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Salvos 101

What is The Salvation Army? What do you guys do? What's with the uniforms? Which church are you part of? Where did the brass bands come from? What are those tambourine-thingys called?

Have you got a question about The Salvation Army? We realise that from the outside looking in it can get a bit confusing. When you've been around since 1865, we reckon that's understandable.

One Army

The One Army website is an online resource with the most up-to-date, informative and concise information about The Salvation Army, aimed at

  • those wishing to learn more about The Salvation Army
  • Salvationists who want to confirm their own faith and mission
  • those who want to broaden their horizons, support and encourage others around the world and learn about other cultures

Visit the One Army website


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 people of all cultures, languages, capacities, sexual orientations, gender identities and/or expressions. 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.

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The Salvation Army is an international movement. Our mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in his name with love and without discrimination.

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Gifts of $2 or more to the social work of The Salvation Army in Australia are tax deductible.Details and ABNs

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