Shocktober is a time to commit to making safety a top priority.

October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month, a global campaign highlighting the importance of using an automated external defibrillator (AED) to save lives.

October is also Work Safe Month, a national initiative to encourage all individuals and businesses to prioritise safety in their workplaces from physical and psychological harm.

Let’s make safety a top priority this month and beyond. Every heart matters.

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What is Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA)?

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is a serious emergency where the heart suddenly stops beating, causing a loss of blood flow to the brain and organs. It can happen unexpectedly to anyone, anywhere, and at any time.

Did you know?

  • SCA is the top cause of death in Australia
  • Every year, over 30,000 Australians experience SCA
  • 90% of those who suffer from SCA outside of a medical facility do not survive

Quick defibrillation with an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) commonly known as a defib is crucial for survival in SCA, increasing the chance of survival to over 70%.

AEDs save lives in an emergency, but only if you have one!

What is an AED?

In the case of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), defibrillation using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is the most effective life-saving device. A defibrillator delivers an electric shock to the heart to restore its normal rhythm. It acts as a bridge between the onset of SCA and professional medical care, providing a chance at life when time is of the essence.

In a cardiac emergency, having a defibrillator on hand is crucial.

Is an AED easy to use?

These devices are designed for ease of use and come with voice-guided instructions, making them accessible even to children. These simple but sophisticated devices analyse a person’s heart rhythm and advise if a shock is needed. Using an AED does not pose a risk to the user or the person in need of treatment, and legal protections are in place for those who use them.

No training is needed, so you can act quickly.

So, which AED should you buy?

The vast array of defibrillator options available on the market today is overwhelming.

It’s challenging to differentiate between each device’s unique features and benefits to determine which one provides the most value for money. Additionally, you’re not merely searching for a life-saving device but also a dependable defibrillator partner who can deliver great support and service.

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We understand that this decision can cause anxiety and apprehension.

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We make buying easy!

At AED Authority, our expert team is ready to assist you with accurate information to help you make a well-informed decision.

What you need to know!

  • User-Friendly: Simple instructions and clear voice prompts
  • Fast Response Time: Delivers a shock within 10 seconds
  • Compact & Portable: Designed for work, home and on-the-go
  • Maintenance Free: Self-checks daily with a long-lasting battery

We make selecting and buying defibrillators easy. Trust us for expert guidance, a wide selection, and dependable training and support.


FREE Combo Bundle

Simply buy a defibrillator in October and receive a FREE combo bundle; AED 3D Sign, First Responders Kit, and AED Authority Indoor Cabinet (valued @ $380 RRP). Contact AED Authority today and let our expert team assist you in selecting and purchasing your defibrillator and combo bundle.

Every heart matters

Get an AED and be shock ready

Customer Reviews

Australians choose AED Authority

AED Authority is the go-to partner for exceptional expert advice and continuous support for defibrillator needs for countless individuals and businesses across Australia.

“I can’t remember the last time I encountered such flawless and prompt customer service.”

Carly La Canale // Facility Director, Honeywell

I want to thank you Sam & Grant for the great support and responsiveness you have provided during this process.

Sarah Smits  //  Work Safe Victoria

Survival stories

Fast action and a defibrillator saved Brian

Got questions? We have answers

When should I use a defibrillator?

Defibrillators should be used when someone suffers cardiac arrest. Patients in cardiac arrest will collapse, have no pulse, lose consciousness and will not be breathing normally.

Is cardiac arrest the same as a heart attack?

People often use these terms interchangeably, but they are not the same. A heart attack is when blood flow to the heart is blocked, and sudden cardiac arrest is when the heart malfunctions and suddenly stops beating unexpectedly. A heart attack is a “circulation” problem and sudden cardiac arrest is an “electrical” problem. Both are medical emergencies – you should always call 000.

Do I need training to use a defibrillator?

Defibrillators are designed to be used by anyone, no training needed. They come with very clear visual and verbal instructions that guide you through each step of response. Each defibrillator is slightly different though, so it is a good idea to familiarise yourself with the model you have chosen. Our resources section has demonstration videos of all the devices we sell.

How long do the batteries and pads last?

It depends on the make and model of your AED. They will be labelled with an expiry date. We recommend replacing them promptly to make sure your device is always in good working order.

Do I need to get my AED serviced?

AEDs do not need to be serviced, but they do need to be maintained and monitored. Monthly checks need to occur to ensure your device is always in working order. Parts like batteries and pads with expiry dates will need to be replaced from time to time. Our Concierge product takes care of the administration of these tasks for you.

Can I accidentally shock someone or hurt myself?

No, you can’t. AEDs work by analysing the heart’s rhythm through the electrode pads that are placed on the patient. A shock will be delivered through the pads only if an abnormal rhythm is detected, only if the patient needs it.

Every heart matters

Get an AED and be shock ready

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