Only public Ambulance Services in Australia are capable of being the primary response emergency paramedic response. However, some private Ambulance Services exist and require paramedics in a private organisation for the purpose of Ambulance transport of non critical patients.
Other private paramedic positions include being a private paramedic at ski resorts, special events (such as motor races, bikes, sports events) mines, oil rigs, cruise ship.
Also, in Melbourne their is a privately owned and run Ambulance Services called Chevra Hatzolah, which provides emergency paramedical response and treatment for the Jewish Community. The Metropolitan Ambulance Service of Victoria provide primary emergency response (in conjunction with Chevra Hatzolah) to people of the Jewish Community in Melbourne. If you would like to know more about Chevra Hatzolah melbourne, please see the Hatzolah Melbourne page.