Collie Hotel to host Drought Buster 2.0 on Saturday, August 31

The Combined Drought Indicator map shows much of the state and central west, NSW is drought impacted. Image: NSW Department of Primary Industries website.

The Combined Drought Indicator map shows much of the state and central west, NSW is drought impacted. Image: NSW Department of Primary Industries website.

A group of like-minded community organisations have come together for the second year in a row for a special event that aims to help lift the spirits of those affected by the ongoing drought.

The 'Drought Buster 2.0' is being held at the Collie Hotel this weekend for not only those on the land, but the wider towns people and businesses.

Project support worker with Castlereagh Landcare Kristy Cosier said the ongoing dry has been relentless and the aim of the drought buster was to support the community.

More than 100 people from across the region attended the first-ever drought buster and organisers are hoping for similar numbers this Saturday.

"Unfortunately the drought is continuing on.... and we felt the need to go back there again. There's certainly a lot of support and interest happening this time around as well," Ms Cosier said.

Ms Cosier said the event's success was due to a partnership between the Coonamble Castlereagh District Landcare, Gilgandra Lions Club, NALAG Our Shout Drought program, the Collie CWA and the Collie Hotel.

"It's a joint effort and everyone really seems to get behind those sort of events out this way," she added.

"But it is also a good way to support those community organisations... they're effort and work in the community is tireless... we're very fortunate to have their support."

Expect plenty of entertainment and fun for the whole family at the 2019 Collie drought buster, with a light meal, a performance by the Macquarie Mud Flappers plus jumping castles and face painting.

Ms Cosier said this was a family, friendly event as it's not just adults working hard in the dry times as children are also affected by the drought.

"No-one is alone, whether you're a business owner, farmer or community organisation trying to keep supporting the community. we'e all in it together.... if people are in need of help or just want to talk... we'd encourage you to speak up," she added.

The drought buster is being held at the Collie Hotel, which is run by.

Mr Hancock said they "jumped on board" to support it, adding that the Collie Hotel can not only be a meeting place, but a church and a place for people to talk comfortably and confidently.

"You hear about what's happening out there," he explained.

"It's a good thing for everyone to come to the pub, see faces, hear laughter and (a chance to) get off their desert-like farms."

Mr Hancock is hopeful the day can attract those who are isolated and realise that everyone is in the same boat.

"And realise they're all in it together," he added.

Businesses in the region have also come on board to throw their support behind the cause including, Onsite Fuel who approached the organisers to offer lucky door prizes.

A total of 350 litres of fuel has been donated to the event and a single swag.

To find out more on the event please visit the Collie Hotel's Facebook page.