Burrumbuttock Hay Runners leader Brendan Farrell has announced Armidale as the destination for the Australia Day run in January 2020.
As is his custom, the no-frills Farrell took to Facebook on Tuesday to reveal the next, much-anticipated delivery of hay - and hope - to a drought-stricken region of the country.
"Bumpa", as he is known to mates, also said the convoy would start out from his home ground of Burrumbuttock this time instead of the usual departure spot at Darlington Point.
"We've cut a few fences here at home and made a bit of a pad," he said.
"Trucks will be loaded up here, stay overnight at Burrumbuttock and head off from there."
Brendan acknowledged it was impossible to help every region struggling under the grip of relentless drought.
"It was hard (to choose where to go) because the whole of NSW and southern Queensland ... look we're all in a lot of shit," he said in his usual frank manner.
"You can throw a dart at the map and you still won't be able to help everyone.
"As I said, I do this once, twice a year and then do my day-to-day work after that."
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Brendan said there were some great people up at Armidale who had put on functions for the hay runners in the past.
In 2019, the hay runners headed to Quilpie in outback Queensland with Border Mail reporter Jodie O'Sullivan joining the convoy for the 14th run to help the drought-stricken families.
Backing him every step of the way is a loyal band of volunteers, many who have been with the feisty truck driver since the beginning.
Brendan, who received a Queen's birthday award in 2018, has always insisted the success of every hay run rests on having "a good crew behind you".
There's a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes and in little sideline projects throughout the year that "help to keep the dream alive" for communities in rural and remote Australia.
During his video post, Brendan revealed a toilet block at Cunnamulla, which they'd raised money for two years ago, was finished.
He is now "getting things organised" to fix up the school playground at Eulo in far south-west Queensland.
"There are bits and pieces we are trying to do all over the place," he said.
"We are trying to keep the dream alive as much as we possibly can."