Saving lives through diversity, inclusion, and experience

CHS was founded in 2022 with a mission to empower our community with confidence in a medical emergency.

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Our story

Why CHS exists

CHS identified two critical issues affecting our community: the stark reality that fewer than 5% of Australians possess basic first aid training, coupled with the alarming surge in ambulance wait times, even for high-priority emergencies. To address these concerns head-on, CHS undertook to provide and champion free first aid and CPR training as well as to launch our First Line Medical Response Service. In addition, CHS allocates medical coverage for communal events and activities, and we provide onsite consulting to ensure AEDs, first aid kits and procedures are maintained.

Our fully inclusive ethos allows us to cultivate a diverse and extensive volunteer base, with individuals of all genders and levels of religious observance. In this way we are able to attract doctors, nurses, paramedics, allied health professionals and advanced first responders to volunteer with CHS.

our values

CHS' north stars

Our unwavering goal is to exemplify professionalism, reliability, and inclusivity in every aspect of our service.


We prioritise quality of care, governance, and confidentiality – so you receive the best advice, treatment or intervention when you need it.


CHS staff and volunteers are experts, trustworthy and extremely competent. We are always here for the community in any medical situation.


We celebrate and invite diversity. Our strength lies in our volunteers and access to the largest possible pool of healthcare professionals and trained first responders.

Meet our team

Dedicated to the safety and preparedness of our community

Board of Directors
Clinical Advisory

Support our life saving mission

Your generosity will ensure we can continue to treat, advise, train and educate community members, certify and upskill our volunteers, and purchase first aid equipment to be used in the community.

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