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.
Commitment to Reconciliation
The Salvation Army recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of Australia. Our vision for reconciliation is to be a faith movement committed to equity, freedom and the righting of injustice.
We respect, value and acknowledge the traditions, spiritualities and languages of the oldest living cultural historyin the world. We’re intentional about engaging in unified 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.
Commitment to inclusion
The Salvation Army Australia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we meet and work and pay our respect to Elders past, present and future.
We value and include people of all cultures, languages, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expressions and intersex status. We are committed to providing programs that are fully inclusive. We are committed to the safety and wellbeing of people of all ages, particularly children.
Our Salvation Army values are: