Food delivery giant UberEats has announced a new initiative to help New South Wales residents affected by rising flood waters.

“UberEats is proud to step up during this difficult time,” says the company’s CEO in Australia Nathan Grey.

“For any order above $50, we’ll gladly bring it to your door on a tinny.”

Consumer groups are applauding the move as a strong PR initiative.

“And, it’s also going to be very profitable for UberEats,” says Marc Ledder from Choice.

“There are now hundreds of roads around the state cut off by flood waters, and the rain is expected to continue into for at least the next few days.”

UberEats has secured the use of 500 tinnies ahead of the service’s launch tonight.

“If you’re in a flood affected area, just select the ‘tinny delivery’ option on the UberEats app,” says Nathan grey.

“Stay in, relax and order a nice meal. There’s not much else you can do anyway.”

It remains unclear if Deliveroo or Menulog will follow suit.