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Christmas 2009
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Our Symbols

Did you know?

Did you know that The Salvation Army created Australia's first film production company?

Find out more!

The following symbols may have changed a little over the years, but each has played a prominent role in The Salvation Army's long and successful history.

Red Shield

The Red Shield is known across the globe, including recognition by 92% of the Australian public. Read about the shield and its history here.


The Salvation Army crest was designed to signify our passion and faith. Read about the crest's design and meaning here.


The Salvation Army uniform has been one of the most-recognised and unique icons throughout our history. Read about the origins of the uniform here.


The flag was created to mark The Salvation Army's militarisation in 1878 (it was previously called The Christian Mission) and as such became the Army's first icon. Read about the flag's meaning here.

Our music

Wondering why The Salvation Army has brass bands? Find out the answer!