Ambulance Coverage - Non-residents

Queensland Residents

Permanent residents of Queensland who receive an ambulance service in NSW are covered under the Queensland Community Ambulance Cover scheme.

SA Residents

Please note that as of July 2015 the South Australian Ambulance Service (SAAS) no longer covers the cost of interstate transports for South Australian pensioners who do not hold an ambulance membership with SAAS, which includes interstate coverage.

Residents of other States

Residents of Western Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory are covered under reciprocal agreements with the NSW Government.

You will need to forward the NSW Ambulance invoice directly to your respective State Ambulance Service or your private health fund to finalise your account.

If the above does not apply to you and you do not fall under any of the other exemption categories, you will remain responsible for payment of the invoice.

Overseas Tourists

There are no reciprocal agreements for ambulance services in NSW and overseas tourists. Overseas tourists visiting the state of NSW are responsible for payment of the full cost of service.

Overseas tourists are encouraged to purchase travel insurance or private health fund cover for the duration of their stay in Australia.

Further information

For more information, download the NSW Ambulance Fees - Interstate and Overseas Residents fact sheet (PDF, 363.51 KB).