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St John Offers Free CPR Training for World First Aid Day

St John PFA CPR First Aid Training Socially Distanced COVID 19

New research shows that a worryingly low figure  (43.5%) of all Australians have ever completed First Aid training.  Only 12% have completed training in the last 12 months.

St John Ambulance Australia believes far more people should be trained, equipped and ready to provide First Aid, so we’re opening up our training centres nationwide to offer free training on World First Aid Day on Saturday 9th September.

On offer will be 30 minute CPR training sessions delivered by professional St John trainers – Australia’s leading First Aid Training provider. This will help achieve St John’s vision of having 90% of victims of Sudden Cardiac Arrest receive CPR (at present this figure is only 39% in Victoria).

Details of the Free Training in each state are as follows, please head along on the day to your nearest location:

Melbourne, VIC

Where: Level 6, 310 King Street Melbourne

When: 9am-2pm, Saturday 9th September

Session Times:

Session 1 9:00am
Session 2 9:45am
Session 3 10:30am
Session 4 11:15am
Session 5 12:00pm
Session 6 12:45pm
Session 7 1:15pm

Details: all participants will also receive a Free First Aid Kit (RRP $22.95)

Terms & Conditions: 

  • CPR training provided is non-accredited and for a duration of 30 minutes
  • Limit of one kit and session per person
  • Participants must enter details (name and email address) in the St John database on the day to participate
  • Free training session and free kits are limited to the first 154 participants to arrive on the day

Enquiries: Jen Reynoldson, PR, Community & Content Coordinator VIC – 0428 206 065

Sydney, NSW

Where: Lower Concourse, Chatswood

When: 9am-1pm, Saturday 9th September

Enquiries: Samantha Bainy, Markeitng & Communications Manager NSW – 0419 122 629

Adelaide, SA

Where: Royal Adelaide Show, St John SA Stand, Jubilee Pavilion

When: 1pm-3pm, Saturday 9th September

Details: FREE First Aid session – hands-on experience for kids including CPR demonstrations

Enquiries: Karen Harding, Communications Officer, St John SA – 0430 227 788

Hobart, Tas

Where: St John Ambulance Training & Retail Centre, 177 Main Road Moonah

When: 10am-1pm

Session Times:

Session 1 10:00am
Session 2 10:30am
Session 3 11:00am
Session 4 11:30am
Session 5 12:00pm
Session 6 12:30pm

Details: FREE non-accredited CPR and Defib demonstrations and training

Enquiries: Roxy Cowie, 0419 872 781

Toowoomba, QLD

Where: 278 Margaret Street Toowoomba City Qld 4350
When: 10am-12pm
Details: FREE non-accredited CPR and AED demonstrations

Enquiries: Paula Price, 0417 785 228

Canberra, ACT

Where: Garma in Civic, CBD
When: 1pm- 4pm
Details: FREE non-accredited CPR demonstration

Enquiries: Rachel Smith 02 6282 2399

Northern Territory

Free 30min CPR Training Session – World First Aid Day

Date: Saturday, September 9 at 9 AM – 9.30 AM

Time: Training Room 4, 50 Dripstone Road, Casuarina NT 0811

Free CPR Demonstrations

Date Saturday 9th Sept, Anula Primary School Fair

Time 11am -3pm

Free First Aid Demonstrations

Date Saturday 9th Sept, Alawa Primary School Fair

Time 3pm – 6pm

Enquiries: Mark Ferguson 0488 403 337


Suitable for both people in workplaces and members of the public who would like a comprehensive first aid course.

St John first aid training


Learn the skills to perform life-saving (CPR) on an adult, child or infant who is unconscious and not breathing normally. 


St John has a range of​ training locations across Victoria.