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The Salvation Army Australia is an international Christian movement, united by faith and giving hope where it’s needed most. Across Australia – in cities, country towns and rural communities – our work touches every demographic and age group. We’re involved in national issues while also bringing hope to people who may be experiencing hardship or injustice.

Since our foundations in nineteenth century London, we express our faith in charitable work to provide both the spiritual and the social support. We believe that with one hand we reach out to God and with the other we reach out to the world.

As both a church and charity, we can preach and speak about justice, compassion, and other issues that support the welfare of others and see them as a whole person – body, mind and spirit.
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Commitment to Reconciliation

The Salvation Army recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peopleas the Traditional Owners and Custodians of AustraliaOur vision for reconciliation is to be a faith movement committed to equity, freedom and the righting of injustice.

We respect, value and acknowledge the traditionsspiritualities and languages of the oldest living cultural history in the world. We’re intentional about engaging inunified and positive relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their communities.

The Salvation Army in Australia has launched its first national Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) on Thursday 3 December 2020. Find out more about our commitment to respectful relationships and the mutual flourishing of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians in our Reconciliation Action Plan.

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Read our Reconciliation Action Plan


The Salvation Army acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands and waters throughout Australia. We pay our respect to Elders and acknowledge their continuing relationship to this land and the ongoing living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across Australia.

The Salvation Army is a child safe organisation that is committed to ensuring the wellbeing of children and young people, and protecting them from harm.

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Hope where it's needed most