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West Australian pensioners are entitled to free ambulance services.

West Australian residents, over the age of 65, and in receipt of a full Australian Government pension, are entitled to free ambulance services. 

WA Ambulance services covered include:

  • All emergency ambulance services; and
  • Non-urgent ambulance services that are deemed to be medically necessary.

Inter-hospital transfers between two public hospitals will be arranged and paid for by the sending hospital. It is important to note that inter-hospital transfers, where one or both hospitals are a private hospital, are not covered by this policy.

Privately insured aged pensioners and seniors should check with their insurer as to whether inter-hospital transfers are covered by health insurance.

For further information visit the Department of Health website.