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About Us

Help save lives by buying products and services from St John. As a Not For Profit, all our earnings go towards community programs which train and equip people to save lives

St John is a proud volunteer based organisation and we’re committed to saving lives – but we are self-funded. But we can only do this with your support! We receive limited government funding and as such rely on you to help support our work; through fundraising and participation in our paid programs.

As an organisation that regularly works with children, St John believes that every child has the right to be emotionally and physically safe at all times. St John has a duty of care to ensure all children who are involved in or receiving our services are protected from harm and we are committed to promoting a culture where children are listened to and feel empowered. We have a zero-tolerance approach toward the abuse and mistreatment of children.

Download our Child Safety Statement

Not For Profit

All our earnings from our paid programs – including First Aid training and the presence of our ‘vollies in green’ at public events – goes towards life-saving community programs, such as running free First Aid training courses for local school children, and providing our St John volunteers and equipment at community events like the local footy match.

We're committed to ensuring that there is at least one person educated and prepared to provide First Aid in every home, workplace and gathering, because we know that lives are saved when more people are equipped with practical First Aid knowledge.

Help Save Lives

It might be the last thing anyone wants to think
about, but medical emergencies can happen
when we least expect them.

Examples of First Aid
saving lives

Case Study 1

Kendra was enjoying a day at home with her kids when she suddenly suffered an anaphylactic shock. Inaction could have been fatal, but luckily her 10-year-old son, Callum, had undergone a free First Aid training program at school and was able to quickly make the Triple Zero call that saved her life, rolling her into the recovery position while he waited for help to arrive.

Case Study 2

Shortly after crossing the finish line of the Melbourne Half Marathon, Greg White suffered sudden cardiac arrest, collapsing to the ground in front of a crowd of shocked onlookers. As they waited for an ambulance to take him to the hospital, initial responders were able to restart his heart using a defibrillator. If they hadn't, Greg would not have survived to run the full Marathon 6 years later.

While these situations might seem dramatically different, they all have one important thing in common: the First Aid training services of St John Ambulance.