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The ongoing bushfire emergency that has ravaged much of Australia has united the global community in both shock and despair. As many communities remain on high alert, many more are facing the heartbreak of what has been lost.

This is a true national disaster. The severity and size of the fires we are experiencing is unprecedented.

We acknowledge the hurt that so many Australians are experiencing and are here for the long haul to assist all those affected by these devastating fires.

But in times of crisis the world comes together. It is heart-warming to see so many within Australia and around the globe giving so generously.

Thank you!

Your support makes it possible for us to remain on the ground and active where we’re needed most.

As the disaster continues, we are here to give immediate relief and support to firefighters, emergency workers, evacuees and communities by providing meals, bedding, care packs and cash grants.

Salvation Army Emergency Services (SAES) teams are currently active at multiple sites across the country assisting thousands of people each day.

But the road to recovery is a long one, as those affected seek to rebuild their homes and lives. The Salvation Army is unique in its response to disaster relief, recognising that there is no quick fix after a disaster. It takes time for individuals and communities to heal, and we are best placed to journey with them through such difficult times.

There every step of the way, we provide financial and material support, advice and assistance for as long as it takes to make a full recovery.

How to access disaster support

The Salvation Army offers a range of services and assistance measures to help people who have been impacted by bushfires including:

  • Financial assistance
  • Emotional wellbeing and support services
  • Information, referrals and advice.

For enquiries, The Salvation Army Disasters Assistance team can be contacted by emailing sal.disasters@salvationarmy.org.au or by calling 1300 662 217

The Salvation Army is working with State and Local government to determine the best way to provide support to affected communities. Information on this page will continue to be updated as it becomes available.

More information

NSW

For more information for affected residents and communities, please visit the NSW Government website

Go to emergency.nsw.gov.au

QLD

For more information for affected residents and communities, please visit the QLD Government website

Go to disaster.qld.gov.au

SA

For more information for affected residents and communities, please visit the SA CFS website

Go to cfs.sa.gov.au

WA

For more information for affected residents and communities, please visit the Emergency WA website

Go to emergency.wa.gov.au

TAS

For more information for affected residents and communities, please visit the Tasmanian Alert website

Go to alert.tas.gov.au

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