What we do

We are the only emergency ambulance service in Greater Wellington and the Wairarapa, and the only ones in the country who are free.

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We are the only emergency ambulance service in Greater Wellington and the Wairarapa, and the only ones in the country who are free.

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Event Medic Support


Event Medical Services

Wellington Free Ambulance’s Event Medics are here for you, keeping you and your whānau safe and well-cared for at high profile events across Greater Wellington and Wairarapa.

You may recognise us by our lights and sirens, but our Event Medical Services is a central part of Wellington Free Ambulance’s work. From concerts and festivals, and marathons to significant sport games, we’re on the sidelines ready to help.

If you have an event coming up and are looking for an experienced, friendly team, skilled in providing medical support and pre-hospital emergency care, you can count on Wellington Free Ambulance. By considering Aotearoa’s only free ambulance service, you can have peace of mind that your event attendees are in good hands.

To enquire about Wellington Free Ambulance's Event Medical Services, you can download and complete our booking form here and email this to our team at [email protected] for a non-obligation chat and a free quote. You can send through any other enquiries to our team here.

What type of events we cover

  • Sports Games – Netball, Rugby, Football, Cricket etc.
  • Festivals
  • Marathons
  • Community/school events
  • Fairs
  • Concerts
  • Speedway/Motor racing
  • Horse events
  • Open Days & Expos

What we need from you

  • The name and type of event you are hosting.
  • The start time, end time and date(s) of your event(s).
  • How many people you are expecting and who your contact on the day might be.
  • A billing address, email address and contact phone number (this is for quotation and to whom your invoice will be sent to). 

What we provide at events

We provide a range of medical services, specifically tailored to your event, to ensure your attendees are safe and well-cared for. Whatever your event, you can guarantee this local, and premium, friendly service for Greater Wellington and Wairarapa Communities has your needs in mind. This includes:

  • Staff with a wide range of skills and qualifications. From First Responders who can deliver pre-hospital emergency care, first aid and basic pain relief, through to Intensive Care Paramedics who are crucial for any higher-risk events. 
  • Direct connection to our 111 Communications Centre with tele-triage support from our dedicated team of Clinical Paramedic Advisors and nurses.
  • Support and backup emergency care from Wellington Free Ambulance’s Emergency Ambulance Services.
  • Doctors
  • Ambulances and medical equipment
  • Triage and Assessment Tents
  • Four-wheel drive ambulance vehicles
  • Golf Carts and Buggies

What it will cost

Cost is determined by several factors, including the nature of your event and the level of risk involved.

We have a formula we work through with you to make sure we provide the best cover based on the level of risk and need of your participants, staff and the public.

We want to make sure you have a successful and safe event. We’re a part of the local community just like you so work hard to keep costs real, and quality high.

How to book

The best thing to do is download and complete our booking form here, and email it to our team at [email protected] for a non-obligation chat and a free quote.

Event Case Studies

You can see recent events that Wellington Free Ambulance provided event medical services at below.

Lifeflight Open Day 

Armageddon Expo 

Island Bay Festival

Carterton Christmas Parade

NZ vs China Football Match - Sky Stadium

Other recent clients/events include: Kartsport, Summer Session at Basin Reserve, 121 Festival, Speedway, Black Caps test matches, Youth Rugby through to All Blacks, Cupa Dupa, All Whites Football Match, Ed Sheeren, The Exponents Concert, Fred Again, Eat Drink and Be Crafty, plus more.

Become a Volunteer Event Medic

Our Volunteer Event Medics are at the heart of our community work.

They cover a variety of sporting events, community fairs, live concerts, and more every single week. They also have the opportunity alongside the Heartbeat team to train community groups in CPR, and even back up our front-line crews in emergencies.

To find out more, click here. To see if Wellington Free Ambulance has any Volunteer Event Medic Opportunities, click here.



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You Rights & More info


Your Rights

As our patient, and under the Health and Disability Commissioner’s Code of Rights, you have the right to:

  • Be treated with respect
  • Be fully informed
  • Freedom from discrimination, coercion, harassment and exploitation
  • dignity and independence
  • Services of an appropriate standard
  • Effective communication
  • Be fully informed
  • Make an informed choice and give informed consent
  • Support
  • Respect of teaching or research
  • Complain

If we don’t respect these, let us know and we’ll do everything we can to put it right.

Support in the process

If you need support or help with making a complaint, you can contact the office of the Health and Disability Commissioner and ask for an advocate.

0800 555 050


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