About the CAA

About Us

The CAA formally incorporated in December 2002 having operated as an informal grouping of the ambulance services of Australia, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea since 1962.


To provide leadership for the provision of ambulance services in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.


To represent the ambulance industry by:

  • Ensuring input into the development of public policies that impact on the provision of ambulance services
  • Developing a body of knowledge through research, exchange of information, monitoring and reporting
  • Maximising opportunity for the application of standards providing for improved quality

Membership of the CAA includes the principal providers of ambulance services in each State and Territory of Australia and in New Zealand. The Board of the CAA consists of the Chief Executives of each member service. Standing Committee members are selected by member services from the senior executives most suitable for the role of the particular committee.

Our members are:

Associate Members:

The Board meets approximately four times per year.

Standing Committees and Forums

The CAA has three standing committees, each with their own terms of reference approved by the Board of the CAA. The following standing committees report to the Board:

  • Strategic Business  Committee
  • Operations & Data Committee
  • Ambulance Education Committee
  • Emergency Management Forum
  • Clinical Forum
  • Research Forum
  • Rural and Remote Group

There are also several working groups which are created to deliver specific tasks.