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 storm and floods
The Salvation Army is currently on the ground providing support through recovery centres which have been established in NSW.
For the current list of recovery centres please visit:
To apply for the Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment please visit:
To keep updated on the latest information from The Salvation Army please visit our site regularly.
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.
Your donation in action
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
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...Read more
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...Read more
4 February 2021
Watch WA bushfire report video below While firefighters and emergency personnel continue to battle blazes east of Perth, The Salvation Army...Read more
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...Read more
6 January 2021
The Salvation Army’s Strategic Emergency and Disaster Management says it is well-placed and prepared to respond to whatever emergenci...Read more
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...Read more