The ambulance and paramedic services industry provides critical emergency and health services predominantly in the pre-hospital and out-of-hospital environment. It plays a crucial role in society, and there have been some changes with National Law being introduced to ensure the safety of consumers of health services enabling the continuous development of a flexible, responsive and sustainable Australian health workforce.

The National Scheme

Effective 1st December 2018, paramedics are now required to be nationally registered for the first time in Australia.

From the day regulation of paramedicine takes effect, only people who are registered with the Board will be able to lawfully call themselves a ‘paramedic’ or hold themselves out to be a ‘paramedic'. Once registered, a paramedic will be added to the national register of practitioners. Click here to apply for Australian Paramedic Registration


The registration standards will set requirements for:

Professional Indemnity Insurance Requirements for Paramedics

All paramedics must have professional indemnity insurance arrangements that meet the requirements of the standards for all aspects of their practice of the profession. You can be covered by your own insurance arrangements or third-party insurance arrangements such as through an employer, a volunteer organisation or a combination of both.

Please also read the useful guide below to provide you with further information regarding Professional Indemnity Insurance arrangement requirements for Paramedics:

Arranging Professional Indemnity Insurance Cover

If you are unable to arrange an Insurance policy for yourself, we recommend calling an Insurance adviser. For more information about Professional Indemnity Insurance and to obtain a quote, contact Optimum Insurance Services directly on 1300 739 861. We would make it our goal to ensure that your business is not underinsured, inappropriately insured or paying too much for insurance.


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