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

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.

Please contact us for assistance via this online form, call 1300 662 217, or email sal.disasters@salvationarmy.org.au.

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

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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Community input and collaboration informs Salvos bushfire support

Community input and collaboration informs Salvos bushfire support

15 October 2020

Deputy Captain Peter Heward and his crew from the Bombala Fire Station, in the Monaro region of New South Wales, were working tirelessly on ...

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Bushfire impacted families at home with new housing pods

Bushfire impacted families at home with new housing pods

25 June 2020

The Salvation Army has entered into an initiative with the New South Wales Government and the Minderoo Foundation to provide bushfire-affect...

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Salvos detail method to bushfire recovery

Salvos detail method to bushfire recovery

16 June 2020

Public commentary surrounding the release of funds raised from The Salvation Army’s Bushfire Disaster Appeal, has, at times, been lou...

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Bushfire Disaster Appeal Report released

Bushfire Disaster Appeal Report released

27 April 2020

The Salvation Army has released a six-month Disaster Appeal Report, outlining its ongoing recovery work in areas of Australia affected by de...

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Salvos ramp up bushfire recovery operation

Salvos ramp up bushfire recovery operation

11 February 2020

The Salvation Army has shifted to the recovery phase of its bushfire assistance, thanks to the generous support and contributions of the Aus...

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Bushfire recovery efforts

Bushfire recovery efforts

31 January 2020

With several fires still burning out of control, The Salvation Army remains active in its response – supporting emergency personnel a...

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An update on our response to the bushfires

An update on our response to the bushfires

23 January 2020

The Salvation Army’s response to the national bushfire disaster is in its fourth month. To date, we have distributed $8.4m (80 per ce...

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Territorial Commander thanks Disaster Appeal corporate supporters

Territorial Commander thanks Disaster Appeal corporate supporters

22 January 2020

Updated 24 January 2020 “We have been completely overwhelmed by the volume of support – financially and emotionally – ...

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Millions in relief delivered as National Disaster Appeal exceeds $40 million

Millions in relief delivered as National Disaster Appeal exceeds $40 million

15 January 2020

The Salvation Army's response to the national bushfire disaster is now in its fourth month with many emergency operations moving into recove...

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