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.
NSW Floods Grant Assistance 2021
The Salvation Army is distributing a Flood Grant for people who have suffered significant loss or hardship as a result of the NSW Floods in March 2021. To complete your application you will need to provide details and fulfill eligibility criteria.
You can find more information and apply online below.
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
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 ...Read more
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...Read more
22 January 2020
Updated 24 January 2020 “We have been completely overwhelmed by the volume of support – financially and emotionally – ...Read more
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...Read more
14 January 2020
For months, firefighters and emergency personnel have sacrificed their own time and personal safety to combat the spread of bushfires during...Read more