For more than 60 years, St John Ambulance has been on the frontline of emergency medical response in Papua New Guinea.

St John Papua New Guinea is a trusted charity, saving lives and providing the nation’s primary emergency ambulance and medical retrieval service.

St John Papua New Guinea (PNG) mission is to protect and save lives, provide essential medical services, and support Papua New Guineans in their time of greatest need.

Established by an Act of Parliament, St John PNG operates in accordance with the St John Council Incorporation Act 1976.

As a not-for-profit statutory emergency service, St John PNG is supported by partial government funding, community donations, and corporate partnerships. St John PNG also fundraises by providing a range of social medical enterprises.

St John PNG Ambulance achieves its mission to protect and save lives by:

  •  Delivering the nation’s primary emergency ambulance and air medical retrieval service.
  •  Providing Papua New Guineans with urgent and timely access to healthcare.
  •  Delivering high quality primary care and public health support services.
  •  Providing disaster response and medical resilience in support of the government.
  •  Working to make First Aid a part of everyone’s life.

About the ambulance service

Every hour, of every day, someone is in need of help from St John PNG.

The ambulance officers’ job is to bring order out of chaos and deliver lifesaving emergency help to Papua New Guineans in great need.

From settlement to city. From regional to remote.

Whether weekday, weekend, public holiday, day or night.

The service of over 120 ambulance professionals is making sure Papua New Guineans are protected.

From Kokopo to Kundiawa; Lae to POM. Help is one call away.


St John Ambulance Service
National Headquarters
702 Taurama Road
Boroko NCD 
Papua New Guinea

Tel: +675 303 1000
Email: [email protected]