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The Salvation Army is a worldwide Christian church.

Our faith convinces us that hope, purpose and fulfillment can be everyone’s story. Whether you’re looking for connection, guidance or a community of like-minded people, The Salvation Army welcomes you.

Our local churches offer a community presence around the country. We provide a huge diversity of spiritual and social activities. We invite everyone to give us a call or drop in for a chat.

If you've got questions about faith, you want to explore Christianity, or you'd just like to connect with other people in your community then our churches can help. Scroll down to search for your local Salvos.

Learn more about Jesus and Christianity

The Salvation Army’s mission is motivated by the love of Jesus. We are dedicated to caring for people, creating faith pathways, building healthy communities and working for justice.

So who is Jesus and what can he mean for your life? Find out today.

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Read The Salvation Army’s beliefs

The Salvation Army has 11 faith-based statements called doctrines that summarise our religious beliefs.

The Salvation Army’s message is based on the Bible and our doctrines place us in harmony with other mainstream denominations of the Protestant Christianity.

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Your local Salvo church

If you haven’t experienced our churches in action, you probably don’t know what to expect. Well you can expect to enjoy joyous music, a short message of hope and a welcoming environment where you’ll feel comfortable and included.

Each Salvo church, typically known as a corps, is different. The best way to find out what's happening in your local area is to get in touch.

Search using your postcode below to find your local Salvo church, and add a keyword like 'youth' or 'playgroup' or 'seniors' if you're looking for something in particular.

The Salvation Army Australia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we meet and work and pay our respect to Elders past, present and future.

We value and include people of all cultures, languages, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expressions and intersex status. We are committed to providing programs that are fully inclusive. We are committed to the safety and wellbeing of people of all ages, particularly children.

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The Salvation Army is an international movement. Our mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in his name with love and without discrimination.

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