IT'S often been the stereotype of pub staff to listen to patrons' problems and offer a sympathetic ear.
The staff at the Currabubula Pub are taking that to the next level by helping to get water to drought-stricken locals.
Pub owners Kathy and Wayne Smith are combining their hotel business with their water carting business to deliver water to those in need - at no cost.
"Without a doubt, people are doing it really tough," Mrs Smith told the Leader.
"We are hearing, through the pub, stories of people who are in dire straits and we thought this would be a good way to help.
"It's terribly tough times at the moment and we are just doing what we can through our businesses to help out."
Mr Smith said he had been busy in recent weeks delivering water to those in need.
"I'd say we've done about six loads already," he said.
"This drought is really dragging on and doesn't look to be going anywhere.
"A lot of people have been really generous in helping us get this going.
"We had one local businessman donate funds for about seven loads of water, which was just fantastic.
"We are a pretty tight-knit community, so doing something like this is just our way of helping."
Mrs Smith said financial help from community groups had been invaluable.
"The CWA, Rural Aid and Vinnies have been fantastic in helping bring this all together," she said.
"Honestly, the generosity we have seen through groups like these, as well as from across the country, has been mind-blowing.
"It's a true showcase of the Aussie spirit."
Locals in need of water are encouraged to reach out to the pub or to one of the community support groups.
"I think the biggest thing we want to get out of this is to let people know they are not alone," Mrs Smith said.
"The community cares and there is help available - all you have to do is reach out to someone."
The pub also hosts its monthly farmers club meetings, which Mrs Smith said was "always welcoming of new members".
"We do the farmers club once a month and it just allows people the chance to get together and get away from the drought for a little while," she said.
"If anyone is interested in coming along, drop by the pub and get involved."