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.

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

Salvation Army responding to disasters across Australia

Salvation Army responding to disasters across Australia

19 March 2018

The Salvation Army is currently responding to four separate disasters across Australia. Access support or donate now. ...

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Access relief and support

Access relief and support

19 March 2018

The Salvation Army is ready to support people affected by the Tathra bushfire.  If you are in an impacted area and would like any furt...

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Salvation Army supporting community in wake of Cyclone Marcus

19 March 2018

The Salvation Army is providing community meals and support in the wake of Cyclone Marcus. ...

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Access relief and support

Access relief and support

12 March 2018

The Salvation Army is ready to support those impacted by the North Queensland flooding.  Queensland Government support is now availabl...

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Salvation Army response continues in disaster-hit Mexico

Salvation Army response continues in disaster-hit Mexico

4 October 2017

Generous donations and tireless volunteers are allowing The Salvation Army to continue its response to last month’s disasters across Mexico....

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International support to bolster overstretched Mexican Salvationists

International support to bolster overstretched Mexican Salvationists

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...

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The Salvation Army in the Caribbean ready for Hurricane Maria as Irma response continues

The Salvation Army in the Caribbean ready for Hurricane Maria as Irma response continues

20 September 2017

Category five-rated Hurricane Maria is passing through a swathe of Caribbean islands, many of which had already been severely damaged by Hur...

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 Life-saving Salvation Army cares for body, mind and spirit in wake of hurricanes

Life-saving Salvation Army cares for body, mind and spirit in wake of hurricanes

13 September 2017

More than half a million meals have now been served by The Salvation Army to people who have been displaced or have had their homes damaged ...

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The Salvation Army in Mexico responds to dual disasters

The Salvation Army in Mexico responds to dual disasters

12 September 2017

The Salvation Army responds after Hurricane Katia and an 8.1-magnitude earthquake in September 2017. The Salvation Army in Mexico is respond...

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The Salvation Army responds to Hurricane Irma

The Salvation Army responds to Hurricane Irma

8 September 2017

The Salvation Army is responding the devastation of Hurricane Irma....

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