Approval to Provide Ambulance, Emergency, Firefighting or Rescue Services - Australian Capital Territory

Description

You will be required to apply for this approval if you intend to provide private non-government ambulance, emergency, firefighting or rescue services, these include services:

  • For the protection of life, property and the environment from fire; and
  • Involving pre-hospital patient care, including transport of patients by ambulance or medical rescue aircraft.

You will also be required to apply for this approval if you intend to provide response operations for:

  • Hazardous material, chemical, biological or radiological incidents; and
  • Storms and floods.

Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this approval you must satisfy the Agency that the service you intend to provide:

  • Is in the public interest;
  • Will not negatively impact on community health and safety; and
  • Will help to preserve life, property and the environment.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

The commissioner may:

  • Make guidelines for the strategic operation of each of the emergency services;
  • Make standards relating to requirements under the strategic bushfire management plan; and
  • Issue a permit, in writing, to a person to light, maintain or use a fire, use fireworks, or undertake a high risk activity during a total fire ban. 
An application for such a permit must state the:

  • Location of the proposed activity;
  • Nature of the proposed activity;
  • Date and time of the proposed activity; and
  • Safety precautions to be undertaken in relation to the proposed activity.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Approval to Provide Emergency, Firefighting or Rescue Services - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on this document.
Apply All Application for Approval as a Provider of Ambulance Services in the Australian Capital Territory - PDF
Apply All Application for Approval to Provide Firefighting or Rescue Services in the Australian Capital Territory - PDF

Act(s) name

Emergencies Act 2004 ACT

Administering agency

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

General Enquiries

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Mailing address: General Post Office Box 158
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2601
Australia
Phone: 132281
Phone: 02 62078096