The Salvation Army provides a network of support for people in regional and remote areas in need of practical assistance, or who would simply benefit from a listening ear or a hand of friendship.
The Salvation Army has 12 Rural Chaplains covering most of NSW, ACT and Queensland. The Outback Flying Service also operates in remote and isolated areas.
- conduct regular visits to farmers and rural workers offering pastoral care, emotional support and practical assistance.
- liaise with other community and statutory bodies, including the Royal Flying Doctor Service, local land services, the School of the Air, rural & remote mental health networks, NSW Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, NSW Department of Primary Industries, and Rural Chaplains from other churches.
Outback Flying Service
Covering approximately two million square kilometres of central and north Queensland, The Salvation Army Outback Flying Service offers a hand of friendship, practical and spiritual support to more than 130 families on remote properties.
The Outback Flying chaplains operate the service from Mount Isa and Dalby. Between visits, they maintain contact via the telephone and the Internet.
If you need someone to talk to, our trained counsellors at the Salvo Care Line are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our counsellors will offer a listening ear and help you work through a range of options.
Call 1300 36 36 22 from anywhere in NSW, ACT and Queensland for the cost of local call
Postal Sunday School
The Salvation Army offers a Postal Sunday School for children in remote areas.
The Salvation Army Women’s Ministries provides a bi-monthly mailing to provide encouragement for women who cannot make it to a Women's Ministries group.
As our rural chaplains are always on the move, getting in touch via phone can be tricky. It's best to write to us and we'll get in touch when we get a chance.