Transport Fees

Every minute of every day, someone calls for help from St John. The Ambulance Officer’s role is to bring order out of chaos, stabilise the victim, and transport them to hospital.

Responding to over 35,000 emergency incidents annually and training thousands in lifesaving first response, the National St John Ambulance is at the frontline of emergency medical response.

Despite receiving modest government support, the National St John Ambulance functions as a charity and is responsible for generating approximately 30% (or K5,000,000) of its operating revenue to sustain the lifesaving ambulance service each year.

NStJA does not charge fees for public patients suffering a medical emergency. However, to maintain our operations, we charge fees for private or non-emergency services.

These fees and donations are essential to cover the costs of providing high-quality emergency care and transportation. The fees contribute directly to the operational costs, including the maintenance of ambulances, medical equipment, and the training of our dedicated personnel.

Our ambulance transport fees are structured to ensure that we can continue delivering critical services to the people of Papua New Guinea. We understand that emergencies can be stressful and challenging, and we strive to keep our fees reasonable and transparent.

We encourage all public patients who receive free services to make a one-off donation to support our operations.

NStJA does not accept cash payments under any circumstances. Payments may be made using EFTPOS or credit card, or bank transfer.

For more information about our ambulance transport fees or to discuss payment options, please contact

Your support helps us save lives and maintain a reliable emergency medical service for everyone in Papua New Guinea.