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About The Salvation Army

Our Vision in Australia

The Salvation Army Australia is an international Christian movement, united by faith and giving hope where it’s needed most. Across Australia – in cities, country towns and rural communities – our work touches every demographic and age group. We’re involved in national issues while also bringing hope to people who may be experiencing hardship or injustice.

Since our foundations in nineteenth century London, we express our faith in charitable work to provide both the spiritual and the social support. We believe that with one hand we reach out to God and with the other we reach out to the world.

As both a church and charity, we can preach and speak about justice, compassion, and other issues that support the welfare of others and see them as a whole person – body, mind and spirit.

Our Mission in Australia

The Salvation Army is a Christian movement dedicated to sharing the love of Jesus.

We share the love of Jesus by:

  • Caring for people
  • Creating faith pathway
  • Building healthy communities
  • Working for justice

Our Values

Recognising that God is already at work in the world, we value:

  • Integrity
  • Compassion
  • Respect
  • Diversity
  • Collaboration
  • We commit ourselves in prayer and practice to this land of Australia and its people, seeking reconciliation, unity and equity.

The Salvation Army acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures; and to elders both past and present.