FAQs

Can anyone go to the State Conference?

If you work or volunteer with St John Ambulance yes absolutely. All Volunteers and Paid staff of St John Ambulance are welcome. Please check with your line manager if you are working/Volunteering for St John during the event you want to attend before registering. Unfortunately, non-St John Ambulance members are not able to attend due to capacity.

Do I need to pay to attend the State Conference?

No, the only event that you will need to purchase a ticket for is the St John ball.

Is this not the Country Conference anymore?

We expanded the Country Conference in 2013 to incorporate all of the organisation and so it’s more of an expansion than a replacement of the Country Conference. The format is the same as previous years and will be very familiar to our Country Volunteers, we have just widened the audience.

What happens at the conference?

We have two full days with a great line up of motivation, clinical and in-house speakers (see program) and lots of opportunity to network in a relaxed and fun environment during the breaks, which are held amongst our displays. Lots of competitions and prizes to be won throughout the two days and of course lots of fun.

Is it compulsory to attend?

Not at all the State Conference is voluntary for all paid staff and volunteers, and is a great opportunity to see the different facets of the organisation and meet your colleagues State wide.

As a staff member do I get overtime or time in lieu if I attend the conference?

As the State Conference is not compulsory, if you are attending as a guest during your day off you are not entitled to Overtime/Time in lieu.

What is the dress code for the State Conference?

Smart casual.