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3 June, 2019

The Salvation Army is a Christian Movement founded by William and Catherine Booth in London 1865.

We are a local expression of The Salvation Army; a Christian Church and Charity well known to most people in Australia. The Salvation Army was founded by William and Catherine Booth in London 1865 and first came to Australia in 1880.

Our National Vision Statement is:

Wherever there is hardship or injustice, Salvos will live, love and fight,

alongside others, to transform Australia one life at a time with the love of Jesus.

We share the love of Jesus by:

• Caring for People

• Creating faith pathways

• Building healthy communities

• Working for justice

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Building Hire Information

We do offer the building and its various rooms for hire for both one off events and regular bookings (term/year etc).

For more information about suitability, availability and rates please call Kate Smyth on 85234844


Food and Emergency Relief

If you need help with food, clothing, fuel or even just a listening ear, please come into Riverside between 9am and 2pm, Monday - Friday.

Alternatively call 85234844 and we will do our very best to help you.

Please don't be afraid to come and see us, you will be more than welcome and valued, everyone belongs at Riverside.


Moneycare Gawler

Moneycare is The Salvos free and confidential financial counselling service, offering in-person or phone assistance to anyone in South Australia.

We encourage anyone looking to improve their financial situation to reach out to their local Moneycare for support.

Of particular concern at this time is the impact of payday loans and rent deferrals, which have been increasingly used during the pandemic, and have potential for severe consequences in the long term.

People often turn to payday lenders when they are in a time of financial crisis, which has been the case for so many this year through COVID-19. Moneycare financial counsellors can be powerful advocates on your behalf if you are in debt. If anyone has been stung by payday loans, or is considering obtaining one, reach out to Moneycare. We are here to help.

For more information or to contact The Salvation Army’s free and confidential Moneycare service, please call the Moneycare Intake Service Line: 1800 722 363 or 1800 007 007.