Understanding emergency ambulance costs around Australia
Each state in Australia has different arrangements and subsidies for ambulance transport. In some states, ambulance cover is subsidised or free for pensioners and low-income earners. In Queensland and Tasmania, the state governments cover the cost of ambulance services for all residents. People who hold a Department of Veteran’s Affairs health card may be eligible for free ambulance cover in all states of Australia – check with the DVA to find out more.
We have put together a quick summary of ambulance arrangements and average costs for each state, but make sure you check with the relevant government body in your state to confirm if you are eligible.