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Menindee Flood Relief

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Menindee needs our help.

The Darling Barka river has burst its banks and continues to rise.

This is different from flash flooding, this huge mass of water will last for at least 3 months before subsiding to regular flows.

Barkindji and Malyangappa man and Broken Hill resident Chris Quayle is looking for your help in assisting with relief by providing food and accommodation for those affected.

Christopher Quayle, Lily Etrich, Sharna Hearn and Lorraine Blair are delivering the hampers to Menindee.(ABC Broken Hill: Oliver Brown)

Menindee is a remote town making access difficult even in good times. After suffering through some of the worst drought times in history, the last year has seen the threat of major flooding ever-present. The far-west NSW region has been dealing with flooding from the Darling Barka River since late December, with the weather bureau warning levels at Menindee could rise to 10.5 metres this week, depending on inflows.

Water politics has left Menindee a victim for years, and drought and flood are clear parts of this issue. This has far-reaching social and economic impacts. Menindee's people have suffered for too long. See video links below

We are looking to initially raise $50,000 for the following relief:

  • emergency drinking water delivery
  • refrigerator truck hire to deliver foods
  • cost of food
  • fuel cover
  • caravan/RV loan to be used as temporary accommodation
  • general amenities such as temporary showers, toilets and white goods

Some residents are currently only able to buy groceries by driving to Broken Hill which is on average a 2.5hr round trip with the price of fuel very high.

To add to the list of issues, there has been a dangerous mosquito-borne Murray Valley encephalitis detected in the waters.

After initiating a major food drive relief during the Covid-19 lockdowns of Western NSW districts, Chris has already begun food relief for those in need. Radio 2GB relief article

Chris has already delivered 100 donated food hampers from Aunty Rhonda in Peak Hill:

The flooding is estimated to stay until Easter 2023. These donations will assist in continued relief in the coming months. Please help now.

(Photo: ABC Broken Hill)


  • Brendan Dixon
    • $2,627 
    • 11 mos
  • Rachel Nowak
    • $100 
    • 1 yr
  • Helen Chia
    • $20 
    • 1 yr
  • Nanthida Abhay
    • $50 
    • 1 yr
  • Jarrod Webb
    • $20 
    • 1 yr

Fundraising team (2)

Wilson Bambrick
Raised $270 from 5 donations
New South Wales
Christopher Quayle
Jaxon Waterhouse
Team member
This team raised $2,837 from 7 other donations.

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