Our roll out has been a huge success – delivering almost 900 defibrillators to clubs. That means there are still over 100 defibrillators and training packages still up for grabs.
In a life threatening sudden cardiac arrest – every second counts, and bystanders play a critical role.
Without a defibrillator close by, the survival rate for sudden cardiac arrest is somewhere between two and five per cent.
When a defibrillator is used within the first few minutes, the rate of survival can rise to 70 per cent.
The great news is that more bystanders than ever are stepping in to save lives. The use of public defibrillators for cardiac arrests has soared four-fold from 2.8 per cent in 2006/07 to 11 per cent in 2015/16.
The new devices will appear on Ambulance Victoria’s database, so that triple zero operators will be able to direct callers to the new devices available when emergency strikes.
The fourth round opens on Friday 10 November and closes Friday 22 December 2017.
For more information about the Defibrillators for Sporting Clubs and Facilities Program or to apply online, go to Defibrillators for Sporting Clubs and Facilities Program.