Community Defibrillator Fund

Ambulance Tasmania

Community Defibrillator Fund

Ambulance Tasmania’s Community Defibrillator Fund has now provided 180 heart starting defibrillators under a State Government grant of $540 000 over two years 2018 to 2020.

The second round of publicly-funded AEDs were supplied to community groups, individuals and not-for-profit organisations following a second round of public applications.

AED applications were assessed based on location, accessibility, willingness to maintain, registering and preparedness to join the Early Access to Defibrillation Program.

The probability of surviving a cardiac arrest declines between seven and 10 per cent with each passing minute, so early access to a defibrillator can save someone’s life.

AEDs are very easy to use and have audio to talk the user through the procedure.

AED Shockingly easy. Save a life with a defibrillator. For more information 1300 979 057 or Ambulance Tasmania AED locator smart phone app shows registered community-held AED locations across Tasmania

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AED Locator App

The AED Locator App is available on iOS, Android and Windows mobile platforms, the app uses a phone’s location to find the closest AED and provide directions.

Early Access to Defibrillation Program

Visit our Early Access to Defibrillation Program webpage for information about the program, including how to register your AED.

For more information on Ambulance Tasmania’s Early Access to Defibrillation Program, please contact Ambulance Tasmania on 1300 979 057 or email