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Our Vision

 A world, restored by the love of Christ, living in dignity and filled with hope.

Our Mission

Empowering vulnerable communities to prosper in their economic, social and spiritual lives.

 Our Values

The following values are central to the operation of SAID and successful delivery of aid to communities:

 Stewardship – We will be transparent and encourage a spirit of mutual accountability in all dealings with donors, communities and individuals.

Compassion and dignity – We see each person as having inherent value with rights and responsibilities. Therefore we seek to invest in the potential of all people, treating them with respect, valuing them as equals and working with them to restore their sense of self-worth, in a culturally sensitive manner.

 Partnership – We respectfully work alongside communities and other stakeholders to improve identified social, economic and spiritual needs.


The Salvation Army is a full member of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID), which is the peak Council for Australian not-for-profit aid and development organisations. The Salvation Army is a full member for the ACFID code of conduct, which defines standards of governance, management, financial control, reporting and complaints handling for non government organisations working in the field of International Development.

More information on the code can be found at the ACFID website on



The Salvation Army has Base Accreditation with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Australian Government Accreditation provides assurance that our organisation is well-managed and capable of delivering quality development outcomes. The Australian Government provides annual funding towards our development projects.



The Salvation Army is a member of the Church Agencies Network (CAN), which is comprised of 11 development agencies of Christian Church denominations in Australia which are both: 

  • Development agencies of Christian Church denominations of Australia (or the ecumenical body representing Christian denominations).
  • Members of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID).

The Church Agency Network is an opportunity to work together and to share experiences and practice, recognising that through collaboration and joint action we can achieve much more. The CAN groups in which The Salvation Army are represented include CEOs, Program Managers, Community Education, Finance Managers and Program Effectiveness. 

The 11 Agencies represented in CAN are:

  • Act for Peace
  • Adventist Development and Relief Agency,
  • Australian Anglican Board of Mission, Australia
  • Anglican Overseas Aid
  • Australian Lutheran World Service
  • Caritas Australia
  • Global Mission Partners
  • Quaker Service Australia
  • The Salvation Army
  • Transform Aid International (Baptist World Aid Australia)
  • Uniting World

Where do our funds go? 

Funds raised from the gift catalogue and sponsorship will be used to deliver the programs. 

Every gift purchased through Salvos Gifts empowers communities to lift themselves out of poverty. The cost to implement each project varies. Therefore, when a project is fully funded, we direct excess funding to projects of a similar nature. This ensures the needs of the communities you support are met and that they have ownership of the project. 


The Salvation Army International Development (SAID) is a department of The Salvation Army Australia Eastern Territory (which includes NSW, QLD and ACT), working within the field of international aid and development. 

The office was established in January 2009 bringing together the Australian Government (DFAT) funded programmes and the Australian Eastern Territorial initiatives which have an international focus.

SAID takes its values and governance from The Salvation Army which is a worldwide, faith based, not for profit organisation.