Paramedic Reservist Combat Army Reserve Australia

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Paramedic (Reservist) Australia

Paramedic Reservist Combat Army Reserve Australia

If you’re looking for a new challenge and you love the thought of being a paramedic/medic, the Australian Army Reserve could be for you. You’ll enjoy the satisfaction of giving something back to Australia, while benefiting from:

  • tax-free daily pay
  • free healthcare and accommodation when serving
  • a flexible commitment
  • rewarding work that builds on your day job
  • comprehensive training
  • a supportive team environment
  • friendships that last a lifetime

All that plus exciting opportunities supporting Army domestic activities, including exercises and operations, with potential deployments overseas as a combat medic in support of Australian and coalition personnel.

Your part-time role as a Combat Paramedic in the ADF

In the Army Reserve you’ll be trained to expand your paramedic/medic capabilities far beyond what would be expected in civilian work. Your skills and resourcefulness will be tested as you provide:

  • pre-hospital emergency care
  • resuscitation
  • evacuation coordination, and
  • primary health care when necessary.

This could happen anywhere from an Army exercise interstate to operations overseas, so you’ll acquire plenty of knowledge to take back to your day job.

Can you think of a more worthwhile way spend a number of weekends away or breaks from work?

If you believe you have the commitment and qualities to become a Paramedic (also known as Combat Paramedic) in the Army Reserve, apply now.


  • Initial 35-day military training course
  • 3 day Combat Paramedic training at your local Army unit
  • Serve between 20 and 100 days each year (at least 50 days preferred)
  • Fit service around your existing work and family commitments

The Army provides special resources to help you approach your employer about your ambition to serve as a Reservist.


  • Training in Wagga Wagga. NSW
  • Then postings to Army Reserve units based in Townsville, Brisbane, Sydney, Newcastle, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Hobart


  • Fully-paid training
  • Once trained, starting package $167.96 per day tax free
  • Pay increases with rank and experience

Entry Requirements

  • At least 17 years of age
  • Australian Citizen
  • Minimum of a Diploma of Paramedical Science (Ambulance) or equivalent qualification

What is your career journey?

To discover how you can become a fully qualified Ambulance Paramedic or Basic/Advanced Life Support Medic, complete a personalised paramedical career development plan.