About St John Ambulance QLD

Enhancing the lives of Queenslanders and their families

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.

Our mission

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

Our legacy

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.

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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

Work with us

We are often looking for more team members St John Ambulance QLD. Join us in making a difference in our community. Explore our open positions now!

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“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.” -

Deb - St John Ambulance Qld Community Transport Driver

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.