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.

Click here for a fact sheet on the new ambulance stations.

So, what are we investing in?

  • Five new ambulances stations for Adelaide, Norwood, Woodville, Golden Grove and Edwardstown.
  • Completely rebuilding four stations for Campbelltown, Mount Barker, Gawler, and Victor Harbor.
  • Upgrading a further 10 stations for Marion, Elizabeth, Whyalla, Mount Gambier, Keith, Peterborough, Mallala, Goolwa, Wallaroo and Aldinga.
  • A brand-new Headquarters (Emergency Operations Centre and State Health Control Centre)
  • Purchase of 36 brand new ambulances.
  • 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.

Our photo shows the ground-breaking event for the Norwood station.

Click the image above to access our Operational Growth Plan snapshot.

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 12 paramedics for Mount Barker
  • Recruitment of 20 paramedics for Golden Grove
  • Recruitment of 12 paramedics for Elizabeth
  • Recruitment of 12 Emergency Support Service officers for Golden Grove
  • Recruitment of 10 dispatchers in our Triple Zero (000) call centre
  • Recruitment of 11 clinical leads to support patient care
  • Location of a site for the new SAAS Headquarters (Emergency Operations Centre / State Health Control Centre) and Adelaide ambulance station and architect appointed
  • Location of sites for the Norwood, Edwardstown, Golden Grove, Mount Barker, Gawler, Victor Harbor, Campbelltown and Woodville ambulance stations
  • Architects appointed to design all new and rebuild ambulance stations
  • 14 new ambulances in operation.

Media releases

Work starts on Edwardstown station

Site works have started on the new Edwardstown ambulance station to be built at the Repat Health Precinct.

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Breaking ground on Norwood station

Ground has broken on the new Norwood ambulance station being built on the corner of Portrush and Magill roads.

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Biggest ambulance fleet order on record

South Australia will have more ambulances with a $36.9 million investment in new state-of-the-art vehicles supplied by Mercedes Benz.

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More information

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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