CAA 60th Anniversary Gala

CAA 60th Anniversary Gala

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National Arboretum Canberra

Forest Drive

Molonglo Valley, ACT 2611


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Come join us to celebrate 60 years of CAA.

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Dear friends,

We are thrilled to invite you to come and celebrate with us the 60 years of the Council of Ambulances Authorities.

While much has changed since 1962 when ambulance services CEOs first got together for the inaugural CAA meeting, one thing has not, ambulances services across Australasia keep looking after the sick and are still the first responders in medical and other emergencies.

Over the past six decades we have seen and responded to many emergencies, from bush fires and floods, mass casualty events and terrorist attacks and most recently a global health pandemic of unprecedented proportions. During all this ambulance services have evolved, adapted and right alongside them the CAA has done the same. Growing from an annual meeting of ambulance CEOs to a peak body representing the sector both nationally and internationally across all segments required to run successful and efficient services.

We have seen changes in education, paramedics becoming a recognised registered health profession, clinical guidelines and practices, expanding our professional skills and knowledge and bringing advanced care into the pre-hospital space, and we have seen advances in technology like nothing seen before. Technological changes that included uniting the 000-emergency number, and securing a dedicated radio frequency, and now the future brings an exciting challenge of unlimited technology to take our sector well into next decades.

Today the CAA has a reach that spans well past our Australasian members showcasing our achievements globally and influencing developments past our borders. We work with our members to support them in achieving their goals with sector-wide strategies and campaigns that bring forward ambulance initiatives and challenges which we tackle together head on, and in doing so pass our advances into hospital, emergency management space locally and internationally.

Join us in the beautiful Canberra Arboretum to celebrate the achievements of ambulance sector over last six decades, let’s re-live the events, challenges, and progress over the years, and look towards the future and how CAA and ambulance sector will grow together for another 60 years.

I look forward to seeing you on 17 November 2022 in Canberra to help us celebrate.


David Waters

Chief Executive, Council of Ambulance Authorities

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