Community Defibrillator Fund

Ambulance Tasmania

Community Defibrillator Fund

Person with gloves is peeling back of sticky pad before connecting AED pad to simulation dummyWhen someone has a cardiac arrest, having a defibrillator nearby can save their life.

With each passing minute from the time of the arrest, the probability of survival declines by about 7-10 per cent, so early access to a defibrillator is critical.

The Tasmanian Government is now offering community groups, individuals and not-for-profit organisations the opportunity to apply to receive an AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) for their organisation, to benefit their local community.

180 AEDs will be delivered throughout Tasmanian over the next two years and the program will be administered by Ambulance Tasmania.

The AED is very easy to use and has audio to talk you through the procedure. Using it can save someone’s life.

AED applications will be assessed using several criteria including the proposed location and accessibility of the AED, the willingness of the applicant to maintain it, the AED being registered and the applicant’s preparedness to respond as part of Ambulance Tasmania’s Early Access to Defibrillation Program.

Applications are open now until Monday November 5.

More Information

Assessment Criteria

For use by Ambulance Tasmania (not to be completed by applicants)

Application Process

If you would like to apply, download the application form, fill it in and then email it to

Applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application towards the end of 2018 with the distribution of the AEDs to begin shortly after.