Synonymous with first aid and care
St John Ambulance QLD is a self-funding charitable organisation dedicated to helping people in sickness, distress, suffering, or danger. We have been active for more than 130 years and internationally are part of a wider organisation with a long and honourable history.
Get to know us
For over 130 years, the nature of how we support individuals, employers, associations and the broader Queensland community continues to grow and evolve. However, our mission has always stayed the same. We are dedicated to enhancing the lives of Queenslanders, their families, and the community through the delivery of innovative training, first aid, and community social support services.
We live and work by our values every day
We enhance the lives of Queenslanders and their families through innovative community and workplace support, charitable programs, industry leading first aid training, and providing quality first aid supplies. The growth in our services is very strong and in line with our mission to meet the changing needs of Queensland communities. Learn more about each of our services below.
St John Ambulance originated from The Order of St John, which was established in the in the Middle Ages with a code of conduct focused on virtues of courage and honour, and pledging to care for the sick and poor. Nowadays, St John Ambulance is an international humanitarian charity, providing first aid, health care and support services in over 40 countries around the world.
The Order around the world
Although The Order was founded on Christian principles, membership is not exclusively Christian, and members come from all faiths or none. Notable members include Nelson Mandela, Queen Noor of Jordan, Desmond Tutu, and Margaret Thatcher.
Watch our video to learn more about the work of St John around the world.
“St John’s focus on health care, especially amongst the poorest of the poor, and its capacity to tap the most generous and caring human impulses, gives it a special place in our hearts.”
Nelson Mandela – Knight of the Order of St John
Our values of respect, unselfishness, excellence, openness and transparency, devotion, togetherness, diversity and inclusiveness, and faithfulness are reflected through our leadership team, staff, and volunteers. Learn more about our people and what makes us special below.
“The drivers in Community Services are passionate about their jobs and treat every client with the highest dignity and respect. All clients are welcome and assisted by the drivers uniquely and compassionately.” -
How you can support our mission
At St John Ambulance QLD, we are passionate about saving lives through first aid, but we need your help to expand and support the growing demand for our services. By either volunteering or donating, you are actively taking a part in enhancing the lives of Queenslanders, their families and the community through the delivery of innovative training, first aid and community social support services.