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Disaster relief and support

Disaster relief and support

We'll meet you at your point of need in times of disaster

We believe that no one should have to ‘go it’ alone. If you or someone you know is affected by a disaster, the Salvos are here to support and help. We provide medium and long-term disaster assistance after significant natural or man-made disasters.

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Our assistance is tailored to each individual and community need, but can include:

  • Financial assistance
  • Material assistance
  • Housing support
  • Psycho-social support
  • Holistic case work
  • Financial counselling
  • Respite care and breaks
  • Community capacity building
  • Information, referrals and advice

If you have been affected by a recent disaster and are in need of assistance, please read below to learn how to access help.


Record drought is continuing to have a devastating impact on our farmers and farming communities. The Salvation Army is working together with St Vincent de Paul Society to deliver the Drought Community Support Initiative (DCSI) for eligible drought affected households. 

If you are currently affected by drought and require assistance, please click here.

2019 November bushfires

The Salvation Army’s Emergency Services (SAES) teams are responding to devastating bushfires in New South Wales and Queensland.

Salvation Army teams have been providing meals to evacuees and frontline responders, and will continue to provide whatever support is needed as the situation continues.

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.

If you are affected and need support please email The Salvation Army Disasters Assistance team: or call 1300 662 217

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