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What you need to become a Volunteer with Ambulance Victoria

  • You must be 18 and over.
  • You must have a current drivers licence (Probationary is fine)
  • You will be required to undergo a driving check and police check.
  • Every ACO and CERT must make themselves available for a minimum of 20 hours per month on call.
  • Ongoing continual vocational training is conducted monthly and this is a requirement.
  • You must be prepared to undertake, complete and pass the initial course of approximately 100 hours (includes driver training).
  • You will be required to pass a basic literacy assessment. Communication is a huge part of the role.
  • There is no restriction on ACOs living within the town as ACOs have a branch and can commit to their on call time at the branch.
  • There is a restriction for CERTs to live within 8 km of the CERT town as they do not have a branch building.


Now Recruiting

Regionally and rurally across the state there are opportunities to volunteer as either an ACO or a CERT.

The branches below are actively recruiting. You may also send through your expressions of interest for other branches that are not recruiting, but these will be kept on file for future reference and you may not be contacted by the branch until the status changes

  • Balmoral ACO
  • Beaufort ACO
  • Cann River ACO
  • Coleraine ACO
  • Donald ACO
  • Edenhope ACO
  • Glenthompson ACO
  • Heywood ACO
  • Hopetoun ACO
  • Jeparit CERT
  • Kinglake CERT
  • Maldon CERT
  • Mitta Mitta ACO
  • Moira West CERT
  • Omeo ACO
  • Penshurst ACO
  • Rainbow ACO
  • Tambo Valley ACO
  • Venus Bay CERT

If you’ve read all the information available on the web site and think you have what we are looking for fill in the application for enquiry form, listing the 3 preferred branches you would like to volunteer at. You may also enquire at other branches and be placed on a waitlist if they currently do not have any positions.

Please contact the Volunteer Services department by clicking the link below and answering the short questionnaire so we can ensure the information you receive is accurate.

Expression of Interest

Ambulance Victoria Volunteer Operational positions are not always available and although we will pass on the contact details for the relevant Branches you have requested, there may not always be places available. We will however, ensure you are contacted by our Volunteer Services team within 21 days of your enquiry. Student Paramedics who volunteer are not always guaranteed a position on completion of their studies, although those who do will be looked on favourably in the future.
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