Cost of Ambulance Transport in Australia


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Ambulance Transport is NOT free in Australia.

Medicare does NOT cover the cost of emergency transport or other ambulance services.

Insurance for Ambulance services is highly recommended for those who may need it.

Nationwide

Department of Veterans Affairs Gold Card holders are covered for state ambulance services in every state by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

Health Care Concession Card and Pensioner Concession Card holders are entitled to free emergency ambulance services.


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New South Wales (NSW)

Health Care Concession Card, Pensioner Concession Card, and Commonwealth Seniors Health Card holders are entitled to free ambulance transport services.

Northern Territory (NT)

Pensioner Concession Card and Commonwealth Seniors Health Card holders are entitled to free ambulance transport services.

Queensland (QLD)

Ambulance costs for Queensland residents are covered by the state government.

South Australia (SA)

If you want ambulance cover you need to purchase insurance from a private health fund or a subscription through the state ambulance service. Pensioner Cover for pensioners is available at a discount.

Tasmania (TAS)

Ambulance costs for Tasmanian residents are covered by the state government.

Victoria (VIC)

Pensioner Concession Card and Healthcare Card holders are entitled to free ambulance transport services.

Western Australia (WA)

Aged Pensioner concession holders may be entitled to free ambulance transport services.

An example of the costs of an Ambulance call out:.

$918 Emergency call out
$205 Non-Emergency call out
$200 Treat no Transport (flat rate)
$5.30 Plus Kilometre charges

This was South Australia at 1 July 2015


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