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?

  • Four new ambulance stations at Norwood, Woodville, Golden Grove and Edwardstown.
  • Completely rebuilding five stations at Campbelltown, Mount Barker, Gawler, Victor Harbor and CBD Adelaide.
  • 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/Headquarters and 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 Norwood Emergency Crew
  • Recruitment of 12 Norwood Emergency Support Service crew
  • Appointment of 10 new Dispatchers in our Triple Zero (000) call centre
  • Appointment of five clinical leads to support patient care
  • A Market call to identify a location for the new Emergency Operations Centre
  • Location of a site for the brand new Norwood ambulance station
  • MOU 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 CBD.
  • Architects appointed to design stations at Adelaide, Norwood, Edwardstown, Mount Barker, Gawler, Victor Harbor, Campbelltown, Golden Grove and Woodville sites.

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$124 million for largest ever boost to frontline ambos

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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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