Born in Brisbane and raised in the Diamantina Shire by parents Charlie and Pauline Rayment on Kurran Station, Don is the second eldest son, with three brothers and one sister. Don married Judy (nee Brown) in 1993 and together they have four daughters, two sons and one granddaughter.
Don & Judy shifted to the Diamantina Shire in 2005 to manage the organic cattle property Adria Downs Birdsville.
For the past eight years Don has been President of the Birdsville Social Club. Running the first ever rodeo in Birdsville in 2006 and first camp draft in 2012. Earning recognition for the Australian Bronco Championships Event which was held in Birdsville in 2010, by winning the Australia Day award for this event. The club has a strong following at present and there is always an event in the pipeline.
Don keeps very busy with the day to day running of a large cattle property but finds time to help out at community events where possible.
Don served two terms on the Winton Shire Council and at the time he was one of the youngest councillors elected on the Winton Shire.
This is Cr Don Rayments second term as Councillor, he was first elected in 2012.