A Bushfire Fundraiser

Online Auction Closes Midnight Jan 17th, 2020 Online Auction (open Dec 17 until Jan 17) with goods donated from Chris Hemsworth & Elsa Pataky, Ben Quilty, Stephanie Gilmore, Joel Parkinson, Mick Fanning, Powderfinger, Pat Rafter, Shannon Bennet, Manu Crooks, Simon Baker, Spell & The Gypsy Collective, Stone and Wood. ALL TICKET SALES AND MONIES RAISED DONATED TO NSW RFS NORTHERN RIVERS AND FAR NORTH COAST BRIGADES. MAKEITRAIN2020.COM.AU 

Last week's sold out Make It Rain shows at The Beach Hotel in Byron Bay, featuring performances from local Byron Shire residents, Bernard Fanning & Ian Haug, Wolfmother, T'N'T, Tim Rogers, Tex Perkins & The Loose Rubber Band, ARC (members of Spiderbait/You Am I/Jet/Even), Jackson Carroll, Jimmy Willing & The Real Gone Hick-Ups (feat. The Buffalo Gals), Monica Frances, MC'd by Celeste Barber and Chris Hemsworth, saw close to $140K from ticket sales, merchandise, donations and karma kegs, raised for the NSW RFS Northern Rivers and Far North Coast Brigades.

The Make It Rain online auction is currently sitting at $107, 050 with one keen fitness buff bidding $40K on the personal training session with Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky! You have until midnight on Friday January 17th to bid on any of these incredible experiences and priceless items, register via MAKEITRAIN2020.COM.AU

  • An original Etching by Ben Quilty
  • 1 x hour Personal Training Session with Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky
  • Maton guitar signed by Powderfinger
  • Surfing session on the Mid North Coast with Joel Parkinson and Mick Fanning
  • Tennis Lesson or game for three people with Pat Rafter
  • Song writing and recording session with multiple ARIA Award Winners Bernard Fanning and Ian Haug
  • Dinner for four at Harvest with Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning actor Simon Baker
  • A personal styling session at the Byron boutique with Isabella (Spelly), champagne and a $500 tab at the shop from Spell & The Gypsy Collective
  • Golden ticket for you +1 to all publicly ticketed concerts at The Fortitude Music Hall in 2020
  • You and 3 mates join the legendary Stone & Wood Head Brewer to brew your very own beer
  • Trip to the farmers market and two-hour cooking lesson with celebrity chefs Shannon Bennett and Manu Crooks
  • Signed surfboard from seven-time world champion Stephanie Gilmore

Bid on the auction via www.makeitrain2020.com.au bidding opens Dec 17th and closes Jan 17th 2020


    The Beach Hotel has been a community hub for many a year; silently listening to the morning waves crash, the laughter over a woodfire pizza, and the sound of a ‘cheers’ in the beer garden. We have always been open to our neighbours, inclusive of our travellers and a second home for our staff.
    With yesterday’s government announcement, it is with a heavy heart we advise our close community we unfortunately will be closed temporarily from today, Monday 23rd March. State-wide restrictions have been applied to all licensed premises in NSW for an indefinite period, due to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
    As per the government address, the closure does not apply to our Bottle Shop or Beach Hotel Resort. We are pleased these services will remain open to cater to your needs throughout this period, where we will continue to practice specific COVID-19 cleaning measures. A reminder, in addition to our already high standards of cleanliness, we will continue to function with specific COVID-19 cleanliness, hygiene and safety standards which can be found here
    We know our bones are sturdy, we know our community is resilient, and we know together, we will transform stronger as one. We will need to adapt, to operate in this new way of living, to be able live in joy and laughter with each other once again. We are committed to our scout's honour to do all that we can to reopen when it is safe for our people, our neighbours and our wider community.
    We will continue to keep you up to date as changes are made in such an unpredictable, and surreal environment. We look forward to the day our Hotel’s lights switch back on, our doors unlock, and our staff welcome you back. Remember, our home remains your home.
    We truly thank you for your support and understanding. Together we can stay safe, stay happy and don't forget: Wash your hands!