Disaster and Emergency Support Services

Disaster and Emergency Support Services

The Salvation Army Disasters Assistance team is available to help those affected in any state or territory across the country.

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Disasters and emergencies

Whether it’s bushfires, floods, cyclones or prolonged drought, we understand that disasters have a devastating impact on communities and individuals. 

We realise that in the aftermath of a disaster, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the enormity of what needs to be done. You don’t have to take that journey alone. The Salvation Army is available to provide advice and clarity, to make sense of what the next steps are and help you regain some control over the situation. We are here to support you for as long as it takes to recover.

NSW Floods 2021 Support and Assistance

The Salvation Army is now providing support and assistance for the NSW Floods. If you are heavily affected and have suffered significance losses caused by the NSW floods we encourage all eligible people to apply as soon as possible to ensure you get the assistance while it’s available. 

How to access 2019/20 Australian Bushfires Recovery Support

Working with state and local government, we offer a range of services and assistance measures to help people and communities across all states who have been impacted by the 2019/20 Black Summer Bushfires – including financial assistance, emotional support and referrals.

If you have been affected by the 2019/20 Black Summer Bushfires and are in need of assistance, please complete this online form or call 1300 662 217.

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Your donation goes directly to supporting people affected by the disaster.

The Salvation Army disaster assistance provides support in different stages of disaster and emergencies. We provide emergency response during the crisis and in the immediate aftermath. Meals and refreshments, care packs, bedding, referrals, counselling and financial assistance are just some of the ways we help.

In later stages we conduct initial assessment and provision of emergency funds for those who have been severely impacted by the disaster. For example, damage to, or loss of, homes and livelihoods.

News and Stories

Disaster mode kicks in again under different skies

Disaster mode kicks in again under different skies

26 March 2021

Just over 12 months ago, the skies over much of New South Wales were filled with smoke as bushfires raged and temperatures soared. Fast forward to March 2021 and the skies have taken on a different look, with a week of torrential rain resulting in de...

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Salvos release $3 million to support NSW flood recovery

Salvos release $3 million to support NSW flood recovery

24 March 2021

The Salvation Army has released $3 million from the Red Shield Appeal to help those impacted by the NSW floods and is calling on the Austral...

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Salvos respond swiftly to NSW flood emergency

Salvos respond swiftly to NSW flood emergency

21 March 2021

With heavy rains and a strong deluge threatening homes and businesses along the NSW coast, The Salvation Army has leaped into action. Multip...

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Community needs at the heart of Salvos service during WA fires

4 February 2021

Watch WA bushfire report video below While firefighters and emergency personnel continue to battle blazes east of Perth, The Salvation Army...

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SAES provide support for thirsty, fatigued Adelaide Hills fire crews

SAES provide support for thirsty, fatigued Adelaide Hills fire crews

1 February 2021

When bushfires recently threatened the Cherry Gardens area of the Mount Lofty Ranges on the outskirts of Adelaide, The Salvation Army Emerge...

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Salvation Army Emergency Services prepared to respond

Salvation Army Emergency Services prepared to respond

6 January 2021

The Salvation Army’s Strategic Emergency and Disaster Management says it is well-placed and prepared to respond to whatever emergenci...

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Salvation Army Emergency Services ready to meet community's needs

Salvation Army Emergency Services ready to meet community's needs

15 October 2020

When the catastrophic bushfires of 2019-2020 had the country in its grip, Salvation Army Emergency Services (SAES) swiftly responded. And in...

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Ongoing care key to supporting bushfire recovery

Ongoing care key to supporting bushfire recovery

15 October 2020

As the complex recovery needs of communities impacted by the Black Summer bushfires of 2019-2020 continue to be addressed by Salvation Army ...

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Salvos Bushfire Recovery Team heads to Wytaliba

Salvos Bushfire Recovery Team heads to Wytaliba

15 October 2020

When the tight-knit community of Wytaliba was decimated by bushfires in November 2019, the residents suffered unspeakable trauma and loss. W...

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