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Information for Parents/Carers

Learn about St John's Child Safety and Safeguarding measures.


St John Youth is a leading program for young people. We aim to develop young people as valued and vital members of the community. Our program provides youth members with opportunities to build upon their social, physical, emotional, intellectual, moral and cultural skills and behaviours. By combining First Aid and youth-oriented activities, we aim to develop self-reliant and confident young people who take their place as responsible members of society with a sense of community, service and self.

The St John Tasmania Program provides opportunities for young people from the ages of 11 to 18 years to be involved in a community-based First Aid-oriented youth program with opportunities to directly contribute to the community through voluntary service delivering First Aid at events.  

Here at St John, we celebrate diversity and inclusivity. People from all cultures and backgrounds are welcome, including indigenous children, those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.  

Membership fees 

Membership costs $100 per year/$25 per term. Uniforms are $50. Potential new members are welcome to visit a division for one or two meetings before applying to join and then the fees must be paid promptly. 

Other costs may occur throughout the program for various activities or camps that members may choose to attend.

We are in the process of applying for the Tasmanian Government Ticket to Play initiative, and will advise parents once finalised. 


St John believes that everyone has the right to feel safe, to be treated with dignity and respect, and to be free from emotional and physical danger, abuse and neglect. We continue to develop and implement initiatives to embed child safety practices that protect children from harm.

Before commencing with St John Youth, our adult leaders must:

  • Undertake an interview and selection process
  • Possess a current Working with Vulnerable People card.
  • Complete a National Criminal History Check before their commencement with St John.
  • Complete the St John National Child Safety Awareness Course and the Youth Mental Health Awareness Course.

All adult members and employees are required to have a Working with Children Check and a National Criminal History Check.

If you have any queries regarding St John’s child safety measures, please feel free to email – youth email  

We focus on providing a fun, safe and engaging platform for young people to contribute to the community whilst developing key first aid, life and social skills.

St John Ambulance Tasmania is committed to the safety and well-being of all children participating in St John activities, programs, events or services. St John has zero tolerance for child abuse and neglect. We take all allegations and concerns about abuse very seriously. St John will always strive to ensure that children do not experience abuse, neglect, harm or exploitation during their involvement with us.  

Please view our full statement of commitment to child safety here ( along with links to download our related policies, guidelines, and forms.  These documents are available in English, Simplified Chinese, Arabic, Hindi, Traditional Chinese, Greek, Italian, Punjabi, and Vietnamese.