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Rural Chaplains

Rural Chaplains

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.

Rural chaplaincy

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. Our chaplains conduct regular visits to farmers and rural workers, maintaining ongoing personal contact and support between visits.

Rural Chaplains

Some of the ways we help:

  • financial assistance e.g. help with bills, vouchers for farming supplies
  • delivery of donated goods and food hampers
  • emotional and spiritual support
  • friendship and a listening ear
  • advocacy
  • counselling
  • pastoral care
  • personal support through illness
  • support through grief and loss
  • support during legal proceedings
  • 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.

Telephone counselling

If you need someone to talk to, please call

If you find yourself in crisis and are in need material or financial assistance, please call the Salvos on 1300 371 288 (9am-5pm Monday to Friday). This phone number will connect you with our Emergency Relief assessment team. 

Other Services

Postal Sunday School

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

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.

Contact Us

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.

Contact the Rural Chaplains

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  • Salvos Stores logo
  • Employment Plus logo
  • Aged Care Plus logo
  • Salvos Legal logo

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  • ABNs:
  • 46 891 896 885 (NSW)
  • 22 035 976 360 (QLD)
  • 52 609 689 893 (Overseas Aid)

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