St John online fact sheets are a guide to basic first aid procedures. They are regularly updated and align with the current edition of Australian First Aid (4th edition, 7/2011). Click on the links below to view each fact sheet. 

To view these First Aid Fact sheets in Arabic, Chinese (traditional), Greek, Italian or Vietnamese click here.

Copyright permission

The Fact Sheets are the copyright of St John Ambulance Australia under the Australian Copyright Act 1968. The Fact Sheets, and no part of them, may be reproduced, by any process for any purpose, without written permission from St John.

Using the Fact Sheets

A single copy of each Fact Sheet may be downloaded and printed out for work (e.g. for inclusion in the office First Aid Manual, for display in the First Aid room, or for employee information on the Intranet), or for home purposes.

Please send a brief email to the National Publications Manager detailing how you intend to use the Fact Sheet(s). Your email will be acknowledged and will include the disclaimer (see below).

If you would like to use multiple copies of a Fact Sheet (over 10 copies), or any St John first aid information for commercial purposes, you must formally apply for permission. Please complete the Copyright Request Form, and email to the National Publications Manager for action.


St John first aid protocols are for the Australian market only. All care has been taken in preparing the information but St John takes no responsibility for its use by other parties or individuals. St John encourages first aid training as these Fact Sheets are not a substitute for first aid training. The Fact Sheets are for use over a 12 month period only.