How do I get an Australia wide ambulance cover?
Most Health Care Concession Card and Full Aged Pensioner Concession Card holders are entitled to free emergency ambulance services within the ACT. However, if you’re not eligible for a concession and you’d like Ambulance Cover, you can purchase it from a private health fund, or through the state ambulance service.
Does Ambulance Victoria cover you in other states?
Your membership does not cover you for travel overseas and it is recommended you take out travel insurance. As an Ambulance Victoria member travelling interstate, you receive the same benefits that you would have received if you had been in Victoria.
Does NSW ambulance cover interstate?
If you’re a NSW resident travelling outside of your home state, in order to be covered for the costs of ambulance services, you’ll generally need to hold private health insurance which provides interstate cover for ambulance assistance and transport.
Does Queensland ambulance cover interstate?
This means that any ambulance travel within Australia – whether you’re at home or interstate – is paid for by the Queensland government.
Do pensioners get free ambulance cover Australia wide?
Do pensioners get free Ambulance Cover Australia wide? Yes! We cover this in more detail below for the differences across states.
Is ambulance cover Australia wide?
State ambulance services are covered by your state government Australia-wide, so you don’t need separate insurance.
Do you have to pay for an ambulance in Victoria?
What are the fees for ambulance services? Ambulance is not a free service in Victoria. Patients who do not have a membership, concession entitlement or other coverage are required to pay for the high quality of care they receive.
Is Ambulance Victoria free for pensioners?
Pensioner Concession Card and Health Care Card holders are entitled to free ambulance transport services in the state of Victoria8.
Do I have to pay for an ambulance in NSW?
Ambulance services are provided free of charge to people who meet the required criteria. If you’ve received an invoice from the NSW Ambulance Service, and you’re eligible to have the fee waived, you can claim an exemption online.
How much does an ambulance trip cost in NSW?
NSW residents will be charged a call-out fee of $401 for an emergency ambulance, plus an additional charge of $3.62 per kilometre (from the ambulance station to your pick-up address, to the destination and back to the ambulance station), regardless of whether you require transport by road or air.
How much does ambulance cover cost in NSW?
NSW Ambulance services are provided at no cost to you if you are covered by: a private health fund. a school or group contribution. a workers compensation, motor accident or third party insurance claim.