What is the Ambulance Victoria Membership Direct Debit Agreement?

The summarised process

The Membership Fee will be deducted from your nominated financial account by AV in the following manner:

a) Initially draw the relevant Membership Fee within five (5) business days of receiving your agreement; and
b) Thereafter, deduct the Membership Fee within two (2) business days of the anniversary of your Membership.

The following provisions relate to processing direct debit arrangements:

a) If sufficient funds are not available in your nominated financial account at the time of processing a payment then a dishonour fee may apply;
b) If you wish to change details of your nominated financial account then you must provide AV with the details at least 5 business days prior to the next payment;
c) Details of your nominated financial account will be kept private and confidential and AV will only use the details for processing payment or is otherwise required by law;
d) If you wish to terminate the direct debit agreement then you must notify AV and your nominated financial institution;
e) AV reserves the right to cancel or terminate a direct debit arrangement if payments are dishonoured and where an alternative payment method cannot be facilitated. Under these circumstances this may result in your Membership being terminated.

Our Direct Debit Request Service Agreement

This is your Direct Debit Service Agreement with Ambulance Victoria, ABN 50 373 327 705. It explains what your obligations are when undertaking a Direct Debit arrangement with us. It also details what our obligations are to you as your Direct Debit provider. 

Please take a record of this agreement for future reference. It forms part of the terms and conditions of your Direct Debit Request (DDR) and should be read in conjunction with your DDR authorisation. 


Accountmeans the account held at your financial institution from which we are authorised to arrange for funds to be debited.
Agreementmeans this Direct Debit Request Service Agreement between you and us.
banking daymeans a day other than a Saturday or Sunday or a public holiday listed throughout Australia.
debit daymeans the day the payment by you to us is due.
debit paymentmeans a particular transaction where a debit is made.
direct debit requestmeans the Direct Debit Request between us and you.
us or wemeans Ambulance Victoria, (the Debit User) you have authorised by requesting a Direct Debit Request.
Youmeans the customer who has signed or authorised by other means the Direct Debit Request.
Your financial institutionmeans the financial institution nominated by you on the DDR at which the account is maintained.


1. Debiting your account 

1.1 By signing a Direct Debit Request or by providing us with a valid instruction, you have authorised us to arrange for funds to be debited from your account. You should refer to the Direct Debit Request and this agreement for the terms of the arrangement between us and you. 
1.2 We will only arrange for funds to be debited from your account as authorised in the Direct Debit Request or
      We will only arrange for funds to be debited from your account if we have sent to the address nominated by you in the Direct Debit Request, a billing advice which specifies the amount payable by you to us and when it is due. 
1.3. If the debit day falls on a day that is not a banking day, we may direct your financial institution to debit your account on the following banking day. If you are unsure about which day your account has or will be debited you should ask your financial institution. 

2. Amendments by us  

2.1. We may vary any details of this agreement or a Direct Debit Request at any time by giving you at least fourteen (14) days written notice. 

3. Amendments by you

3.1. You may change*, stop or defer a debit payment, or terminate this agreement by providing us with at least 14 days notification:
       Via email at membership@ambulance.vic.gov.au
        by telephoning us on 1300 366 141 during business hours; 

        in writing to: Ambulance Victoria Membership, PO BOX 2000, Doncaster Vic 3108
        arranging it through your own financial institution, which is required to act promptly on your instructions.

 *Note: in relation to the above reference to ‘change’, your financial institution may ‘change’ your debit payment only to the extent of advising us, Ambulance Victoria of your new account details. 

4. Your obligations

4.1. It is your responsibility to ensure that there are sufficient clear funds available in your account to allow a debit payment to be made in accordance with the Direct Debit Request. 
4.2. If there are insufficient clear funds in your account to meet a debit payment:
a. you may be charged a fee and/or interest by your financial institution; 
b. you may also incur fees or charges imposed or incurred by us; and 
c. you must arrange for the debit payment to be made by another method or arrange for sufficient clear funds to be in your account by an agreed time so that we can process the debit payment. 

5. Dispute 

5.1. If you believe that there has been an error in debiting your account, you should notify us directly on 1300 366 141 and confirm that notice in writing or via email with us as soon as possible so that we can resolve your query more quickly. Alternatively you can take it up directly with your financial institution. 
5.2. If we conclude as a result of our investigations that your account has been incorrectly debited we will respond to your query by arranging for your financial institution to adjust your account (including interest and charges) accordingly. We will also notify you in writing of the amount by which your account has been adjusted. 
5.3. If we conclude as a result of our investigations that your account has not been incorrectly debited we will respond to your query by providing you with reasons and any evidence for this finding in writing. 

6. Accounts

6.1. You should check:
a. with your financial institution whether direct debiting is available from your account as direct debiting is not available on all accounts offered by financial institutions. 
b. your account details which you have provided to us are correct by checking them against a recent account statement; and 
c. with your financial institution before completing the Direct Debit Request if you have any queries about how to complete the Direct Debit Request. 

7. Confidentiality

7.1. We will keep any information (including your account details) in your Direct Debit Request confidential. We will make reasonable efforts to keep any such information that we have about you secure and to ensure that any of our employees or agents who have access to information about you do not make any unauthorised use, modification, reproduction or disclosure of that information. 
7.2. We will only disclose information that we have about you: 
a. to the extent specifically required by law; or 
b. for the purposes of this agreement (including disclosing information in connection with any query or claim). 

8. Notice 

8.1. If you wish to notify us in writing about anything relating to this agreement, you can do so;

Via email at membership@ambulance.vic.gov.au
or via post to Ambulance Victoria Membership PO BOX 2000 Doncaster Vic 3108

8.2. We will notify you by sending a notice either back to the email address or in the ordinary post to the address you have given us in the Direct Debit Request. 
8.3. Any notice will be deemed to have been received on the third banking day after posting. 


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