Queensland Ambulance Museums in Wynnum is the first of its kind to be established within Australia, even though many more have sprung into existence since. The exhibits of the museum show the progress of ambulance development which started with the simple first-aid kits of the 19th century to the defibrillators of the 21st century.
The museum also showcases the evolution of the hand-held stretcher, through the hand-wheeled litter, to the motorised ambulances of today. The set-up of the museum brings to mind a 1930s ambulance station with its casualty and communication rooms.
A visitor donation of $5 per person helps to maintain this important collection. Carers of a person with a disability and charter bus drivers are exempt from this request.