Australian singer-songwriter Jessica Mauboy has teamed up with travel company Great Southern Rail to deliver a seasonal 'thank you' to regional communities and engage in a nonprofit marketing exercise to raise awareness for a vital Australian charity.
From December 7, Mauboy will be travelling along with generous patrons on the Indian Pacific Outback Christmas train that departs from Sydney, travelling across the continent via Bathurst, Broken Hill, Adelaide, Watson, Rawlinna and Kalgoorlie before disembarking at Perth on December 10.
The talented singer will be performing at all the major stops along the way, giving fans in regional locations the chance to see the star in action - as well as the chance to meet a certain seasonal icon.
Acting chief executive at Great Southern Rail Russell Westmoreland asserted: "Some will travel hundreds of kilometres to meet the train each year. They treasure the chance to sing with a superstar and to catch a glimpse of Father Christmas!
"For kids at the more remote Outback communities en route it's their one chance to see Father Christmas each year."
The ARIA award winner's concerts will be free to members of the public, while the railway company will be actively promoting the role played by the Royal Flying Doctors Service throughout the journey.