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The Salvation Army is a church with a commitment to complimenting Christian teaching with practical action. "...a cup of cold water in My name..." was the challenge of Jesus to all believers. We are able to provide this in a very meaningful way.

This commitment has resulted in The Salvation Army being involved in a caring ministry when our country was at war, and in the present day, providing support to members of the community at a time of spiritual, emotional and material need. As such, when there is a need created by an emergency incident, The Salvation Army has aimed to be there.

To ensure that the support during these incidents was efficient and effective, a structured response was required, and accordingly, the emergency services of The Salvation Army has been developed.


The role of The Salvation Army can differ from state to state according to the government plan, but our assistance can take two forms:


  • refreshments
  • meals
  • clothing
  • counselling

Key Emergency Services Providers

  • Fire Brigade
  • Police
  • State Emergency Services
  • State & Local Governments
  • Church & welfare agencies
  • Service clubs
  • Red Cross
  • St Johns Ambulance Service
  • The Salvation Army


  • finance
  • clothing
  • household goods
  • referral
  • counselling
  • accommodation