Ambulance Tasmania provides emergency ambulance care and transport services and a non-emergency patient transport service through a network of 53 urban, rural and remote ambulance stations.
000 - emergency response.
1800 008 008 - non-emergency patient transport.
Ambulance Tasmania has a range of salaried staff from highly trained paramedics to ambulance officers and students in training as well as 600 volunteer ambulance officers. Collectively these officers work closely with public and private hospitals and health facilities providers, intrastate and interstate organisations.
Ambulance Tasmania also works closely with allied emergency services, such as Tasmania Police, State Emergency Service (SES) and Tasmania Fire Service (TFS).
Ambulance Tasmania provides both fixed and rotary wing air ambulance services within Tasmania and works closely with mainland ambulance services for interstate patient transfers.
Ambulance Tasmania provides a free service to Tasmanian residents within Tasmania and its islands. The only chargeable cases are those related to motor vehicle or workplace accidents where insurance arrangements cover costs and cases involving veterans where the Department of Veterans Affairs meets the cost of ambulance transport.
The 000 emergency telephone number connects with Ambulance Tasmania's 24-hour state operations centre for emergency ambulance response anywhere in Tasmania including the Bass Strait islands.
All other calls for treatment and transport can be made by phoning 1800 008 008.
Requests for non-emergency patient transport can be made through 1300 513 997 during business hours or 1800 008 008 after-hours.
For administrative inquiries, call 1300 303 196.
See our website for full list of services and locations around Tasmania
Information Last Updated: 05 Nov 2018