Emergency ambulance services are NOT free. Did you know that the average cost of an emergency transport is more than $1100? Is it worth the risk when the cost of membership is less than 25 cents a day?
Ambulance Victoria Membership cover gives you protection against the cost of world class emergency treatment and transport services delivered by highly skilled and dedicated paramedics, aided by state-of-the-art equipment and resources. Specifically it includes:
All emergency road ambulance transport;
All MICA (Mobile Intensive Care Ambulance) attendance and treatment;
All emergency air ambulance and clinically necessary non-emergency air ambulance;
All ambulance treatment when transport is not required;
All clinically necessary non-emergency patient transport;
Emergency ambulance treatment and transport services provided while interstate.
Cover Terms & Conditions
Membership benefits do not commence until 5.00pm (1700AEST) on the day after the membership fee is received by Ambulance Victoria.
A 14-day qualifying period exists for emergency transport resulting from a pre-existing medical condition and all non-emergency transport for new and reinstated members.
Ambulance transport back to Victoria must be clinically necessary* and approved in advance by Ambulance Victoria.
*Clinically necessary – There must be a medical requirement for the transport and it must be medically authorised by an appropriate health professional and approved by AV
Membership benefits do not apply where:A patient requests to be repatriated or relocated to/from Victoria for non-clinically necessary reasons (e.g. for their own or their family’s convenience or for social reasons). Repatriation back to Victoria must be authorised as clinically necessary and there must be a demonstrated clinical requirement for ambulance transport.
Where another party is responsible for the account, for example:–The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) where a person holds a Gold or a White Card (subject to the conditions of the card).–The Transport Accident Commission (TAC).–The Victorian WorkCover Association (VWA). Full details on ambulance fee payment responsibilities can be found in the Department of Health Guidelines on the Responsibility for payment of ambulance fees.