A trusted and reassuring presence in the Victorian community for more than 138 years, St John Ambulance Victoria is a work of the Order of St John in Australia. We look to the future as a vibrant and strong organisation which exists to help those in our community who are in sickness, distress, suffering or danger.
Our desire is to serve the community further, deliver the best care possible and be a place where people are inspired to volunteer and work. We support our charitable work through a strong and diversified commercial operation, operating as a certified Social Enterprise.
With extensive numbers of volunteers, staff, vehicles, equipment, branches and facilities, St John is well placed to provide support to the Victorian community through crises such as bushfires, floods and pandemics.
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.
Our activities and programs build resilience in and give confidence to the communities which we serve.
These programs include:
Our Strategic Plan 2019–2023, is both a vision and a statement of intent with our mission firmly at the centre of all we will do.
With 4 key strategic priorities, we will deliver on our mission For the Service of Humanity with the below commitments by 2023:
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.