Rural Ambulance Victoria (RAV)
Rural Ambulance Victoria is committed to providing timely specialist pre-hospital medical care and transport for sick and injured people throughout the rural, regional and remote communities of Victoria - 24 hours a day - every day of the year.
In an emergency phone 000 - our specially trained Communications Centre staff will ask questions to assist getting an ambulance to the emergency as quickly as possible.
Rural Ambulance Victoria (RAV) is responsible for pre-hospital emergency care and transport for the 1.4 million people living and working in rural Victoria - an area of more than 215,000 square kilometres extending from the boundaries of Melbourne to the borders with South Australia and New South Wales.
RAV provides pre-hospital patient treatment in emergency and non-emergency situations and ambulance transport services along with various public education services. As such, RAV is a major contributor to minimising risk in rural communities through the provision of high quality, timely and cost effective ambulance services.
RAV is enabled and given legal standing through The Ambulance Services Act 1986, which specifically sets out the following objectives:
-To respond rapidly to requests for help in a medical emergency;
-To provide specialised medical skills to maintain life and to reduce injuries in emergency situations and while moving people requiring those skills;
-To provide specialised transport facilities to move people requiring emergency medical treatment;
-To provide services for which specialised medical or transport skills are necessary; and
-To foster public education in first aid.
❊ Address & Contact ❊
⊜ 23 Wetlands Drive, Mount Helen | Map
✆ 000 | (03) 5338-5000
❊ Web Links ❊
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