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Disaster relief and support

Disaster relief and support

We'll meet you at your point of need in times of disaster

We believe that no one should have to ‘go it’ alone. If you or someone you know is affected by a disaster, the Salvos are here to support and help. We provide medium and long-term disaster assistance after significant natural or man-made disasters.

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Our assistance is tailored to each individual and community need, but can include:

  • Financial assistance
  • Material assistance
  • Housing support
  • Psycho-social support
  • Holistic case work
  • Financial counselling
  • Respite care and breaks
  • Community capacity building

If you have been affected by a recent disaster and are in need of assistance, please check the list below to find the best way to access help.


If you are currently affected by drought, please click here.

North Queensland flood

Financial assistance has now been extended to all Townsville City Council residents affected by the flood waters in North Queensland. If you are experiencing personal hardship, you can:

Call: Community Recovery Hotline on 1800 173 349 
Online: click here
Visit: Community Recovery Hub, open 9am to 5pm, 7 days per week.

State Government Building.
Ground Floor,
187 – 209 Stanley Street, 
Townsvile City

Tasmania bushfires

Our emergency teams are on the ground responding in Huonville, where we have established an evacuation centre in Huonville Football Clubrooms.

Immediate financial assistance is available at the evacuation centres, and teams are working to find a way to support those isolated.

Victorian bushfires and fire

We are on the ground supporting emergency services and people at the evacuations centres with food, bedding, refreshments and material aid. If you need assistance, please visit the evacuation centre when safe to do so.

We continue to be on standby and will provide information on how you access assistance as it becomes available.

Western Australia bushfires

We are on the ground responding to the bushfires in Western Australia. We continue to be on standby and will provide information on how you access assistance as it becomes available.

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