Service Type: Health
Circle Street, New Norfolk, Tas Head Office 12 Brisbane Street, Hobart, Tas 7000
Ph (03) 6230 8581
Non-emergency patient transport 1800 008 008
Ambulance Tasmania has a station at New Norfolk staffed 24 hrs per day by a Paramedic with the support of a Volunteer Ambulance Officer (VAO) group.
In the case of a callout the nearest available ambulance will respond which might not necessarily be the New Norfolk based ambulance.
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.
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 008after-hours.
For administrative inquiries, call 1300 303 196.