What We Do

When floods, fires, cyclones and other disasters strike across Australia, Samaritan’s Purse responds immediately, providing critical relief to hard-hit communities. After emergency services and first responders have engaged, outside help is often crucially needed as communities struggle to recover and rebuild. To relieve this, Samaritan’s Purse deploys volunteer teams and partners with local churches to care for the physical needs of disaster survivors – resourcing a long-term recovery.

Our teams help with critical tasks such as salvaging personal belongings, mud-outs (after flooding), ash sifting (after fires), debris removal, tree clean-up, property clearing and more. Samaritan’s Purse deploys a number of vehicles, tools, and resources directly to the disaster site. Our Disaster Relief Unit semi-trailer serves as a mobile command centre from which we can effectively coordinate a deployment within a disaster-affected community.

What Does Australian Disaster Relief Do?

Our Work So Far



Since 2009, our Australian Disaster Relief team has deployed emergency relief to hundreds of communities across Australia and the Pacific.



Men, women and youth rally together from all around Australia to serve their neighbours in times of need.



We bring critical support to bushfire, flood, drought, cyclone and other natural disaster victims.



Wherever we go to help, we always partner with a local church who knows their community the best.

Get Involved

Are you interested in volunteering with us when we respond to future disasters? When Samaritan’s Purse responds to a disaster, we rely on volunteers like you to bring hope to hurting families. Samaritan’s Purse also works alongside churches and the local community to provide long-term, sustainable relief. Browse through the different ways you can get involved with us below.


When a disaster strikes in Australia, will you answer the call? Join us as we share the love of Jesus by offering tangible help to disaster survivors in their time of need.

Church Partners

Is your church looking for a practical way to be a light in your community? Then, partnering with Samaritan’s Purse may be the right fit for you.


Help Samaritan’s Purse respond quickly to victims of disaster across Australia, providing critical relief as people clean up and rebuild after floods, fires, and other disasters.

Prepare for an Emergency

Learn some simple tips to help you and your family be prepared in the event of an emergency.

Providing Emotional and Spiritual Support

Chaplains from our sister organisation, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, serve alongside Samaritan’s Purse, offering emotional and spiritual support to homeowners and volunteers.

Stories from the Field