QAS Legacy Scheme Incorporated

The Queensland Ambulance Service Legacy Scheme Inc is a charity registered with both the federal ACNC and Queensland Office of Fair Trading.


The QAS Legacy Scheme is predominantly funded through fortnightly tax-deductible payroll contributions from current staff.

Other funding comes from bequests and tax-free donations, often from retired employees, Local Ambulance Committees, or members of the public expressing appreciation for work done by ambulance staff in the community.

For a more detailed expression below are some questions and answers to give a clearer understanding of the scheme.

All employees of the Queensland Ambulance Service

  • Honorary Ambulance Officer
  • Patient Transport Officer
  • Emergency Medical Dispatcher
  • Student/Graduate/Cadet Paramedic
  • Paramedic
  • Nurse
  • Doctor
  • Uniformed and Non-Uniformed Public Servants

Membership is $10 per year.  As most members contribute $10 per fortnight, it means that their first contribution covers their membership fee and then subsequent contributions are tax deductible.  In order to assist the scheme cover its financial obligations, it would be appreciated if all QAS staff donate. You can take this link to complete a payroll deduction form.
A suggestion would be a nominal donation of $10 per fortnight.


One of our valued supporters is the QAS Local Ambulance Committees who donate to the Scheme.

Donations can be made here

As at January 2022, the QAS Legacy Scheme provides:

  • Bereavement Grant – to assist the family with immediate pragmatic issues surrounding the death.
  • Education Grant – to provide monetary assistance towards fees, levies, books, stationery, uniforms, school camps and excursions in relation to a QAS legatee’s attendance at a Prep, Primary or Secondary educational facility.
  • Technology Grant – to provide monetary assistance towards expenses associated with the purchase of computers and peripheral items in instances where the QAS legatee’s school does not provide a computer for school and home use.
  • Extra-Curricular Activities Grant – to provide monetary assistance towards expenses associated with a QAS legatee’s activities such as club sports, music, dance/drama, swimming etc.
  • Attendance at an approved defensive driver training course on obtaining their license.

Simply complete the payroll deduction form for fortnightly payment. Take this link and complete the form that will be forwarded onto the payroll.

The QAS Legacy Scheme is a registered charity and managed as an Incorporated Association by elected Board Members. It is governed by a Constitution and an annual financial audit is undertaken to ensure compliance. Take this link to read the Constitution.

CLICK HERE to download and view the Constitution of the Queensland Ambulance Service Legacy Scheme Incorporated.

Supported by
Craig Emery ASM – Commissioner, Queensland Ambulance Service

Craig Emery was appointed Commissioner in February 2022, continuing a distinguished career with the QAS which began in 1990. As Commissioner, Craig led QAS’s planning, development and operational response to COVID-19 to ensure the agency was equipped to meet the challenges of the pandemic.

Craig was awarded the Ambulance Service Medal (ASM) in the 2017 Australia Day Honours List.


From as early as 1900 our ambulance staff has been acknowledged for the part they have played in the daily roles with Queensland Ambulance Service. Below is a list of those we remember with the highest level of dedication they showed. TAKE THIS LINK TO VIEW THE ROLL OF HONOUR