To help answer any queries you may still have, please view from the list of frequently asked questions about supporting St John below

What is the Supporter Scheme?

The Supporter Scheme is an annual subscription which entitles its members to have medical emergency call out/part charge fees to be waived. (Usually if you were to need an ambulance in a medical emergency there would be a $98 call out fee for the service).

Visit the Supporter Scheme page

What benefit is it to me to become a Supporter?

By becoming a St John Supporter you will:-

  • Get your part charge fees waived where you are treated by an ambulance officer and/or transported because of a medical emergency, anywhere in New Zealand that St John operates.

  • Help maintain St John emergency and community services across New Zealand.

  • Make it possible for us to continue our lifesaving work and provide essential services to people in need across New Zealand.

How much does it cost to become a Supporter?

There are three membership options available:-

  • Individuals pay $50 a year. 
  • A joint subscription is $65 a year  for two people living permanently at the same address
  • Households pay $80 a year, which covers three or more people living permanently at the same address.

All membership option prices include GST. Membership lasts for 12 months.

Visit the Supporter Scheme page on this website >>

Find out how to become a supporter >>

Is my Supporter Scheme fee tax deductible?

No, Supporter Scheme membership fees are not tax deductible. The St John Supporter Scheme is a subscription for a service. The IRD makes a distinction between making donations to a charity and paying subscription fees. Donations of $5 or more made on top of your membership are tax deductible and a receipt will be sent with your St John Supporter membership information. 

Can a rest-home or business be part of the Supporter Scheme?

Residents of retirement villages, who are in independent living accommodation, are eligible to subscribe to and benefit from the Scheme.

Residents of rest homes, private hospitals or other commercial residential facilities are not eligible to subscribe to the Scheme.

Groups or businesses may arrange to purchase Schemes on behalf of their employees. The membership would cover the employee - wherever they were, not just while at school or at work.  

Customers will not receive free ambulance transport under the Scheme where an ambulance call out is the result of an alarm service* of any type being activated or triggered. This includes alarm services provided in retirement homes and villages (*in-house call buttons are not considered an alarm service.)

How can I make payment?

NEW CUSTOMERS

Sign up online using a credit card, or;

Call us on 0800 ST JOHN (0800 785 646), or;

Download a membership form from our website, complete the details and post back to us.

RENEWING CUSTOMERS

Renew online using a credit card

By calling 0800 ST JOHN (0800 785 646), or;

By completing the renewal form that is sent to you by St John, enclosing cheque and posting back us. to St John Processing Centre, Freepost 246812, Private bag 14902, Panmure, Auckland 1741, or;

Via internet banking > Set up a bill payment to St John (choose your Region) and include your membership number and Principle name in reference and particulars

How can I renew my membership?

Renew online using a credit card

By calling 0800 ST JOHN (0800 785 646), or;

By completing the renewal form that is sent to you by St John, enclosing cheque and posting back us. to St John Processing Centre, Freepost 246812, Private bag 14902, Panmure, Auckland 1741, or;

Via internet banking > Set up a bill payment to St John (choose your Region) and include your membership number and Principle name in reference and particulars.

Is the Supporter Scheme available everywhere in NZ?

St John provides services all over New Zealand excluding Wellington and the Wairarapa, these areas are covered under a different service. We welcome membership applications from all over New Zealand. You will be covered should you need an ambulance anywhere in New Zealand where St John ambulance operates.

Visit the St John Supporter Scheme page on this site to find out more >>

What is St John’s charity number?

St John is a registered charity (Charitable Trust CC35255).

Any donation made over $5 is tax deductible.

Please note that the Supporter Scheme is a subscription to a service and is not tax deductible.

If I want people to give a donation to St John in memory of a friend or family member what do I do?

Donations in lieu of flowers and other ‘in memory’ gifts are gratefully accepted by St John. By clicking on our Donate button you will be directed to our online donation facility, and asked to select what you would like your donation to support. Simply select ‘Donation in memory’. You’ll also be able to enter in details about the person you are remembering. If you prefer to post a cheque in to us, just let us know that the donation is ‘in lieu of flowers’ and we’ll send you a receipt. 

How can I leave a bequest to St John?

If you already have a Will that does not include a bequest to St John, but would like to include one, you do not have to prepare an entirely new will.  A simple modification to your existing Will can be made by adding a codicil (a codicil is a supplement to a Will that is intended to alter or modify it). We recommend that your legal advisor help you when making changes to your existing Will to make sure it is legally binding.

If you would like to discuss leaving a bequest to St John please call 0800 ST JOHN or email fundraising@stjohn.org.nz

Please note that any bequest inquiries will be treated in the strictest confidence by St John.

How can I support / donate to St John?

Donors are critical to our work here at St John. Without them, we simply wouldn’t be able to help as many people as we do.

Join Team Green:

You can join team of dedicated donors who provide critical monthly backup to St John frontline services.

Your dependable support ensures that our caring frontline teams can do their very best for you, your family and your community. Click here to join Team Green now.

Make a one-off donation:

You can also make a one-off donation to St John. Your donation will help ensure people across New Zealand have access to an ambulance when they need it most. Click here to donate.

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