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.
How to access disaster 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 disasters – including financial assistance, emotional support and referrals.
If you are in a life-threatening situation, please call 000 immediately.
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
9 August 2018
While farmers and their communities are facing some of the worst droughts they've ever experienced, Salvo rural chaplains are on the ground,...Read more
3 August 2018
How to access help and provide financial gifts to farmers affected by the drought. ...Read more
19 March 2018
The Salvation Army is currently responding to four separate disasters across Australia. Access support or donate now. ...Read more
19 March 2018
The Salvation Army is providing community meals and support in the wake of Cyclone Marcus. ...Read more
4 October 2017
Generous donations and tireless volunteers are allowing The Salvation Army to continue its response to last month’s disasters across Mexico....Read more
21 September 2017
Salvos in Mexico City supporting their community following the 7.1 magnitude earthquake. Salvation Army workers in the United States and Uni...Read more