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.

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

Centre providing support for the long term

26 September 2009

Whittlesea has been at the epicentre of the bushfire response since it became an emergency services staging ground on 7 February 2009....

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Volunteers assist with rebuilding fences

26 June 2009

The Samaritanís Purse fencing trailers, sponsored by the Salvation Army, continue to assist property owners rebuild fences destroyed by the ...

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Seymour team keeps on truckin'

26 June 2009

Since opening in the week following the February bushfires, The Salvation Armys Seymour warehouse has been the coordination point for much o...

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On The Scene 2007 Tsunami Report

On The Scene 2007 Tsunami Report

15 March 2007

Read The Salvation Armys 2007 report on the ongoing work in regions affected by the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami....

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On The Scene 2006 Tsunami Report

On The Scene 2006 Tsunami Report

15 March 2006

Read The Salvation Armys 2006 report on the ongoing work in regions affected by the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami....

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