A $311.2 million investment in SA Ambulance Service will provide a massive boost to deliver brand new and completely rebuilt ambulance stations and more staff to provide emergency medical care for South Australians.

The Government of SA has committed to fund the recruitment of 350 new ambos and support development of SAAS infrastructure. The delivery of this extensive program of work will ultimately deliver benefit to all South Australians.

So, what are we investing in?

  • Five new ambulance stations at Norwood, Woodville, Golden Grove, Edwardstown and Adelaide CBD.
  • Completely rebuilding four stations at Campbelltown, Mount Barker, Gawler, Victor Harbor.
  • Upgrading a further 10 stations at Marion, Elizabeth, Whyalla, Mount Gambier, Keith, Peterborough, Mallala, Goolwa, Wallaroo and Aldinga.
  • Purchase of 36 brand new ambulances.
  • Building a brand new Emergency Operations Centre/State Health Control Centre.
  • Recruitment of 350 new SAAS roles including paramedics, emergency service support officers, ambulance officers, clinical leaders and dispatchers.

The entire program of work will be delivered over four years from mid 2022 to mid 2026.

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What have we achieved so far?

  • Recruitment of 16 paramedics for Norwood
  • Recruitment of 12 Emergency Support Service officers for Norwood
  • Recruitment of 16 paramedics for Edwardstown
  • Recruitment of 16 paramedics for Marion
  • Recruitment of 12 paramedics for Gawler
  • Recruitment of 10 dispatchers in our Triple Zero (000) call centre
  • Recruitment of five clinical leads to support patient care
  • A market call to identify a location for the new Emergency Operations Centre/State Health Control Centre
  • Location of a site for the brand new Norwood ambulance station
  • Memorandum of Understanding signed with Victor Harbor Council for land to rebuild the station
  • Search underway for land at Golden Grove, Gawler, Campbelltown, Mount Barker, Woodville, Edwardstown and the Adelaide CBD stations
  • Architects appointed to design stations at Adelaide CBD, Norwood, Edwardstown, Mount Barker, Gawler, Victor Harbor, Campbelltown, Golden Grove and Woodville sites
  • Five new ambulances in operation.

Media releases

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$124 million for largest ever boost to frontline ambos

SAAS launches a new campaign to kickstart its massive recruitment of 350 ambos to boost emergency care.

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New and rebuilt ambo stations for hard-working ambos

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Community Engagement

As we build our new ambulance stations, five of which are in new suburbs to us, community engagement is a high priority during the planning, design and construction phases.

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Our new stations and rebuilds

Over the next four years, we will be building new ambulance stations across the State.

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Our locations

View an interactive map of all ambulance stations in South Australia.

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