About Us

St John Ambulance Australia is a self-funding charitable organisation active in all States and Territories, dedicated to helping people in sickness, distress, suffering or danger.

St John provides:

  • First aid training
  • First aid kits and components
  • First aid services at community and public events and assistance during national disaster relief, through volunteers
  • A range of community care services for the aged, the infirm, the immobile and the lonely
  • Ambulance services in Western Australia and the Northern Territory
  • Funding and support for Ophthalmic services at the St John Jerusalem Eye Hospital, in East Timor and in Australian communities
  • A national youth development program for young people aged 8 to 18 years
  • Public access defibrillators throughout the Australian community


We have been active in Australia for over 125 years and internationally are part of a wider organisation with a long and honorable history.