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.
Applicant clubs must be non-government and not-for-profit and participate in an organised sport recognised by Sport and Recreation Victoria or the Australian Sports Commission. A list of the Australian Sports Commission recognised sports is available at www.ausport.gov.au/supporting/nso/asc_recognition
Please note that by applying for an Automated External Defibrillator Package your club (or club facility management) is agreeing to:
- register the defibrillator with Ambulance Victoria
- implement a medical emergency plan that is consistent with the current Sports Medicine Australia guidelines.
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.
To register defibrillators visit Ambulance Victoria
Useful resources for supporting the health and wellbeing of members of your club go to:
- Sports safety and injury prevention information
- Concussion in Sport
- General health and medical information for consumers
- Heart Foundation you and your heart
- Food safety
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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