Student Injury Insurance and Ambulance Transport

Student Injury Insurance and Ambulance Transport

The ACT Education Directorate does not provide any insurance cover for injury, disease or illness to students resulting from school activities or school-organised excursions. Claims for compensation are met where there is a legal liability to do so. Liability is not automatic and depends on the circumstances in which any injury, disease or illness was sustained.

As there is no automatic insurance cover for personal injury if your child is injured at school or during a school-organised activity or excursion, parents should consider whether taking out personal insurance cover for these circumstances is warranted. This insurance might cover contingencies including medical/hospital expenses, ambulance transport outside the ACT and cancellation of transport or accommodation or loss of or damage to luggage.

The ACT Ambulance Service provides free ambulance transport for students who are injured or suddenly become ill at school or during an approved school organised activity within the ACT.