The Local Sports Defibrillator Program is about providing life saving equipment to NSW sporting facilities and clubs at a reduced cost..
Under the scheme, Wollongong and Shellharbour City Councils are Zone 1 and Wingecarribee Shire Council is Zone 2.
Sporting clubs have a choice of approved Service Providers and a variety of approved AED products and services.
The provision of an AED package will include:
- An AED
- AED familiarisation instruction
- A minimum of six years of essential defibrillator maintenance
Grants are available up to 50% of the selected AED package price in Zones 1 and 2.
Applicants can request more than one AED.
Funding should be expended within six months of the date of signing the funding agreement.
Grants for AED packages provided by under are available up to:
In determining priority for allocation of defibrillator package, the Office of Sport may consider:
- Profile of participants and spectators of club and facility i.e. type and size, calendar of events, season dates, game schedule etc.
- Facilities that provide the highest community access to the AED, including where the device will be installed, how it will be secured i.e. installation of AED in the building providing the highest level of access and available hours, installation of a 24 hour access cabinet, strategies to maximise community awareness around AED availability and ease of use outside your clubs normal hours of operation. In Zone 3, in the absence of a secure building the AED should be in the custody of the club for use for the duration of the season, and then in the custody of the other sport in the case of a sharing arrangement.
- Meet a demonstrated need in the community club or facility i.e. type of sport and physical activity undertaken, age profile and % of higher risk participants, stats of known medical conditions or previous incidents etc.
- Address barriers faced by the club to access emergency services and clubs without an existing AED.
- Capacity of organisation to apply systems and processes to successfully undertake the ongoing use, management and maintenance of AED.
Who is eligible to apply?
- Incorporated, not-for-profit sports clubs or other organisations in NSW
- State or national sporting organisations on behalf of member clubs located in NSW, to a maximum of 10 per Zone
- Licensed sporting clubs, providing that the project directly benefits sporting activities
- Sport clubs associated with a school, church or university providing they are an incorporated not for profit club in their own right
- Councils, sport and recreational facilities owners on behalf of sports clubs
- Service clubs such as Rotary, CWA and Lions, on behalf of sports clubs
What is not included?
- Ongoing maintenance outside of the scope of the maintenance schedule and any extended warranty as specified by the Approved AED Panel Service Provider
- Accredited CPR, First Aid, ongoing or additional face to face AED familiarisation instruction
- Out of warranty repair of equipment
- Replacement costs of consumables including batteries and electrode pads
- Replacement or temporary replacement of the AED if it is damaged or unrecoverable through wear and tear, vandalism, accident, theft or misuse
- General first aid maintenance items or equipment (items requiring cleaning and disinfecting after use)
Note: This is a general guide only. Sport clubs/organisations should refer to the details set out in the particular AED Providers’ packages when making a choice of provider.
Applications and Guidelines
Applications are completed via the Office of Sport platform and close 8 April 2020 at 5:00pm.