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
Important update regarding NSW Floods March 2021 grant from The Salvation Army
As of 1st July this grant has now closed. If you have applied for this grant prior to the closing date, you will be contacted by our team.
If you need to get in touch with our Floods assessment team please email at:
2019-20 Black Summer bushfires recovery
The Salvation Army has provided ongoing care and support to communities affected by the Black Summer bushfires of 2019-20. While most of our bushfire grants have now closed, our outreach teams and bushfire chaplains are still offering support to people who were impacted.
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
18 June 2021
The impact of the wild weather that battered Victoria on 9 June continues to be felt by affected communities. The Salvation Army Emergency Services(SAES) is continuing its presence in these regions with its catering operations located at Lillydale La...Read more
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 forw...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