Don’t let a medical emergency upstage your event
South Australia is renowned for its festivals and community events.
SA Ambulance Service (SAAS) encourages all event organisers to proactively assess the potential risks associated with their event in advance. A risk assessment will enable appropriate planning and engagement of the most suitable medical resources for an event, which may be SAAS or an event medical provider. To acess event medical providers in South Australia, type ‘event medical providers in SA’ in a search engine and select who you wish to contact.
For event risk assessment information, please refer to SAPOL Event Planning Advice webpage, which offers a crowded places self-assessment tool and or consult the Australian Safe and Healthy Crowded Places Handbook. To assist with planning your event, please also refer to the following sites for any weather impacts or warnings: Bureau of Meteorology and or SA State Emergency Service.
Notifying SA Ambulance Service of your upcoming Event
It is important that SAAS maintains an awareness of what is happening across all metropolitan and regional areas. Notifications of community events, large and small, means we can plan and prepare appropriate state-wide resources and understand and mitigate any additional challenges your event may introduce; to help us provide service to the whole South Australian community.
You may also use this form to notify us of any local community changes, such as programmed road closures, temporary or transient local population changes, or other temporary hazards and additional access and egress challenges that could impact our ability to get to you or others in your local community.
You can assist us with this by completing the Event Notification Form below.
If you wish to notify SAAS for your upcoming event, please fill in the online form.
Booking SA Ambulance Service for your upcoming Event
SA Ambulance Service plays a key role and loves to be involved in supporting the South Australian Community, however SAAS is an emergency service; and as such, our primary function is not the provision of first aid services for events, but more proficient delivery of emergency response capability for significant cases, leaving the first aid services to one of the numerous private providers who specialise in event medical services.
SAAS may, at its discretion, be contracted to provide a resource(s) on scene at large scale or high risk events. Prior engagement with SAAS will ensure that resources can be dedicated to your event whilst ensuring your event will not impact the greater community in which it is held.
SAAS is focused on its primary function of responding to emergencies in the community. Please contact a private medical provider who can determine and supply appropriate resources to your event.
To access event medical providers in South Australia, type ‘event medical providers in SA’ in a search engine and select who you wish to contact.
For any further information on large scale or high-risk events, please contact SAAS on healthSAASmajorevents@sa.gov.au
Note – The SA Ambulance Service being a body corporate constituted under the Health Care Act 2008, has statutory obligations to provide ambulance services for the benefit and protection of the community of South Australia. SAAS Reserves the right to cancel public event bookings if required in order to meet this obligation.