our Members, but also the wider community. You can help this work with a donation, or by volunteering through our mates at Outback Links. With more than 1,200 volunteers, Outback Links has more than 10 years’ experience connecting skilled volunteers with people in remote Australia who could use a helping hand.

If you ever need someone to talk to, please call:

Lifeline 13 11 14
beyondblue 1300 224 636
MensLine Australia 1300 789 978