COMMUNITIES in and around Lismore are still in need of assistance after the recent devastating floods that wreaked havoc in northern NSW and south-east Queensland.

The local transport industry is banding together to bring much needed goods to those in need, but they need help.

An urgent call has been issued for donations of goods and equipment, particularly bottled water, stretcher beds, cooking equipment (gas stoves, pots and pans) and generators. See the list below for other items.

At the moment, goods are being consolidated and sent to Lismore via Daves Trucks in Brisbane. Organisers have said consolidation options in Sydney and transport north for donations is still needed.

For more information, please contact Chris Roberts at or David Carswell at

A delivery. Image: supplied

Goods needed


  • Raincoats
  • Gumboots
  • Men’s work socks
  • Work boots

Camping/household items

  • Gas cookers
  • Saucepans
  • Fry pans
  • Stretcher beds
  • Sleeping bags
  • Kettles
  • Toasters
  • Cutlery
  • Chop boards
  • Bowls, plates, kitchenware
  • Queen-sized sheets and blankets


  • Generators (ideally between 5 and 10 kVA, as many need to run freezers)
  • Buckets
  • Mops
  • Shovels
  • Hoses
  • Stanley knives
  • Vinegar
  • Scrapers
  • Masking tape
  • Moving boxes

Medical items

  • Aspirin
  • Panadol
  • Dettol
  • Inhalers
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Baby Panadol
  • Kids Panadol
  • Antihistamines
  • Bandages


  • Bottled water
  • Cans of drinks
  • Canned food
  • Spreads
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Muesli bars
  • Dried fruit
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Packets of chips/crackers
  • UHT milk
  • Boxed juice
  • Animal feed/pet food