Community Defibrillator Fund

Ambulance Tasmania

Community Defibrillator Fund

Applications for the second round of Ambulance Tasmania’s Community Defibrillator Fund are now open for a further 90 Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs).

The Tasmanian Government is offering community groups, individuals and not-for-profit organisations the chance to apply for 90 AEDs for the benefit of their local communities.

Ninety AEDs from the first round of applications have already been delivered around Tasmania.

AED applications will be assessed on location and accessibility, willingness to maintain, registering and preparedness to respond as part of Ambulance Tasmania’s Early Access to Defibrillation Program.

The probability of surviving a cardiac arrest declines between seven and 10 per cent with each passing minute.

Early access to a defibrillator is critical and can save someone’s life.

The AED is very easy to use and has audio to talk you through the procedure.

Applications close Friday 13 September 2019.

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  CommunityAEDFund@ambulance.tas.gov.au

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.