Defibrillators for Sporting Clubs and Facilities Program

The Defibrillators for Sporting Clubs and Facilities Program provides Victorian sporting clubs with the opportunity to acquire an automated external defibrillator (also known as an ‘AED’) for their club or sports facility.

Successful applicants receive an ‘Automated External Defibrillator Package’. The package includes a high quality defibrillator, some basic training and a minimum of five years of essential maintenance. This package will be provided by a qualified contractor engaged by the Department of Health and Human Services.


Victorian community-based sporting clubs and facilites involved in the delivery of sporting and active recreation opportunities are eligible to apply for a defibrillator package.

For the third round of applicants, non-government and not-for-profit Victorian clubs that participate in:

School sport and recreation clubs, if participants are current students, university sport clubs that participate in inter-varsity competitions and organisations and facilities that have previously received a defibrillator package under this program are not eligible.

Please note that by applying for an Automated External Defibrillator Package your club (or club facility management) is agreeing to:

Program guidelines

Application process

Important steps

There are some important steps to consider before submitting an application.

Step 1: Check your eligibility

Check the detailed information contained in the program guidelines to see if your organisation and is eligible.

Step 2: Apply using Grants Online

Make sure you have the information you need on hand, including a copy of your club’s medical emergency plan (if you already have one in place) and any documents you may wish to provide to support your application, and click on ‘Start new application’ to submit your application through Grants Online. You will receive an Application Number when you submit an application online.

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Additional information

To register defibrillators visit Ambulance Victoria

Useful resources for supporting the health and wellbeing of members of your club go to:

To acknowledge the Victorian Government’s support:

Program area and assistance

Read more about Sport and Recreation Victoria 

For general Sport and Recreation Victoria grant enquiries:
Phone: 1300 366 356 for the cost of a local call (except from mobile phones); or
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