Prior to 1969, Australia did not have a national number for emergency services; the police, fire and ambulance services possessed many phone numbers, one for each local unit.
Non-Emergency Patient Transport
|Apart from emergency responses, Ambulance Victoria (AV) also provides non-emergency transport to more than 220,000 patients.
This is done through the use of contracted non-emergency patient transport (NEPT) partners as well as AV in-house clinic car and stretcher services. It is in compliance with the NEPT regulations that stemmed out of the Non Emergency Patient Transport Act 2003.
NEPT must be instigated by medical request from your doctor or hospital. A booking can only be made by completing the Non Emergency Booking Form below:
Non Emergency Booking Form
"ESTA cannot send help if it doesn't know where the emergency is - knowing your location is essential"