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About us

St John Ambulance Tasmania has been a trusted and comforting presence in the Tasmanian community since 1887.

As a self-funded charity we care for the well-being of all Tasmanians through the provision of first aid at events, first aid training and products, youth development, and social inclusion programs.

We fund our activities as far as possible from our own efforts, primarily through public first aid training, sales and servicing of kits and first aid supplies, and non-urgent patient transport with additional funding provided by private donations, bequests, and corporate sponsorship.

As a proud member of The Order of St John, our legacy spans over 900 years, embodying a profound commitment to aiding those in times of sickness, distress, suffering, or danger.

As an organisation, we are incredibly grateful for the dedication, enthusiasm, professionalism, and caring attitude that our volunteers, trainers, and staff continually demonstrate across our diverse organisation. Read more about our volunteer programs, or click the link below to find out how you can become involved in supporting our mission.

Passionate about wellbeing

St John Ambulance TAS volunteers provide first aid patient care. Our volunteer program provides a range of training, activities and experiences to develop the potential of our volunteers to make a world of difference in the community.

Saving lives

First aid knowledge and equipment gives people the skills to help save a loved one, friend, work colleague or passer-by, should accident or disaster strike. Our training and services enable the community to help themselves and build a more resilient community.

In times of disaster

As part of the Territory Emergency Management Plan, St John Ambulance TAS plays a vital support role in assisting the community when it counts most.  Our taskforce of qualified volunteers stand alongside emergency services in preparing for, responding to, and helping the Tasmanian community recover from disaster.

We are not-for-profit

As a registered charity, we rely on our commercial ventures to fund our humanitarian services. Revenue generated from training and product sales enables us to deliver a suite of community first aid education programs to the community.