Adult Retrieval Victoria (ARV)

Adult Retrieval Victoria is a single contact point for Major Trauma Advice (Adult and Paediatric), Adult Critical Care Advice, Critical Care Bed Access, and Retrieval of Critical Care Adult Patients Statewide.

This statewide service is available 24 hours, 365 days a year.

ARV is part of Ambulance Victoria.


Ambulance Victoria Contacts for patient transfers:

  • Immediate emergency ambulance response - 000
  • ARV interhospital retrieval of critical care patients - 1300 36 86 61
  • Non emergency interhospital transfer - 1300 36 63 13