St John Ambulance

First Aid Champion Awards


First Aid Champion Award nominations are now closed for 2021.

Who is your first aid champion?

Organised by St John Ambulance Victoria, the annual First Aid Champion Awards provides a unique opportunity for Victorians to honour those who have made a real impact to people’s lives, whether as unsung heroes, colleagues, classmates, friends or family members.

In a mission to thank and acknowledge Victorians who have displayed goodwill and courage by providing emergency First Aid, we hope to inspire others throughout the community to mirror these acts of heroism in times of need.

Why nominate your first aid champion?

This year, more than ever, it's important to honour those who have helped someone with First Aid during an emergency situation. The overall winner of the 2021 awards will receive a St John Ambulance Defibrillator to gift to a community group of their choice - it could be a school, a charity, local sporting club or anywhere the overall winner thinks the life saving defibrillator can most benefit the community.

First aid champions present themselves in different circumstances so we're awarding those in the following categories:

Junior First Aid Champion (Under 12)

The category is open to children younger than 12 who have demonstrated excellent First Aid knowledge to help in a time of need.

Youth First Aid Champion (Under 18)

The category is open to young individuals aged between 13-17 who have helped others in a First Aid emergency situation.


CPR First Aid Champion

The category is open to an individual who has demonstrated the necessary knowledge and skills that have helped someone in a CPR incident.

Community First Aid Champion

The category is open to all members of the general public, aged 18 and above, who have demonstrated a great act of service with their First Aid skills in a time of need, anywhere in the community.

Workplace First Aid Champion

The category is open to an individual that has demonstrated the necessary knowledge and skills that have helped a colleague in a First Aid incident in the workplace.


St John Volunteer Champion

The category is open to current or former St John Ambulance Victoria volunteers who have demonstrated their first aid knowledge and skills in an emergency situation while off-duty/out of uniform in the community.

Who Can Nominate?

Anyone can nominate another person for a First Aid Champion Award.

Important Information

  • The First Aid Champion Awards will be hosted in Melbourne September 2021
  • The incident in the nomination must have occurred in the last 18 months
  • An individual only needs to be nominated once to be considered for an award
  • Nominees must be residents of Victoria
  • Nominations close 5pm Friday 13 August 2021

Should you have any queries about your nomination feel free to contact

Past Winners