More than an ambulance service

24 hours, seven days a week, St John is Here for Life.

Ambulance professionals with the medical expertise for all emergencies

St John provides patient transfer and reliable medical evacuation services across PNG.



Air Medical Evacuation

Event Health Services

Commercial Medical Solutions

First Aid Training

First Aid Kits

Medical Supplies

Health & Safety Training

Centuries of Service to Humanity

St John is a global humanitarian and health care organisation established by royal charter in 1888. Our history dates back to circa 1070 AD. We have been on the frontline, serving humanity all over the world for over 900 years. St John’s areas of specialty include ambulance, prehospital, and general medical services and training. Our organisation, and its associates, operate in 122 countries, engaging over 500,000 people and caring for millions of people each year.

In Papua New Guinea, St John is a statutory incorporation. First established in Port Moresby in 1957 by the New South Wales entity of St John. St John is now established by the St John Council Incorporation Act of 1976.

St John helps people in sickness and distress, and improves health care through excellence in ground and air ambulance services, health education, training, advocacy and providing trusted medical services.

The two primary branches of St John in Papua New Guinea are:

  1. Public health & education – we operate a public ground emergency ambulance and referral service for the Government of Papua New Guinea. We manage the toll-free 111 number, ambulance coordination centre and are responsible to expand and manage the national ambulance service. We conduct free basic first aid training for schools and villages in partnership with the Sir Brian Bell Foundation.
  2. Commercial medical and education – the ‘social enterprise’ arm provides world-renowned medical services, air ambulance, training and medical supplies for business, industry, mining and extraction, diplomatic missions and NGOs.