What we do

Every child deserves a resilient community

Preparing Western Australia for the unknown

An emergency can happen in the middle of the night, or a few minutes before lunch. It can be on St Georges Terrace, or in a deep crevice of a gorge in Karijini. It can happen to a footy player kicking goals nearby, or someone you can't imagine life without. Every day, Western Australians face the risk of unpredictable injuries and illness that can result in critical emergency response being required. 

With more than 130 years servicing WA communities, St John WA has designed a range of charitable programs to address areas of medical vulnerability so that communities are equipped with the tools, time, and knowledge to overcome medical challenges. St John Giving is the fundraising arm of the organisation. It does not cover emergency ambulance, but instead looks to better support all other charitable activities the organisation does to build safer, more resilient communities throughout the State.

It takes tools, time and knowledge to build resilient communities.

Giving tools to help save and protect

Through our St John First Responder App and Community First Responder programs, we connect over 250,000 people in the community. The community members are first aid trained and ready to respond to calls from the sick, injured and vulnerable in the neighbourhood until our emergency services arrive. Our First Responder App brings all our tools together. It equips the community by giving them defibrillators, their locations, first aid tips and a direct line to our triple zero call centre for support until our services can arrive.

Your contribution helps to maintain and grow the St John First Responder program, providing essential equipment and connecting First Responders to nearby emergencies.

Giving the knowledge to understand and act

Through education and connection with the youth of WA, we offer fun, engaging, age-appropriate programs for all, both in school and at community events. Therefore, if an emergency should happen, our kids can be our little legends who can save a life or support a family member or friend until St John arrives.

St John WA's Youth and Community team offers a range of services that are pivotal to building the next generation of First Responders.

Your generous gift enables St John WA to reach a greater number of children via our First Aid Focus program, which is a free in-school youth program that teaches WA students vital skills in First Aid. 

Giving time to care for community

Volunteering can mean stepping away from family or everyday commitments to support a more pressing community need. We want to ensure we can continue to do this sustainably into the future. We are incredibly grateful for the sacrifice of our 11,374 volunteers, giving over 390,000 hours a year, away from their families, to respond to their community’s needs.

One service that relies heavily on our volunteer workforce is Community Transport. Evidence shows WA is a growing and aging population and we will see a significant increase in demand for our Community Transport services in the future. St John Community Transport’s subsidised volunteer-run service ensures vulnerable Western Australians can stay connected, including attending necessary medical appointments.

Your donation helps the elderly and vulnerable to access equitable healthcare and remain active in your community.

You can provide critical support today


Directly influence health outcomes in your local community by making a generous donation today.


Help us to maintain and grow critical charitable programs by hosting a fundraising event.

Partner with us

Join us on a shared journey towards a more resilient Western Australia by partnering with us.

There is no more important person in the chain of survival than closest one prepared to act.