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Fees and Charges

Charges for NSW residents

From 1 July 2017 NSW residents requiring road, fixed wing aircraft or helicopter or a combination of these, from the scene of an accident, illness or injury to a public hospital or other destination nominated by NSW Ambulance will be charged a call out fee of $372 plus an additional charge of $3.35 per kilometre or part thereof.

 

Road

Fixed Wing

Helicopter

 

Emergency

Non-emergency

Emergency

Emergency

Call-out

$372

(2016 - $364)

$293

($287)

$372

($364)

$372

($364)

Variable rate (p/km)

$3.35

(2016  -$3.29)

$1.81

($1.77)

$3.35

($3.29)

$3.35

($3.29)

Maximum charge        

$6,095

(2016 - $5,971)

$6,095

($5,971)

$6,095

($5,971)

$6,095

($5,971)

 

In NSW, residents who use emergency ambulance services are charged 51 per cent of the actual cost and receive a State Government subsidy of 49 per cent for the remainder. 

Pensioners, health care or Commonwealth seniors concession card holders, Veterans and individuals who hold basic private health insurance or ‘ambulance only’ cover will remain exempt from ambulance fees in NSW.

 

Charges for non NSW residents

Residents of other States or Territories, which are not a party to a Reciprocal

Rights Agreement for ambulance services (currently Queensland and

South Australia do not have an agreement), are charged full cost recovery as

follows:-

 

 

Road

Fixed Wing

Helicopter

 

Emergency

Non-emergency

Emergency

Emergency

Call-out

$714

(2015 - $700)

$287

(2015 - $281)

$714

(2015 - $700)

$714

(2015 - $700)

Variable rate (p/km)

$6.44

(2015 - $6.31)

$1.77

(2015 - $1.74)

$6.44

(2015 - $6.31)

$6.44

(2015 - $6.31)


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