• Is There a First Aid Certificate Expiry Date?

    | 28 Feb 2017

    We often get asked about the date of First Aid certificate expiry, and the response we give varies. Firstly, your First Aid certificate doesn’t quite ‘expire’, but it does need to be refreshed at regular intervals to ensure the information is current and reflects best practice. The Australian Resuscitation Council, a panel of experts for […]

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  • Choking First Aid – Top 16 Do’s & Don’ts

    | 21 Feb 2017

    The panic that grips you when a drink goes down the ‘wrong way’ or a piece of food becomes stuck in your airway can be truly horrifying. Most of us will know how it feels to have our life flash before our eyes in those moments before we manage to cough and wheeze the blockage […]

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  • Love Your Heart By Knowing the Difference Between a Heart Attack and Sudden Cardiac Arrest

    | 13 Feb 2017

    Until it happens to us or someone we love, most of us don’t know the difference between a heart attack and a sudden cardiac arrest. You’re definitely not the first to assume a heart attack and sudden cardiac are interchangeable terms. But when it comes to something that causes around 10% of all deaths in […]

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  • Not Sure What All Those Strange Items Are? A Guide to First Aid Kit Contents

    | 07 Feb 2017

    Most of us have a First Aid Kit somewhere, whether at home or work. It’s our ‘insurance policy’ against disaster and provides most of what you could need in an emergency situation. But are we really familiar with what is inside and what each item should be used for? Especially for workplaces, which must abide […]

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  • This Is What I’d Trained For – My Bourke Street Story

    | 03 Feb 2017

    By Sharon Carpenter, St John Ambulance Victoria Volunteer One of our dedicated St John volunteers was at the scene of the Bourke St tragedy, where she fearlessly helped one critically injured casualty and three others. Sharon has kindly allowed us to republish her account of events, abridged here from the full version at her website. […]

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  • John Golino St John Ambulance Volunteer

    In First Aid, John Is Truly A Saint – Preston Leader

    | 31 Jan 2017

    One of many St John volunteers who received an award at Government House, John Golino of the Darebin Division recently appeared in the Preston Leader:

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  • First Aid Checklist

    Your 2017 First Aid Checklist for Back to Work

    | 30 Jan 2017

    As the saying goes, if you fail to plan you plan to fail. Without doubt, this also applies to First Aid in the workplace. At a minimum, your business needs to be compliant with the Worksafe Compliance Code for First Aid in the Workplace if you are in Victoria. Regulations require employers to provide a […]

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  • First Aid in Schools Training

    Kids Learn to Save Lives – Manningham Leader

    | 16 Jan 2017

    Students at Doncaster Primary School were lucky enough to have had the 175,000th student trained in First Aid in Victoria in 2016 as we hit our target for the year. Trainer was on hand to teach students like Georgie and Lee the fundamentals of how to save a life, part of the free First Aid […]

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  • Helping Our Heroes – Herald Sun

    | 11 Jan 2017

    To spread the word about the Grill’d Local Matters Initiative, our volunteer Amelia Harrison ventured out to South Melbourne beach for a photoshoot with the Herald Sun on a warm summer’s day. This was to let people know that for every burger purchased at a Grill’d in January, a token can be given to St […]

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  • Awards Honour 78 Years of Care – Moorabbin Leader


    We were pleased to see our longest serving Volunteer Merv Goodall receive the Premier’s Award. From the early days as a young boy all the way to now, Merv has dedicated decades of service to St John. The story was picked up by the Moorabbin Glen Eira Leader, as below:

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