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Rural & Outback Support

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.

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The Salvation Army has 12 Rural Chaplains covering most of NSW, ACT and Qld. The Outback Flying Service also operates in remote and isolated areas.

Rural Chaplains conduct regular visits to farmers and rural workers offering pastoral care, emotional support and practical assistance.

To call a Rural Chaplain go to our contacts page for details or call The Salvation Army Social Program team on 02 9266 9536.

For information relating to Victoria, SA, Tasmania, NT, WA, please visit our Southern Territory website.

Drought Relief

The Salvation Army has been assisting drought stricken rural families across Australia throughout its history. During recent years however, these efforts have increased significantly as drought conditions have worsened across the country.

The Salvation Army Rural Chaplain's offer ongoing unprejudiced relational, spiritual and financial support to help drought affected families withstand the hardship of the drought and to maintain the legacy of Australia's rural heritage.

The Salvation Army provides both practical and emotional support and our assistance has included the payment of household expenses such as water, rates, electricity, groceries, education, child-care, phone and travel related expenses for rural families.

To access drought relief support please refer to your nearest Rural Chaplain.

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 travel north as far as Weipa, south to Birdsville, and east beyond Longreach. Between visits, they maintain contact via the telephone and the Internet.

Contact the Outback Flying Service

Telephone counselling

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 Qld for the cost of local call.

Postal Sunday School

The Salvation Army offers a Postal Sunday School for children in remote areas. Find out more.

Women’s Ministries

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. Find out more.