The massive cross-country aid effort, organised by the Rapid Relief Team (RRT) charity, includes 1,000 tonnes of hay worth $500,000 — which is enough to feed 1,000 cows or 20,000 sheep for a fortnight.
About 16 trucks left Northam in WA’s Wheatbelt early on Monday, with the remaining trucks to join them along the route.
The convoy will travel across the Nullarbor, a journey of more than 3,500 kilometres, arriving in Condobolin in NSW’s Central West on Friday.
RRT spokesman Alex Sharpe said it had taken less than a week to put the aid convoy together.
“We’ve done a ring around and we’ve gotten trucks from people we knew and [from] people who knew people and rattled up some trucks and farmers and hay suppliers — and it’s come together quite quickly,” he said.
Mr Sharpe said communities, farmers and businesses had rallied.