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The Salvation Army Emergency Services (SAES) team provides emergency catering in times of disaster or crisis.

About The Salvation Army Emergency Services

The aim of the SAES is to support people and communities at their point of need, and to ensure emergency service workers and volunteers are also catered for.

Whether it's a natural disaster like a cyclone, flood, bushfire or earthquake, or an incident such as a transport accident, structure fire or missing person search, SAES teams will be on the ground supporting those on the frontline of the emergency.

While SAES teams are one of the first groups of Salvos to respond to a disaster, this is closely followed by more Salvos who work with communities through the recovery process.

The Salvation Army has developed a strong relationship with state governments so as to provide a coordinated response to ensure the best service delivery possible is achieved.

SAES teams may be tasked to work in evacuation centres from small community halls to major city showgrounds. They may be in the field supporting emergency service agencies from built-up areas to farmer’s paddocks and getting alongside the community as the clean-up begins.


The SAES is run by volunteers and we are always looking for new recruits. The training is easy, the environment is friendly and knowing you have played a part in helping others is priceless.

To find out more or get involved, please click below. Please be aware that only regions with current vacancies will be advertised.

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The Salvation Army is a child safe organisation that is committed to ensuring the wellbeing of children and young people, and protecting them from harm.

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