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About Us
St John Ambulance SA Inc is a charity supporting the well-being of South Australians. We help tens of thousands of people across the state each year through the delivery of first aid at events, first aid training and products, and social inclusion pr...

History
Today’s contemporary organisation is founded on a long and proud heritage which can be traced back to the days of the first Crusades when the Knights of St John, also known as Hospitallers, cared for sick and injured pilgrims travelling to Jeru...

Our driving forces
Mission Stronger communities through first aid. Vision * Making first aid part of everyone’s life* Provide first aid related services which build community and individual resilience  Values Our people are: SkilledResilientDynamicRespectf...

Governance
St John is active in all states and territories within Australia, and forms part of the wider global humanitarian organisation The Order of St John.We have our own constitution (Rules of the Association (pdf)) which provides essential guidelines in t...

Our people
St John members are the lifeblood of the organisation and come from all walks of life. All are highly trained and well-resourced, and care for others in the spirit of volunteering. Volunteers Our Event First Aid service is resourced entirely by ...

How we help
St John is passionate about the wellbeing of South Australians and has been serving the community for over 125 years. Through the delivery of first aid, training, education, and social inclusion programs we support people’s mental and physical ...

Event Health Services
From Adelaide Oval to your local football club, St John are on-site providing first aid and medical care to the public at thousands of events across South Australia. St John are always there keeping our communities safe. Request a quote by filli...

Social inclusion
Social isolation faces thousands of South Australians each year. It can leave the vulnerable further marginalised, and for older generations the effects are devastating and are linked to insomnia, depression, a greater likelihood of developing dement...

Youth development
Our youth development program provides opportunities for young people to learn and grow.  Underpinning our program are a range of skills and attributes which aim to develop team skills, communication, confidence, problem solving capability and p...

State emergency response
St John strengthens emergency preparedness, response and recovery at both national and state level. As part of the State Emergency Management Plan, St John SA is integral to the functional service group ‘Ambulance and First Aid’. Making a...

Ophthalmic hospital
The St John Ophthalmic Branch is involved in supporting Australian and international eye health initiatives, as well as providing eye health education for St John members and the community. Programs include: St John Hospital in JerusalemSupporting t...

Public access resources
St John is on a mission to save lives, and through the innovative use of technology we are actively putting lifesaving resources into the hands of individuals and communities across the state. First Aid apps First aid fact sheets Publ...

Get involved!
Whether you volunteer in Event Health Services, Community Care or Youth Development, as a member of St John you contribute to making your community a better place. It is a rewarding experience and we will provide you with all the necessary training a...

Event Health Services
Join our team of first aid and health care professionals. Our members dedicate themselves to caring for public at events across South Australia. They are highly skilled and trained to deal with any medical emergency, from applying a bandage to perfor...

Community care
St John SA's Community Care Program provides a range of social support activities to people who due to increasing age, frailty and/or disability, feel socially excluded, bored, frustrated and lonely.Through innovative and caring partnerships, St John...

Event Health Services
St John offers a diverse range of experiences to health care professionals (including allied health) and health care workers, as well as students of these professions and roles.  As a St John volunteer, you'll be attending local and major events...

Juniors and Cadets
Young people are an important part of St John bringing boundless energy and enthusiasm. In return they take away important lifesaving first aid skills; as well as life skills including teamwork, communication and organisation, whilst building confide...

More ways
How you can help is not limited to first aid - many volunteers contribute within support functions such as logistics or communications. Volunteering can help you gain experience in your area of interest and connect with others in the field....

Volunteer now
Complete this form and our Recruitment Officer will be in touch to discuss your interest in volunteering with St John.  ...

Donate
St John SA is a self-funded, not-for-profit charity, and we have been supporting the health and wellbeing of South Australians since 1885.Thank you for considering supporting us in our charitable work. With your help, we can teach more school kids li...

Monthly donation
St John SA is a self-funded, not-for-profit charity, and we have been supporting the health and wellbeing of South Australians since 1885.Thank you for considering supporting us in our charitable work. With your help, we can teach more school kids li...

Gift in your will
Why make a bequest to St John? Because every bequest is invested in perpetuity for generations to come. People decide to make a bequest as a special way of saying thank you for the valuable work we do throughout the community. Making a bequest i...

Training
As South Australia's leading first aid provider, we offer a wide range of courses and training throughout both the Adelaide Metropolitan Area and Rural South Australia. Be assured you are receiving the highest quality first aid training with St John...

Our venues
Learn to save a life - with over 25 training venues across South Australia, find a venue near you! When selecting a venue location, please do so by suburb or town name >> Book a Course We have added NEW* locations to our list of venues:  ...

Business Onsite Training
St John can customise on-site first aid training for all courses at your own premises. On-site means that one of our First Aid Trainers will come to you! Running a course at your site has the following benefits: Course content customised t...

Shop
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First Aid Products
  Shop Online >> We’re glad you’re here! You obviously appreciate the importance of quality when it comes to your first aid equipment and products. Accidents happen, usually when we least expect it. Having a first aid kit handy...

Shipping Terms & Conditions
These shipping terms and conditions refer to product orders made over the phone from St John Ambualnce SA Inc.Postage: Within metro Adelaide $15.00 To any PO Box or regional SA $18.00 Interstate $22.00 Returns and/or Refunds: Products may be returne...

News and Events
These shipping terms and conditions refer to product orders made over the phone from St John Ambualnce SA Inc.Postage: Within metro Adelaide $15.00 To any PO Box or regional SA $18.00 Interstate $22.00 Returns and/or Refunds: Products may be returne...

Latest News
These shipping terms and conditions refer to product orders made over the phone from St John Ambualnce SA Inc.Postage: Within metro Adelaide $15.00 To any PO Box or regional SA $18.00 Interstate $22.00 Returns and/or Refunds: Products may be returne...

Events
These shipping terms and conditions refer to product orders made over the phone from St John Ambualnce SA Inc.Postage: Within metro Adelaide $15.00 To any PO Box or regional SA $18.00 Interstate $22.00 Returns and/or Refunds: Products may be returne...

Media Contacts
St John Ambulance SA Inc is a self-funded charity dedicated to helping those in need. The Media and Communications team appreciates the interest and support of media in the work of St John Ambulance and its volunteers. St John is able to assist journ...

Supporters
If you would like to support St John SA, view our 2018-19 Sponsorship Program to see which of our sponsorship options suit you best.    There are many ways you can support St John SA. St John is about saving lives. Our mission is to empowe...

Media Partners
As a community not-for-profit organisation, St John relies on the support of our local media, in both presenting great stories about the benefits our services give South Australians, as well as highlighting the great work of our volunteers in both fi...

Event Registration
As a community not-for-profit organisation, St John relies on the support of our local media, in both presenting great stories about the benefits our services give South Australians, as well as highlighting the great work of our volunteers in both fi...

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At a glance
St John is passionate about the wellbeing of South Australians and has been serving the community for over 125 years. Each year St John provides the following to the SA community through the delivery of first aid, training, social inclusion and youth...

Community resilience
We’re on a mission to save lives. As Australia’s leading authority and provider of first aid training, education is pivotal to this goal and forms an important part of our mandate. In many emergency situations first aid intervention can b...

Events public contribution
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Community Care program
A rapidly growing group of senior Australians want to live at home independently but as they, their partners and peer group age find they are in need of a little support - St John Community Care program provides that support. Our Community Care progr...

Circle of Friends program
The Circle of Friends program enables older members of the community and younger people living with disabilities to further create ways to experience a sense of meaning, purpose and enjoyment in life.  One of the ways we do this is through the T...

Search Results
The Circle of Friends program enables older members of the community and younger people living with disabilities to further create ways to experience a sense of meaning, purpose and enjoyment in life.  One of the ways we do this is through the T...

Careers
We are fortunate to have over 1,500 wonderful volunteers to help other people in times of need together with a group of hard working, committed and professional staff who support our volunteers and provide the broader community with high quality...

Links
St John Ambulance - National Office St John Ambulance - State Offices Victoria New South WalesWestern AustraliaQueensland A.C.T.Northern TerritoryTasmania    SA Health - find your local health services on the SA Health website ...

Privacy Policy & Site Security
St John Ambulance Australia SA Inc. supports the importance that the community places on the maintenance of confidentiality of individuals’ personal and/or sensitive information. This extends to the collection and management of information held...

Shipment Terms
St John Ambulance Australia SA Inc. supports the importance that the community places on the maintenance of confidentiality of individuals’ personal and/or sensitive information. This extends to the collection and management of information held...

Copyright & Disclaimer
Copyright Copyright is vested with St John Ambulance Aust SA Inc. Reproduction by any means of written, graphical or photographic material appearing on this website for commercial purposes is strictly prohibited unless written permission is gran...

Site Map
Copyright Copyright is vested with St John Ambulance Aust SA Inc. Reproduction by any means of written, graphical or photographic material appearing on this website for commercial purposes is strictly prohibited unless written permission is gran...

Circle of Friends program
The program connects isolated clients with activities, groups or organisations with similar interests, creating ways to experience a further sense of meaning, purpose and enjoyment in life, and building bridges back to community involvement. Vol...

Program Coordinators
To find out more about being involved in the program, please refer to the contact details below:Community Care Program Head Office UnleySt John State Office, 85 Edmund Avenue UNLEY SA 5061P (08) 8306 6933 | Fax (08) 8306 6995E leonie.smith@stjohnsa.c...

St John Divisions
Use the map below to find your nearest division Click here to view full screen ...

Help us help you
Donate today The holiday season is time spent with family and friends relaxing and taking time out to soak up the wonderful holiday atmosphere at events across SA. From family time at the Christmas Pageant, to the sights and sounds of music festiva...

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CSP in action
Two of our Silver Community Support Partners, Lawson Risk Management and Zippy Cleaning & Maintenance, have contributed much needed support to our First Aid Services volunteers.   Zippy Cleaning & Maintenance supports two St John f...

First Aid apps
First Aid on your iPhone....now that's clever! These apps in conjunction with a St John first aid course will give you the confidence and knowledge to save a life. Available for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad download. First Aid Undoubtedly the easiest...

Public Access Defibrillation
A successful Launch - Tuesday 8th May 2018 Our project launch at the Aldgate Pump Hotel was a great success! Use the map below to see where Every Heartbeat Matters has installed defibrillators so far:   Follow this campaign on social med...

Self-Install Personal Alert System
Safety, security and piece of mind. St John has partnered with RAA to provide a Self-Install Personal Alert System that provides help at the press of a button. It’s reassuring to know that you or a loved one has emergency help close at han...

Social media
We are committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of the community, and through social media we are reaching out to more people than ever before. Getting social with St John Through platforms like&...

First aid fact sheets
Online fact sheets are a guide to basic first aid procedures. They are regularly updated and align with the current edition of Australian First Aid (4th edition, 7/2011). DRSABCD Action Plan / Resuscitation (pdf)  Asthma attack (pdf)...

Board members
We are governed by a Board of Directors. All positions are voluntary, whereby all members freely donate their time and professional expertise. Karen Limb Chair and Treasurer Karen Limb has extensive career experience covering all aspects of financi...

Current CSP's
Gold     Silver    187 CSP members and counting...     ...

News Archive
Gold     Silver    187 CSP members and counting...     ...

First Aid Compliance in the Workplace
FIRST AID COMPLIANCE IS A COMPLEX AREA, BUT ST JOHN MAKES IT EASY FOR YOU TO GET COMPLIANT.  OVER 90% OF SA BUSINESSES ARE NOT COMPLIANT WITH THE FIRST AID CODE OF PRACTICE. HOW WOULD YOUR EMPLOYEES RESPOND TO A WORKPLACE EMERGENCY? YOU CO...

Community Care program
What we doSt John Community Care aims to improve the quality of life by providing social support services to eligible older people and people with a disability to help them to remain independent, improve their wellbeing and social connections and sup...

Last Minute Specials!
Payment MUST be made at time of booking, phone 1300 78 5646. Hurry - limited places available, subject to availability at the time of booking.To receive these discounted prices you must mention this webpage at the time of booking with Customer S...

Media Releases
21 May 2014 | The Importance of first Aid Training17 Apr 2014 | There's Always Room For First Aid At Easter14 Mar 2014 | St John Prepares for Showdown at Adelaide Oval11 Mar 2014 | RAA StreetSmart Learner Drivers27 Feb 2014 | St John Gears Up Fo...

FAQ
Q. How can learners provide their Employer with permission to obtain a copy of first aid certificate? A. Online by logging into the My St John section of the website https://one.stjohnsa.com.au/login.aspx and updating their details. Alterna...

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Publications
Economic and social value The Economic and Social Contribution of St John Ambulance Australia (pdf) Report by Access Economics Pty Limited 31 March 2010 Newsletters Vital Signs - Monthly first aid tips, advice and special offers. The Order of St Joh...

Sports First Aid
    MAKE SPORT SAFER MAKE FIRST AID SECOND NATURE - Is your Club/Team prepared! This course provides knowledge and skill necessary to provide fir...

Save a Life Today
Local champ saves life at boxing gym A weight-loss technique favoured by boxers almost landed Jim O’Loughlin a knockout blow. When the 50-year-old wore a garbage bag under his clothes while training at Pooraka’s Foxy’s Gym in Marc...

Autumn edition
St John SA and Collegiate Soccer have formed an alliance.At registration time of every new season the league has made it mandatory that all league clubs, as a minimum, have one person trained in Sports First Aid and have a Sports First Aid kit a...

Workplace Infection Control
What is the St John Workplace Infection Control Program? The St John Workplace Infection Control Program is designed to engage key business decision makers ...

Community Support Partners
Thank You - We now have over 100 member companies who have become Community Support Partners  Also our Silver CSP Members  Pictured left to right, Col Lawson, Director Lawson Risk Management - Sue Jennings, Business Development Consult...

Get Compliant
Code of practice   Safework Australia has developed a new ‘first aid in the workplace’ Code of Practice. The Federal government has created a new harmonised Code of Practice, First Aid in the Workplace. This new Code is an appro...

St John Restocking Service
From bandaids to defibrillators, we offer a wide range of first aid items to restock your kits, as well as a first aid kit to suit every need.  St John will restock your kits for you ensuring that all components within the kit are up-to...

Defibrillators
St John is committed to ensuring the wide spread implementation of public access defibrillators in the community.  Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is the leading cause of death in Australia. The chance of surviving a sudden cardiac arrest ...

Monthly
Open Airways Open Notices Wellbeing Newsletter ...

NVW
Open Airways Open Notices Wellbeing Newsletter ...

Manual Handling
 MANUAL HANDLING (Non-accredited course.  Participants receive a Certificate of Attendance)The aim of this program is to provide course participants with the necessary skills and knowledge that will enable workers the ability to carry out...

Help Us Teach SA Children Life Saving Skills
St John SA teaches school children life-saving first aid skills at no cost to parents or schools. To help fund this charitable activity, you can make a donation on our First Aid in Schools Fundraising Platform. If you would like to donate to any of ...

Your Voice
At any time, members may have questions to ask about St John and suggestions on how things can be improved.Your Voice is a forum to share your thoughts and ask questions, no matter where you are or what you do.There are three different ways to s...

Other ways you can help
St John relies on the support of South Australians to continue to provide valued services to the community through event first aid, youth development programs and community care.  There are many ways you can support us!VolunteerLearn first aidB...

Media Library
First Aid in Schools Circle of Friends program Pet First Aid  Kits in Cars Event First Aid Sports First Aid St John Cadets St John Museum First Aid Tips ...

Annual Reports
The Annual Report explains who we are, what we do, our progress over the year and how sound we are financially.2016/17 St John Ambulance SA Inc Annual Report 2016/17    2015/16   St John Ambulance SA Inc Annual Report 2015/16...

September 2015
Vital Signs eNews provides the latest information and updates on first aid compliance in workplace, first aid tips for the home, competitions and the latest happenings at St John SA. Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the leading cause of death in Austral...

Annual Report 2012-13
Four distinct documents make up the 2012-13 Annual Report and should be viewed jointly for a full picture of achievement, governance standards, activity, and long-term aspirations.  ...

Self-Install Personal Alert System
Safety, security and piece of mind.St John has partnered with RAA to provide a Self-Install Personal Alert System that provides help at the press of a button. It’s reassuring to know that you or a loved one has emergency help close at hand...

First Aid Kit Servicing
To assist businesses in maintaining their first aid kits we offer comprehensive First Aid Kit Restocking Service:  We check and replenish your first aid kitsAffix a signed compliance sticker on your first aid kit/s each visit Provide a sign...

NEW - Provide First Aid
  As of March 1 2014 Apply First Aid (AFA) is changing to Provide First Aid (PFA). Provide First Aid covers the management of:           &nb...

Are you First Aid Ready
Many businesses believe they are First Aid READY for a First Aid emergency.BUT this is not necessarily the case. St John has found that 87% of businesses are not First Aid READY. This is because having a First Aid kit and somebody trained in Fir...

FAiS Grows by 65%
In 2013 St John’s First Aid in Schools Program (FAiS) taught vital first aid skills to 6,500 students across the state. This year the FAiS Program aims to deliver free first aid training - at no cost to school or parents - to 17,000 South A...

Our CSP Members Donate
In July 2013, GDF SUEZ Australian Energy’s South Australian company Pelican Point Power Ltd joined the St John SA Community Support Partnership program. The company has a long standing commitment to supporting a number of community investme...

Never Too Old to Learn First Aid
Mary Lindon, aged 84, has recently completed an Apply First Aid Course with St John. Mary established and coordinates the Seniors in Harmony Program – a partnership with the Mitcham Anglican Church and the City of Mitcham. The program pr...

Bites and Stings Management
As people venture outdoors to enjoy the sunshine and warmth, so too do the snakes, spiders and insects which become more active when the weather is warm. Each year in Australia, 345,000 people are bitten or stung—making bites and stings the thir...

Thank you
To all St John volunteers and their families, we say THANK YOU for your contribution..."This is the power of volunteering"To celebrate National Volunteer Week 2014 we are launching the St John SA Cookbook, developed for members by members. Pl...

Why St John?
Convenient and Flexible >> BOOK A COURSECloser to you with more training sites across SA - Now training at Tonsley!Course schedules that suit you, with various times availableFlexible delivery options, including onsite training for businessCust...

Not sure which course?
If you have never done a first aid course before and would like to obtain a range of first aid skills, our PROVIDE FIRST AID COURSE is for you. It is our most popular course, and is available in one day or two day delivery options. Thi...

Latest Timetables
To find out the dates, times and locations of our upcoming training courses please refer to the links below. September 2018 timetable October 2018 timetable November 2018 timetable December 2018 timetable cn=ot& onetagid=2651& ns=1& activityVa...

The Companion & Treasured Times
This is the Newsletter of the St John SA Community Care Program and The St John SA Circle of Friends Program. The Newsletter is distributed three times annually to all current Clients and Volunteers. Happy Reading! The Companion & Treasured Times - E...

Careers
This is the Newsletter of the St John SA Community Care Program and The St John SA Circle of Friends Program. The Newsletter is distributed three times annually to all current Clients and Volunteers. Happy Reading! The Companion & Treasured Times - E...

e-Learning
Book an e-Learning Course >> E-learning courses are designed to be easy to use. They complement existing accredited courses and have the following benefits:Convenient: Online learning at one’s own premises (home or workplace)Accessible:...

Videos
Worst Aid to First Aid http://www.stjohnsa.com.au/training/workplace-compliance Defibrilator Awareness http://www.stjohnsa.com.au/shop/defibrillators Social Inclusion First Aid in Schools Youth Engagement Our People Awards Day ...

XMAS SPECIAL
5 DAYS ONLY 40% off selected first aid kits.   SMALL LEISURE KIT (FAK200)NOW $29.00 was $49.95Delivery is $15 Metro and $18 Country   MEDIUM LEISURE KIT (FAK 205)NOW $52.00 was $87.06Delivery is $15 Metro and $18 Country &nb...

First Aid in the Workplace Readiness Information Session
First aid compliance is a complex area and it is easy to misinterpret the first aid code of practice. The Code has changed the first aid responsibilities of South Australian businesses, in fact businesses think they are First Aid READY for a Fi...

Mates Rates Summer Savers Special
OFFER EXTENDED until 31st JANUARY! Buy one course and get the 2nd at 50% OFFPlease call 1300 360 455 to book and quote 'MATES RATES'. Be quick - limited places available!Offer valid on Cardiopulmonary (CPR) and Provide First Aid (PFA) courses on...

Unique Student Identifier
Download a pdf flyer. The Australian Government, Department of Industry have created a national database of all enrolments in Vocational Education and Training (VET) from 1 January, 2015. This includes Certificate, Diploma and short courses like...

Defib Offer
Must call 08 8306 6902 to purchase. HURRY - LIMITED TIME ONLY!  Did you know?... Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is the leading cause of death in Australia. The chance of surviving a sudden cardiac arrest increases from 10% to 80% when there’...

Caring for Kids Course
  Our Caring For Kids First Aid Training Course includes a 'Caring for Babies and Children' book all for $75.00 (valued at $87.00). BOOK A CARING FOR KIDS COURSE >> View the Caring for Kids Course brochure pdf.    Watch th...

Courses
  Our Caring For Kids First Aid Training Course includes a 'Caring for Babies and Children' book all for $75.00 (valued at $87.00). BOOK A CARING FOR KIDS COURSE >> View the Caring for Kids Course brochure pdf.    Watch th...

EASTER KIT SPECIALS
  Must call 1300 ST JOHN (1300 78 5646) to purchase and quote ‘EASTER’. Offer valid on Boating Kit, Pet Kit, Camping Kit and Car Kit only. Offer valid until 5pm Friday 10 April 2015. Offer cannot be used in conjunction...

Maintenance
The St John Ambulance SA online class bookings page is unavailable due to maintenance.Please call St John Ambulance SA on 1300 785 646  to book your class.Thank you ...

Mental Health First Aid
       "Many of us are trained in first aid but rarely have to use it. With mental health first aid, we are required to use it regularly in everyday life" - Rae-Anne (Master Instructor - Mental Health First Aid Trainer)...

Spring has arrived!
  Spring has arrived, but so have the allergies. Asthma and hayfever are closely linked, and approximately 80% of people with asthma also suffer from hayfever. Therefore this time of year may result in some workplaces experiencing an increased r...

Break the Barrier
Would you know what to do in an emergency situation? If you don't know first aid you can't help. To make sure you are prepared and equipped with the skills to save a life, book a St John first aid course online or call 1300 ST JOHN (78 5646). Cours...

October 2015
Vital Signs eNews provides the latest information and updates on first aid compliance in workplace, first aid tips for the home, competitions and the latest happenings at St John SA. Confronting new ad set to ‘break’ the first aid ba...

Bendigo Bank
Thank you to our Presenting Partner Bendigo Bank We are grateful for their support and will continue to contribute to South Australian communities together.Go to: https://www.bendigobank.com.au/public/     ...

November 2015
Vital Signs eNews provides the latest information and updates on first aid compliance in workplace, first aid tips for the home, competitions and the latest happenings at St John SA. Our latest campaign Break the Barrier has already been a talki...

December 2015 *Christmas Edition*
Vital Signs eNews provides the latest information and updates on first aid compliance in workplace, first aid tips for the home, competitions and the latest happenings at St John SA. Once again, St John Volunteers responded promptly and efficien...

EHS Staff, Members & Equipment
Event Health Services can provide the full range of medical personnel – including first responders, advanced responders, paramedics, nurses and doctors. In our experience, the provision of St John first responders and advanced responders is typ...

Event Organiser Info
Before your event Once St John Event Health Services has accepted your request and been briefed on your event, you can confidently leave the mitigation of medical risk to us. Based on the event briefing, St John Event Health Services will: ...

Testimonials
“I am impressed as always. I have ALWAYS done my courses through St John and I ALWAYS will”.  – Rebecca Davis  “Just finished my Apply First Aid course today. Great teaching. I would definitely recommend to ever...

In case of emergency evacuation plan
An emergency requiring you to evacuate is something many of us rarely think about. However, implementing an evacuation plan in case of such an emergency could be the difference between life and death. The reasons for evacuation can vary from natural ...

Common Cents
 What is St John SA’s Common Cents Program? An employee committing the cents from each of their pay (ie everything right of the decimal place) to St John SA as a tax deductible donationYour payroll team will pool these funds and then ...

First Aid in Schools
St John SA first launched its First Aid in Schools (FAiS) program in 2013. To date, we have trained over 50,000 primary school children in crucial lifesaving skills. FAiS is available to school children from Reception through to Year 7. Additional in...

Events Feedback
We appreciate all client and patient feedback and welcome your suggestions. Send us an email to let us know about your experience with our services!   St John Ambulance SA is committed to continuous improvement and we review all feedba...

View AED Locations
We appreciate all client and patient feedback and welcome your suggestions. Send us an email to let us know about your experience with our services!   St John Ambulance SA is committed to continuous improvement and we review all feedba...

Promotion
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BELS for teachers
Basic Emergency Life Support - Onsite courses for your team - Exclusively available to registered teachers Our BELS courses are customised to the education sector and Department for Education and Child Development (DECD) approved. They...

Schools
 First Aid Compliance made easy Now available, the new 2018 School & Teacher First Aid Education & Compliance Guide. Download your copy today. IN THIS YEAR'S EDITION...  St John SA’s mission is to make first aid part of everyon...

St John encourages all South Australians to have a first aid kit in their car before going away for Easter
Order before Easter for free delivery. Also available at Snowy's Outdoor Centres and National Pharmacies.  Call our customer service team on 1300 360 455 for advice on the right kit for you. Every kit bought from St John direct comes with sticke...

SAFM Campaign It's Me at the Clipsal
St John have launched a new campaign on SAFM to encourage all South Australians to learn first aid. Listen to SAFM radio campaign  This is part of a larger campaign raising awareness of all the services and opportunities St John offer Sout...

Cadets in the limelight!
ABC’s ‘Behind The News’ found out all about St John Cadets – everyday kids learning how to save lives. The news story first aid cadets showcases their skills and the work Cadets undertake at events and festivals, and shows the...

St John in need of new leaders to work with Cadets
St John are in need of new leaders to work with our Cadets (8-18yrs). You may have read the article in the The Advertiser St John Cadets in need of aid on Saturday 28 January 2012 and the positive comments about being involved with St ...

St John and Adelaide Zoo help parents learn first aid
Knowing what to do with the kids can be a barrier to learning first aid and now with the one day certified course on offer it's easy. The summer holidays has two First Aid Fasttrack courses on offer on 10th and 17th January 2012, with April holidays ...

St John Ambulance Australia SA Inc Annual Report released
The 2010/2011 Annual Report has been released and is available to view online.  St John Ambulance Australia SA Inc 2010/2011 Annual Report (pdf)...

New St John Pet Kit because pets are precious too
With most people considering pets as important members of the family the new St John Pet Kit provides all-important first aid treatment products in one package to deal with pet injury and post-veterinary treatment needs. The pet kits were specificall...

The Governor of South Australia gets hands on with first aid training
Less than one in ten Australians feel confident that they can administer even basic first aid if faced with an emergency. As a representative of the South Australian community the Governor, His Excellency Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce, was keen take acti...

St John iPhone app saves a life!
Jason Pestell, a Melbourne comedian used his iPhone and the St John First Aid app to save the life of a man he came across unconscious on the street. Watch his interview and download the app:  ...

Helping local business meet complaince standards
St John increase their service to Eyre Peninsula. With new workplace first aid compliance laws coming into effect on 10th December last year, it’s vitally important that your workplace has correctly stocked first aid kits and adequately trained...

Free St John First Aid course hosted by Target
More than 300 children are killed as a result of injuries obtained in the home, and a further 60,000 are hospitalised by accidents in Australia each year. In a bid to counteract this growing problem, St John Ambulance and Target are proud to have for...

Lottery win for St John!
St John Ambulance Australia (SA) Inc today announced a sponsorship alliance withSA Lotteries that will benefit more than 14,000 South Australians receiving first aid treatment at public events over the next 12 months. St John volunteers are proud to...

St John advocates first aid L plates for learner drivers
As many young South Australians take to the road for the first time it is important to recognise that road crashes are the leading cause of death for young people under the age of 25. To bring home the importance of responsible driving, the RAA will ...

Free St John First Aid hosted by Target
More than 300 children are killed as a result of injuries obtained in the home, and a further 60,000 are hospitalised by accidents in Australia each year. In a bid to counteract this growing problem, St John Ambulance and Target are proud to have for...

Volunteer with St John the journey may last a lifetime!
Whether to give back to the community, to further an interest in health care, event or emergency management or for work experience; there are many reasons why people volunteer with St John.  Whatever your reason, volunteering will be a rewarding...

Channel 9 latest adverts
Watch the latest adverts that aired on Channel 9:            ...

New resuscitation guidelines
Resuscitation changes effective from 1 January 2011. DRSABCD action plan (pdf)...

St John training saves lives
A recent graduate of a St John training course was able to put what she had learned into good use and saved the life of one of her friends. Kye was out with a group of friends after an AFL Grand Final barbecue, when a man approached them and started ...

Pride of St John
Congratulations to St John volunteer Michael Victory who is nominated for the Heroism Medal in this year's Pride of Australia awards. Volunteers doing the community and St John proud! By day, Michael Victory works in hardware sales, but after hours ...

Doctor in the house
Is there a Doctor in your house?  If not, someone qualified and confident in First Aid is a must! It takes as little as a day and you learn in a friendly non-threatening environment with others just like you. The first few minutes in ...

2009 2010 Annual Report released
The 2009-2010 Annual Report from St John SA has been released and is available for download. We are very happy to report another immensely successful year of volunteer service to our community, which further cements our valuable impact on the lives o...

First Aid Compliance laws
With the new First Aid Compliance laws coming into effect from December 10, it is important that all businesses big and small are aware of their requirements when it comes to First Aid trained staff and having the right First Aid kits on site. This l...

RECALL - Saline
We have been notified by a supplier of St John Survival Emergency Products that a batch of their 15ml saline may be contaminated, and in consultation with the TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration) this item is being recalled. SURVIVAL® SAL...

New Code of Practice for First Aid in the Workplace
A new Code of Practice for First Aid in the Workplace has been approved, and following a 12 month transitional period, will come into operation on 10 December 2010. The new code has been approved by the South Australian Government under Section ...

One day Senior First Aid course
Access online materials for your course (eg One Day Senior First Aid), or just refresh your knowledge. ...

St John release First Aid app for Android
As the temperature rises so does the risk of sustaining injuries outdoors. Contrary to popular belief leisure activities are the most common activity being undertaken when a person is injured, ahead of sporting and work-related injuries.* St John Am...

Ride Within Your Limits at the BUPA Challenge
    St John Volunteers will be positioned at each of the four possible starting points along the Stage 4 Tour Down Under route, at drinking stations, and the finish line. St John Health Advisor Susan Loechel encourages participants to ride...

Tour Down Under, Big Day Out and Australia Day celebrations stretch St John
  The services of St John Ambulance SA have never before been in such high demand, with St John Volunteers preparing for one of their busiest weeks on record. St John will provide first aid support and patient care for South Australians during e...

Free checklist for workplace First Aid compliance
Is your workplace First Aid Compliant?Workplaces are expected to undertake a risk assessment evaluation in order to identify the first aid equipment, procedures and qualified first aiders they should have in place.Our new St John First Aid C...

St John Education Support Award - applications for Semester 1 - NOW OPEN
In recognition of the contribution made by members to the community through St John Ambulance Australia (SA) Inc, the Board of Directors is pleased to offer the St John Education Support Award (STJEA) to current St John members enrolled or seeking...

St John meeting with State Government
St John Ambulance SA CEO Sharyn Mitten will meet with the Health Minister John Hill at the SA Health Building in Hindmarsh Square at 3.30pm this afternoon.Ms Mitten is returning from Port Pirie and Port Augusta to attend the meeting, after she was...

It's All About Animals!
St John have developed a Pet First Aid Kit with the help of Zoos SA for your very important furry family members! Launched last year at the Royal Show, it will be available again at the St John stand in the Goyder Pavilion or purchase from the Shop...

St John and RAA working together to better prepared SA drivers for roadside emergency
The two iconic brands of RAA and St John Ambulance are working together to make South Australian drivers better prepared for a roadside emergency.In the five years 2007-2011, there were 32,132 crashes on South Australian roads involving at least o...

First Aid saves lives, time and health costs - Dr Fiona Wood
Visit Adelaide Now for story and comments from public:Burns surgeon Professor Fional Wood AM is urging "everyone" to learn first aid, to cut both treatment time and healthcare costs.  The former Australian of the Year and director of the...

St John Cadets - 'pint sized paramedics' looking for leaders
With a fast-growing and popular Youth Development program, St John are on the look-out for Cadet Leaders. Being a St John Cadet Leader involves leading a group of young people a night a week at your local Division, teaching new skills and managing ...

SA Coroner wants defibrillator training
A workplace death has prompted the South Australian coroner to call for defibrillator training to be included in first aid training for employees at worksites that have the resuscitation equipment. Coroner Mark Johns also urged employers to e...

Pride of St John
Congratulations to St John volunteer Michael Victory who is nominated for the Heroism Medal in this year's Pride of Australia awards. Volunteers doing the community and St John proud!BY day, Michael Victory works in hardware sales, but after hours...

St John Community Care reducing social isolation
Channel 7's Melody Horrill reported:"Around 20 percent of older Australians experience loneliness and feel removed from society, and these feelings of isolation can have a huge impact on their health" says Professor Andrew Beer from the Unive...

St John urges Big Day Out revellers to party safely
St John Ambulance SA is encouraging everyone who attends Adelaide’s Big Day Out to party safely, have a good time and, and keep a close eye on their friends. Of the 200 patients treated at last year’s event the greater majority sort as...

First Aid stories competition winner
And the winner of the Samsung Galaxy 3 is......Michelle of Salisbury Downs.See her story on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/stjohnambulancesa ...

St John prepares South Australian communities by building resilience
In a bid to save more lives and build community resilience, St John Ambulance SA has equipped all members in South Australia with a Community First Aid Kit. St John Ambulance CEO Sharyn Mitten is excited to see substantial first aid resources in ...

St John Smart Phone App To Help Treat Snake Bites Over Summer
Snake bikes, and sightings of snakes in South Australia, are at the most extreme levels seen in 40 years. According to SA snake removal company, Snake Aaaaway Services, more than 30 phone calls are being made each day reporting snake bites and sight...

Pack a First Aid Kit in your Car at Easter
As thousands of South Australians hit the road for the Easter long weekend, St John Ambulance SA is urging drivers to focus on road safety, and to pack a first-aid kit in their car.Director of the Royal Adelaide Hospital trauma services and St Joh...

St John sets the benchmark for quality reporting in South Australia
St John Ambulance SA has set the benchmark for quality reporting in South Australia in the not-for-profit sector, after finishing Runner-Up  in the $5-to-$30 million category in the sixth annual PwC Transparency Awards in Melbourne. St John a...

St John on the hunt for new youth leaders
St John Ambulance SA is on the hunt for new leaders to keep up with their ever expanding youth program. In the past four years, St John Cadet numbers have doubled to 800 across 35 divisions in South Australia, and St John is eager to continue to g...

St John Ambulance Museum Reopens
Over the years, the St John uniforms have changed, the equipment has dramatically improved and documents have been kept since its establishment as an organisation.  Glimpses of all this history are now on display at the Museum where the comm...

St John says Thanks a Million
National Volunteer Week   13-19 May 2013 Across Australia during May, people and organisations will acknowledge National Volunteer Week – a celebration of the work of the millions of volunteers that help in all sorts of ways. It̵...

New Sports First Aid course helps make sport safer
Former Socceroos Captain, John Kosmina, feels so strongly about first aid that he’s agreed to become a St John Ambassador, and believes first aid training should be mandatory - particularly for junior clubs. “Growing up I saw my brother ...

St John launch free First Aid in Schools program across South Australia
St John Ambulance SA, the state’s leading provider of First Aid services, is launching a community program to equip thousands of school aged children across South Australia with vital First Aid skills that could help them save a life.  In...

Bank supports its community in a heartbeat
Robe, Wednesday 3 July 2013: Robe Community Bank® Branch in partnership with St John Ambulance SA and Lions Club Robe will present the community with two life-saving automatic defibrillator units this week.The units will be located at Robe Go...

First Aid in The Workplace
The new First Aid in the Workplace Code of Practice July 2012 now states that Applied First Aid is the minimum requirement for workplaces. First aiders should hold nationally recognised Statement/s of Attainment issued by a Registered Training Org...

St John looking after SA businesses at Royal Adelaide Show
For the very first time St John Ambulance SA will have a mock first aid room at the Royal Adelaide Show to demonstrate what’s required in workplaces to keep employees safe. The first aid room at the entrance to the Jubilee Pavilion will be ...

St John Urges School Leavers to Look After Their Mates at Schoolies
St John Ambulance SA is encouraging all year twelve students at schoolies to keep an eye on their mates, and travel in pairs at all times during the three day festival. With thousands of school leavers converging on Victor Harbor, staying in close...

St John SA Distributes Annual Report First Aid Kit to Members
In a first for St John, the Annual Report will be published exclusively online, and available to view for all stakeholders wherever they are in the world. This year’s Annual Report is more interactive than ever before, and includes short vid...

St John provides support to bushfire fighting efforts
St John SA CEO Sharyn Mitten pays tribute to the many St John volunteers who have supported the state’s emergency services defending our communities in some brutal conditions.  The past week has seen extreme weather and blistering te...

St John Urges Cyclists to Ride within their Limits at BUPA Challenge
St John Ambulance SA has warned that recreational riders who take part in tomorrow’s 2014 BUPA Challenge Tour should ride within their limits during the Santos Tour Down Under event. Around 5000 recreational riders are expected to take part...

St John Urges All Learner Drivers To Learn First Aid
St John Ambulance SA is urging all Learner Drivers to train in first aid at the same time as training for their driver's license, to equip young people with the skills that could save lives at the scene of a crash.The first aid provider is taking...

ST JOHN PREPARES FOR THE FIRST AFL SHOWDOWN AT ADELAIDE OVAL
St John Ambulance SA is preparing for the first sell out event on Saturday, when the Port Adelaide Football Club takes on the Adelaide Crows at the newly redeveloped Adelaide Oval. 55,000 footy fans are expected at the new facility on March 29, as...

There’s always room for a First Aid Kit in the car this Easter!
As hundreds of South Australian’s hit the road for the Easter long weekend, St John Ambulance SA is encouraging all drivers to focus on road safety, and to remember to pack a first aid kit in their car, caravan, boat or trailer. St John Am...

The Importance of First Aid Training
Wendy Smith of Salisbury did her first aid training at St John SA Elizabeth training centre on a stinking hot day in January.  Wendy said it was so hot, the class participants thought they would be giving first aid to each other!Then last wee...

St John Chief Sharyn Mitten named a 2014 South Australian Business Women Finalist
The resolve to build community resilience and passion for empowering cultures has seen St John Ambulance South Australia (STJSA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Sharyn Mitten, named a finalist in the Community and Government category at last nigh...

Escape by Millimetres for South Australian Snakebite Victim
Prime example of the importance of having trained first aiders in the workplace. St John trained employees at Australian Portable Camps performed first aid on a work mate who was bitten by a brown snake... If the snake that bit Helen Palmer h...

St John Targeting Workforce First Aid Readiness
South Australian businesses and employers could be putting employees and customers at risk by failing to meet their first aid responsibilities, says St. John Ambulance SA (STJSA). At the start of Safe Work Week 2014, the not-for-profit organisati...

Safety must be top priority
A week after a 21-year-old worker was tragically killed at an Adelaide construction site after reportedly falling under a passing truck, Safe Work Week was launched. Last financial year approximately 20,000 South Australians were injured at w...

Governor of SA joins the St John community
Deputy Prior Investiture On Friday 31 October 2014 we officially welcomed His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AO, Governor of South Australia to the St John community in the role of Deputy Prior.   In a special Investiture Ceremony he...

St John Annual Awards Day Honours Local Heroes
An 82 year old man will be among 96 individuals whose extraordinary achievements will be recognised at St John Ambulance South Australia’s annual Awards Day on Saturday, November 1. The Awards Day, held at Government House, is a special occ...

St John Urges School Leavers to Party Safely at Schoolies
With alcohol-related issues the most common problem treated by St John Ambulance SA at last year’s Schoolies Festival, the state’s leading first aid and event health services provider is encouraging all year twelve students to party safel...

Imogen Named Top Cadet Leader
Young Heathfield woman Imogen Lee has dealt with more medical situations than most people her age, including heart attacks, anaphylaxis, dehydration and grazed knees.Now the 20-year-old St John Ambulance SA volunteer has been awarded for her years of...

What happens inside the Schoolies Medical Centre?
IT took the consumption of a 700ml bottle of vodka in half an hour and a further 10 alcoholic drinks throughout Saturday for one schoolie to become so drunk he fell unconscious. The teenage boy was rushed in to the makeshift medical centre on the bus...

Young Life in Father's Hands
Emergency first aid knowledge prevents family tragedy INSTEAD of unwrapping chocolate eggs and spending time with his five-year-old daughter on Easter Monday, 2008, former Mount Gambier man Miles Parkinson was fighting to save her life.His knowledge ...

St John Takes Pressure Off Hospital Emergency Departments at Schoolies
A team of over 30 St John personnel treated more than 350 young people over the weekend at the 2014 Schoolies Festival providing massive relief for hospital emergency departments. The team from St John, the state’s leading provider of first a...

Celebrating 75 years of St John in Whyalla
Whyalla St John Ambulance operations branch volunteers celebrated its 75th anniversary on Saturday, November 15.The event kicked off on Saturday afternoon with an annual inspection in which members formed a parade and were inspected by several dignit...

URGENT SUMMER APPEAL
20 year old saved by St John at AsiaFest in Rymill Park. Jamie went into cardiac arrest at the recent AsiaFest in Rymill Park, and fortunately for him, three highly trained and equipped St John volunteers where on the spot. It all happened in minutes...

First on the Scene
Confronted with a motorcyclist with two broken legs, the last thing you’d expect a 15 year old to do is respond in a calm and controlled manner – unless they’re Miriam Russell. “I was at the Mallala Speedway and this guy was f...

New Defibrillator for Coffin Bay Community
THE Coffin Bay community has received a life-saving defibrillator from St John Ambulance Australia.St John and Cummins District Community Bank presented the defibrillator and a security case to the Coffin Bay Emergency Ready Committee at the Coffin B...

SA Businesses Overlooking First Aid
According to Safe Work SA, around 20,000 South Australians were injured at work in the 12 months to July 2014. Also, many work-related injuries required significant treatment and rehabilitation with traumatic joint, ligament, muscle and tendon injuri...

Be a Safer Road User these Holidays - Pack a First Aid Kit
One of the sad realities of the Christmas holiday season is the tragic number of people killed or seriously injured on our roads each year. According to police road crash statistics, for the period 2011 – 2013 during the months of December ...

Noble St John
AS a key support agency, St John Ambulance volunteers have had a continuous presence at each of the CFS staging points across the bushfire sites since the fires began at Sampson Flat last week and earlier at Tantanoola. We estimate that our v...

St John Annual Cadet Competition
The annual St John Ambulance cadet competition was held in Darwin on Saturday and tested the First Aid skills of 27 young competitors from across Australia, including representation from St John SA.The cadets, aged between 12 and 25-years-old, were p...

Bushfire Appeal to Help Rebuild Communities
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank and St John Ambulance SA today launched an appeal to help South Australian communities recovering from the January 2015 Bushfires. The Bank’s Chief Financial Officer, Richard Fennell, and St John Ambulance SA CEO S...

BROTHERS 3 WILL MAKE ADELAIDE DEBUT ON AUSTRALIA DAY
Brothers3 – the country/pop sensation that gained national attention on televisions X-Factor in 2014 will make the debut performance in Adelaide at the Australia Day in the City event. A record crowd is expected to attend this years Australia ...

Experts' Sunstroke Alert Ahead of Hottest Events
More South Australian are being admitted to hospital for sunstroke than ever before, prompting warnings from health experts as the mercury level soars. Latest SA Health figures reveal a sharp increase in the number of people treated in hospital for ...

New St John Campaign to Take SA Businesses from Worst Aid to First Aid
Workplace Compliance Checklist >> First Aid Compliance in the Workplace >> St John Ambulance SA has introduced an ingenious advertising campaign to highlight the importance of reducing injuries and saving lives in South Aus...

Safety First - a Business Imperative
What do the Foo Fighters, the Monster Truck Rumble, the Future Music Festival and South Australian Cricket Association, have in common? All have engaged Business SA to review, plan and help implement workplace health and safety regimes to ensure publ...

It pays to be prepared if you’re camping this Easter – and there’s a bonus offer!
With thousands of South Australians preparing to take to the roads and enjoy the warm weather on a camping holiday this Easter long weekend, St John Ambulance SA is encouraging holiday makers to focus on safety and make sure a first aid kit is on the...

St John Youth Cadets join forces to pay Homage to fallen diggers
More than 150 St John Cadets will be joining forces with other youth organisations during the Anzac Eve Youth Vigils to stand guard over War Memorials in the lead up to the 100thanniversary of the Anzac Day Dawn Vigil. In true military tradition...

Research shows importance of keeping vital skills up to date
New St John Ambulance WA research shows recency of training has a profound influence on people’s confidence in delivering first aid.The Roy Morgan research showed confidence and ability doubled when people had done first aid training in the pas...

Workplace safety focus
A PROMOTIONAL campaign by St John Ambulance has put the spotlight on reducing injuries and saving lives in workplaces across the state. The Worst Aid to First Aid campaign follows several incidents in South Australian workplaces with serious and c...

Safety first at work - always
ST JOHN Ambulance SA’s new advertising campaign is about putting workplace safety at the top of every business’s agenda. Aimed directly at South Australian employers and employees, the Worst Aid to First Aid campaign takes a lighthea...

30,000 PRIMARY SCHOOL KIDS FIRST AID SAVVY THANKS TO ST JOHN
More than 30,000 South Australian school children are now equipped with vital first aid skills that could help them save a life, thanks to St John Ambulance SA.  The State’s leading provider of first aid services launched the no cost ...

GLENELG GRANDFATHER SAVED BY ST JOHN VOLUNTEERS
Using a combination of quick thinking and the application of vital first aid procedures, two young St John Volunteers were able to save the life of a cyclist, left fighting for his life after collapsing on his bike. Sarah Morphett, 19, and Eleni...

ST JOHN TEACHES SKILLS FOR LIFE
A St John Ambulance volunteer is inviting other people from the community to share the same experiences he has gone through. Jay Thompson, 17, has been volunteering with St John's Ambulance since 2008 and currently has the rank of Corporal. Jay sai...

ST JOHN'S LIFE SAVED BY LOCALS
GOOLWA - A local volunteer first aid service is "out of the red" following a positive membership campaign result. Goolwa St John division has been saved from closure at Christmas 2015, with about seven new members signing up during an information ...

RAY CREEN JOINS ST JOHN AMBULANCE SA AS NEW CEO
Highly respected emergency services leader Ray Creen has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of St John Ambulance SA. Mr Creen is currently the NSW Ambulance Services Commissioner and has a long and impressive pedigree with a caree...

New Bicycle Response Team Gets to Patients Faster at Crowded Events
A NEW breed of helmeted heroes is hitting our streets and will be on hand at this weekend’s Sunday Mail City-Bay fun run. St John Ambulance volunteers now have shiny new tools in their first aid kits — bicycles.The organisation has set up...

ST JOHN GIVES MENTAL HEALTH A LOUDER VOICE
With more and more Australians struggling with mental health problems, St John Ambulance SA has for the first time introduced a first aid training program concentrating specifically on mental health. BOOK A COURSE OR FIND OUT MORE >> ...

Legendary Eight Year Old Saves the Life of his Four Year Old Friend
He's a little Aussie hero, and we know why! Judd saved the life of his 4 year old friend on a recent family holiday using the skills he learned in St John's free First Aid in Schools program. Channel 7's Sunrise and Channel 10's The Project both int...

St John Annual Awards Day 2015 Honours Local Heroes
Giving back to the community has been a commitment spanning more than 62 years for just one of the 100 individuals to be recognised at St John Ambulance South Australia’s annual Awards Day on Saturday, October 24. The Awards Day, held at G...

St John Launches Confronting New TV Ad Campaign
St John Ambulance SA is about to launch a graphic and confronting new television campaign which shows a distraught mother unable to save her drowning son. VIEW BREAK THE BARRIER VIDEO >> LISTEN TO THE RADIO AD >> The ad sho...

Passion for Caring Lands Cadet Top Honour
When a school mate fell off his bike during a trip to China, Hrishikesh Rajaram jumped into action. "My friends and I were in China last year cycling around and one of my friends fell down and almost went unconscious," Hrishikesh, 17, says. "My ex...

Break the Barrier is Breaking News! 
Our new campaign Break the Barrier is proving to be a real talking point in the media, appearing on multiple platforms including Channel 7's Today Tonight program and in the Sunday Mail. Based on St John Western Australia's experiences with running t...

It's Life or Death
A CONFRONTING media campaign which shows a distressed mother unable to save her drowning son will hit television screens tonight sending a powerful message about the importance of basic first aid training.The St John Ambulance “Break the Barrie...

Partnership Keeps Communities Safe 
Adelaide, Friday 13 November 2015: Soaring temperatures, outdoor festivals and the return of cricket – summer in South Australia is a busy time for St John volunteers. And with the warmer weather on its way, Bendigo Bank is pleased to announce ...

Pinery Fires – SA Appeal 
Yesterday we launched an Appeal in partnership with Bendigo Bank as bushfires continued to impact on communities north of Adelaide.   Our Community Bank® partner in Virginia, which is only 15 kilometres from the fire front and which has ha...

St John congratulates top 10 Charity Reputation Index organisations 
St John Ambulance Australia is delighted to have been named in the top 10 of the 2015 Charity Reputation Index.   “It is very pleasing to see that so many service-based organisations providing a first response have been named in the top 1...

St John puts your life saving skills to the test!
Thursday February 18, 2016: St John SA volunteers are inviting everyone to put their first aid skills to the test at their pop-up first aid tent on Rundle Mall tomorrow. Everyone from shoppers to Fringe goers can drop by the first aid tent to ch...

Minister Zoe Bettison Tours St John Facilities at Clipsal 500
Minister Zoe Bettison will see St John SA volunteers in action first hand when she tours the St John medical and treatment facilities at the Clipsal 500 on Thursday. With over 300 volunteers assisting the public with medical requirements over th...

Making a Difference at the Moonlight Markets
This Friday, St John SA and Bendigo Bank will be out in force at the final installment of the Campbelltown City Council’s 2015/16 Moonlight Markets, raising funds for the Volunteer for a Volunteer campaign through the sale of vital first aid ki...

Pack the BBQ, pack the kids, pack a first aid kit – you could save a life
As thousands of people gear up to take to the roads for this Easter long weekend, South Australia’s leading first aid provider, St John SA, is urging holiday makers to pack a first aid kit. 96 per cent of South Australians feel first aid ...

Water safety is no joke on April Pools Day
In response to an alarming increase in the number of drownings in Australia, a coalition of like-minded organisations has pooled their resources to launch April Pools Day, a campaign squarely targeted at increasing CPR-preparedness in the community.&...

First Aid Miracle - Johnny reunites with St John Hero who saved his life
Critically hurt after coming off his motor bike, Johnny was minutes away from death, but has lived to tell his tale thanks to a passer by. St John volunteer, David, acted quickly and applied the right first aid treatment until further help arrived. C...

Sister's Skills Save Little Brother
WHILE many 12-year-olds may have panicked, big sister Hayley McPhee calmly used her St John Ambulance skills to save the life of her baby brother. Hayley's mum Nicky Blake says she put baby Ryder, seven months old at the time, in her car, and Hayl...

Take stock of your first aid kit
The end of the financial year is fast approaching – in fact it’s only days away. It’s usually at this time of year that businesses get their books in order and do their annual stock take. When doing your stock take this year, itR...

St John SA annual Investiture Ceremony
On June 24th this year St John celebrated its annual Investiture Ceremony.This year’s ceremony fell on the Feast Day of John the Baptist who of course is our organisations patron saint, making this occasion particularly special. Held in the gra...

Are you prepared for an emergency?
South Australia can be a state of extremes, any time of the year. This winter has seen Adelaide pummeled with some spectacular rainfall, hail, wild winds and even a bit of snow in the Mount Lofty Ranges. And let’s not forget our extreme summer...

First aid in schools teaches 1 million little champions
This week St John Ambulance Australia celebrated a wonderful milestone – we have taught lifesaving first aid skills to 1 million children nationwide through our First Aid in Schools program. The St John team were at Port Melbourne Primary Schoo...

First aid training - fast tracked!
St John SA is excited to announce a new addition to our suite of training courses. We now offer a very convenient, fast tracked Provide First Aid Express course that can be completed in under 6 hours. Even better, the course is located centrally in t...

Defibrillator Awareness Month
October is the official month for Defibrillator Awareness, also known as Shoctober. In the event of cardiac arrest, a defibrillator on hand can mean the difference between life and death. Killing between 23,000 and 33,000 Australians each year, cardi...

First Aid in Schools coming soon!
Since 2013 St John SA has successfully trained over 40,000 primary school student’s first aid! And with inspiring stories often being received, we know this program saves lives.Our First Aid in Schools (FAiS) program has been such a success, we...

St John SA Awards Day 2016
Giving back to the community has been a commitment spanning more than 52 years for just one of the many individuals who were recognised at the St John Ambulance South Australia’s annual Awards Day on Saturday, October 29.The Awards Day, held at...

Schoolies week begins!
Exams are over, uniforms have been swapped for shorts and thongs and muck up day is already a fading memory. That’s right, it’s schoolies week! The time of year where hard working year 12 students can draw a line in the sand for their hig...

Inaugural St John SA Golf Day
With months of lead up and preparation, the St John SA inaugural golf day went off with a bang! The event was held on the 18th of November at the beautiful Grange Golf course as a fundraiser for our First Aid in Schools program. The day itself was a ...

First Aid in Schools website is live!
St John SA is excited to announce that our dedicated First Aid in Schools website has officially launched! We can now show you our fantastic new state of the art crowd funding website thanks to the excellent work from 2excel. To ensure the First Aid ...

Safety under the summer sun
With a new year comes a new set of goals and resolutions for many of us. The usual suspects at the top of the list include be healthy and do more exercise, leading to spending more time outdoors and at the beach, especially for those of us who may b...

Australia Day celebrations but don't forget your DRSABC!
Australia Day, one of our favourite holidays, is almost upon on us. With the Australian BBQ’s in full swing, a few of us will be nursing sore heads on Friday morning, however for those who thought well in advance and requested Friday off, an e...

BURNS, BANDAGES AND GOODIE BAGS – First aid is seriously fun!
Every primary school aged child trained in life saving first aid by 2020! This is St John SA’s goal and we are well on our way, but we still need your help! With a brand new website, new updated learning materials and engaging goodie bags, tr...

Clipsal 500 begins today - don't forget to slip slop slap!
Mad March has begun, kicking off with the Adelaide Clipsal 500! Our fantastic St John SA personnel will once again be on the ground providing medical support for all of the car enthusiasts and rev heads having fun in the sun. This is St John SA̵...

Get to know St John SA volunteer Tom Theel
For Thomas Theel, starting as a cadet sparked a passion for helping other young people excel with St John. Ten years on, Tom is now an influential Cadet Leader with the Unley Cadet Division, developing engaging learning programs and mentoring juniors...

Children and choking - how to respond and save a life
With busy lives and many things going on at the same time it can be easy to become distracted. Curious babies and children have a tendency to put things in their mouth – often in those moments we aren’t looking. Choking is a common risk f...

Winter is coming and so is the flu!
Summer has been and gone with autumn almost reaching its halfway point. This means flu season is fast approaching. Not to be confused with the common cold, the flu, or influenza virus, is highly contagious and can be debilitating. The spread of ...

Stay safe this Easter long weekend
As thousands of people gear up to take to the roads for this Easter long weekend, we urge holiday makers to be vigilant and start their trip prepared with a first aid kit in the car. Caravanning, camping and swimming (if the water isn’t too col...

It's National Diabetes Week
At first sight, the young man at the bus stop appears drunk. He’s been sick on the ground and seems confused and lethargic. He clearly needs some help. Would you know what to do?* In Event Health Services, our volunteers come across many s...

National Farm Safety Week 2017
There’s a romantic notion about country life: closely-knit communities, quality family time, kids growing up in touch with nature. Fresh air, open space, green fields and grazing sheep. For those of us used to bumper-to-bumper peak hour traffic...

Stop Tooling Around
August 2017 is Tradies National Health Month which aims to raise awareness of the health and safety risks posed to those who work in trade occupations—not only among the tradies themselves, but their families, employers and the wider community....

Know your CPR!
Australia’s No. 1 killer takes a life every 60 minutes – heart attack or cardiac arrest. The most common cause of heart attacks in adults over 35 is coronary heart disease. But younger people can also be affected, for example due to rare ...

More than First Aid
Since 1883, St John Ambulance Australia has been saving lives through first aid, with roles of the organisation taking different courses locally in the country’s states and territories. In South Australia, you can see our volunteers and staff a...

9 September 2017 is World First Aid Day
This Saturday is World First Aid Day, an international initiative founded in the year 2000 to promote the importance of first aid in saving lives and preventing injury. A common misconception among people is that “it won’t happen to me&...

Restart a Heart Day 2017
Today is Restart a Heart Day, an international initiative to raise awareness around cardiac arrest and the importance of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and defibrillation in saving lives. Currently, only 1 in 10 survive a cardiac arrest(1) – thi...

The Holidays and Mental Health
The end of year can be a stressful time. With a new year around the corner, many people reflect on the past year and their achievements. The feeling of not having fulfilled everything they had set out to do can lead to a downwards spiral of negative ...

Thanks to our Aussie everyday Heroes!
Last year, our volunteers helped thousands of patients with clinical treatments at nearly 2,500 events, backed by tens of thousands of training hours to maintain and improve their skills, and dedicated the equivalent of more than 1000 days to enhanci...

You can’t put a price on a life saved - a real-life story
Saturday afternoon, 15 December 2017. A team of four is playing their usual double tennis match in Kensington Gardens. Terry, a sports physician and long-term member of the club, watches his doubles partner closely as he is preparing to serve. There ...

Mad March is Upon Us!
You’re rushing off after work to squeeze in one more Adelaide Fringe show while it’s still in town; you stayed out all weekend to catch a glimpse of Robbie Williams at the Adelaide 500; and you’ve been gearing up for a long weekend ...

Save with the Entertainment Book and St John
Do you like to save money? How would you like to save up to 50% off your next outing? The Entertainment Book has thousands of offers for many of Adelaide’s favourite restaurants, cafes, attractions, hotels, travel, shopping and more! A Members...

Learn about Diabetes Detection Dogs
0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:13.5pt">Let us introduce a type of service dog that you may not be aware exists: the Diabetes Detection Dog. We are not introducing them to our team, as our Event Health Services members are trained and equipped...

Calling all green thumbs!
Calling all green thumbs! The ABC is gearing up to turn their Collinswood location car park into a gardener’s paradise for the biannual ABC Gardeners’ Market. Get your wheelbarrows ready for Saturday 14th April 2018; gates will be open fr...

Infant Choking – How to Save a Life
It’s something you never want to consider or witness – and hopefully you will never have to put these skills into practice – but knowing what to do if your baby is choking is essential for all parents and could very well save their ...

Save a life with an AED
In Australia, sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death, which can affect people of any age, anywhere, at any time. It is estimated that approximately 15,000 people die from sudden cardiac arrest in Australia each year[1]; a statist...

Every Heartbeat Matters!
On Tuesday 8th May 2018, St John SA took over the Aldgate Pump Hotel to launch over Every Heartbeat Matters campaign, which saw the first of over 300 public access defibrillators installed in regional South Australia, thanks to a grant from the Austr...

Reduce your 2018 Tax Bill!
End of Financial Year is less than two weeks away now, meaning you have just enough time to plan those last minute tax savings. Did you know the Government has extended the immediate deductibility threshold for small businesses? This means that if ...

Outback Adventure!
St John SA Commercial Training team partnered with the Army Aboriginal Community Assistance Programme (AACAP) last week, Monday 18th to Wednesday 20th June to deliver First Aid training to the remote Aboriginal Community of Yalata.Yalata is an Aborig...

ABC Gardeners' Market is back!
After severe weather caused the April market to be cancelled, the ABC Gardeners’ Market is back for spring and supporting St John SA again as their charity partner. Get your wheelbarrows ready for Saturday 13th October 2018 and meet us at the ...

St John Ambulance new emergency system
St John Ambulance Australia (SA) has signed an agreement to promote the Assure...

Constitutional Review
The 2010/2011 Annual Report has been released and is available to view online or...

Premium First Aid Training in the city
St John now offer two CBD choices for your Apply First Aid Fasttrack (1 day) - Santos Conservation Centre at the Adelaide Zoo or Cliftons Training Centre, Cnr Grenfell & King Williams Streets. Courses are available now online at www.stjohnsa.com.au/...

St John Rededication Church service
The St John Rededication service gives members the opportunity to dedicate themselves afresh to the service of God and of humanity as they express the responsibilities of their membership. The Order of St John is a Christian Order but not all of its ...

Win a Samsung Galaxy 3 by telling us your first aid story
Have you ever saved a life using first aid skills learnt at work? Or have you had an accident happen at work and first aid was used? We’d love to hear from you! Next year, St John Ambulance will be encouraging business to get first aid compliant and...

New Year's Resolution? Volunteer!
Volunteering with St John allows you to positively connect to your community and make it a better place. It can help you learn new skills, find friends and give a little back. Volunteers find real joy in helping people. They give freely of their ti...

Win a Samsung Galaxy 3 by telling us your first aid story
Have you ever saved a life using first aid skills learnt at work? Or have you had an accident happen at work and first aid was used? We’d love to hear from you! Next year, St John Ambulance will be encouraging business to get first aid compliant and...

Premier Jay Weatherill Tours St John Facilities at Clipsal 500
Ms Mitten is delighted that St John is once again working together with the State Government to ensure the volunteer led organization can serve the community. “We are extremely excited to showcase to the Premier our St John volunteers at their fines...

Free Compliance Checklist to Help SA Business
All businesses large and small should comply with the new First Aid Code of Practice. St John makes finding out if your workplace is compliant easy with the FREE online checklist. It will take around 2 minutes of your time. With over 130 years of ex...