Secure a $1,000 Grant for Life-Saving AEDs

Are you a not-for-profit community, cultural, or sporting organisation in South Australia?

You could qualify for a $1,000 grant to acquire a life-saving Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

UPDATE: Applications for round one of the South Australian AED Grants Program have now closed.

Even though the current application round has closed, we can still help. Contact us to check your eligibility and stay informed about the next rounds. We’ll make sure you’re the first to know when they open.

South Australian AED Grants Program

Empowering Communities with Life-Saving Equipment

What is the South Australian Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Grants Program?

The South Australian Government is improving access to AEDs by mandating their presence in specific buildings, facilities, and vehicles.

To support eligible community and sporting organisations in acquiring an AED, Preventive Health SA offers $1,000 in grant funding.

All not-for-profit community or sporting organisations that own buildings or facilities are encouraged to apply.

Why Apply for the SA AED Grant?

Save Lives

  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is the leading cause of death in Australia.
  • Over 30,000 Australians experience SCA each year.
  • 90% of those who suffer from SCA outside of a medical facility do not survive.
  • Quick defibrillation with an AED can increase the chance of survival up to 75%.

Financial Support

Reduce the cost of purchasing an AED with a $1,000 grant, making it more accessible for your organisation to comply with new legislation and protect your community.

Improve Community Safety and Accountability

Enhance the safety of your organisation by having an AED on-site, ensuring you are prepared for emergencies and can provide immediate assistance in the event of a cardiac arrest.

Legal Compliance and Readiness

Buildings and facilities owned by not-for-profit organisations must be compliant from 1 January 2026.
Ensure your organisation fully complies with the Automated External Defibrillators (Public Access) Act 2022 requirements.

How AED Authority Can Help Your Organisation

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

    • Expert Guidance: We will guide you through the grant application process. We have years of experience in helping organisations equip themselves with AEDs.
    • Community Focused: Dedicated to improving public health and safety in South Australia.
    • Choosing the right AED: It can be difficult to compare each device’s features and benefits to find the best value. You need not just a life-saving device but also a reliable partner for support and service. We can help you find the right AED for your needs.
    • Certified Devices: Our Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration) certified and comply with Australian standards.
    • Tailored Solutions: We offer solutions tailored to your needs, including devices for children and adults, management, and monitoring options.
    • Competitive Pricing: Our bundles are high-quality, competitively priced, and supported by our dedicated team.
    • Quick Action: Ensure your application is submitted before the deadline. We can help you complete a quick application and assist you with the best and most appropriate AEDs for your organisation.
    • Easy Purchase Process: We make buying easy and stress-free.


    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 organisations across Australia.

    “Thank you for what has been a very easy and professionally handled process.”

    Albion Park Uniting Church

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

    Sarah Smits  //  Work Safe Victoria

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

    Carly La Canale // Facility Director, Honeywell

    “Thank you for the offer that you have put together for us. I can see why you recommended this defibrillator (Lifepak CR2) for our Church.  Whilst it is a little more expensive than what we were initially budgeting for, I do appreciate the quality and features that it has and the generous and kind deal that you have put together for us.  I am also mindful of the fact that when it comes to potentially saving someone’s life, cost really should not be something that I quibble over.”

    Abermain Mission Hall Church


    Every Heart Matters

    Secure Up to $1,000 with the SA Defibrillator Grant

    Apply now for financial support and ensure you’re equipped for emergencies.

    We can guide you through the application, keeping you updated every step of the way to ensure your facility gets the lifesaving AED it needs.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Find answers to common questions about Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), AEDs, the AED Grant Program, and more.

    What is Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA)?

    Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is a medical 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. Immediate intervention is crucial for survival.

    What is an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)?

    An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is a portable medical device that saves lives by delivering a controlled electric shock to the heart. In case of a sudden cardiac arrest, the patient’s heart rhythm needs to be reset quickly, which can only be done through defibrillation using an AED. While starting immediate CPR is essential, it alone is not sufficient to reset the heart rhythm. An AED will deliver a controlled electric shock to get the heart beating normally again.

    Why is an AED important for survival?

    In the event of a sudden cardiac arrest, every minute without defibrillation reduces the chance of survival by up to 10%. Quick access to an AED can significantly increase the chances of survival.

    Don’t miss this opportunity to improve your organisation’s and community’s safety. Apply for the AED grant today and take the first step towards saving lives.

    Is an AED safe and easy to use?

    Absolutely! AEDs are user-friendly and safe to operate. Our range is designed for public access and requires no specialized training. Once activated, AEDs guide the user step-by-step until Emergency Services arrive, with simple graphics and clear voice commands making them easy for anyone to use. Using an AED poses no risk—you cannot harm the person, be harmed, or be held liable.

    Good Samaritan laws protect those who assist in emergencies.

    What is the AED Grant Program?

    The AED Grant Program offers $1,000 grants to eligible not-for-profit community, cultural, or sporting organisations in South Australia to assist with purchasing Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs).

    Who is eligible for the grant?

    Organisations must be not-for-profit, comply with the Automated External Defibrillators (Public Access) Act 2022, be located in South Australia, have an active Australian Business Number (ABN), and be the owner of the building or facility where the AED will be installed.

    What AEDs are recommended?

    To ensure safety and reliability, AEDs must be Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approved and meet the minimum recommendations set by the Australian New Zealand Resuscitation Council Guidelines. The SA Ambulance Service recommends the following features for AEDs:

    TGA Approval: The AED must have TGA certification.

    Essential Equipment:


    • The AED needs to withstand the environment in which it is placed. Consider the International Protection (IP) rating, which indicates the device’s ability to resist dust, water, extreme temperatures, and mechanical impact.


    • Ideally, the AED should be suitable for use on both adults and children.
    • Devices that provide visual cues and verbal instructions on performing CPR and early defibrillation are particularly beneficial and reassuring for non-medically trained users.
    • Compliance with Guidelines: It should operate in accordance with current Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines.
    • Portability: The device should be lightweight and easily transportable.
    • Long-Life Battery: It must have a battery capable of delivering multiple shocks and supporting multiple resuscitations.
    What are the responsibilities of grant recipients?

    Recipients are responsible for installing and maintaining the AED and must register its location with Triple Zero (000) operators.

    How can I register an AED?

    There will be a requirement to register all AEDs on the South Australian AED Register from 1 January 2026. Information and a link to the register will be made available once confirmed. In the meantime, you can choose to register an AED on the existing SA Ambulance Service AED Register. When someone calls Triple Zero (000) for a cardiac emergency, SAAS can use the register to advise them of the nearest AED.

    How many AEDs do I need?

    When determining the appropriate number of AED units and their placement, several factors should be considered. Except for small buildings, it is generally advised to have at least one AED unit per floor. The key goal of any effective AED program is to ensure a response time of three minutes or less from the victim’s collapse to the AED’s arrival. Use this objective as a guideline for deciding the number and locations of AED units. For further information on how to assess your site, click here.

    Do I need training to use a defibrillator?

    Defibrillators are designed for use by anyone, requiring no prior training. They provide clear visual and verbal instructions to guide you through each step. While each defibrillator model may vary slightly, it’s beneficial to familiarise yourself with your chosen one. Our resources section includes demonstration videos for all the devices we offer.

    How can AED Authority help with the grant application?

    AED Authority provides expert guidance throughout the grant application process, assists in selecting the ideal AED, and offers comprehensive support for installation and maintenance.

    Eligibility Criteria

    • Located in South Australia.
    • Be an incorporated not-for-profit community, cultural, or sporting organisation.
    • Have an active Australian Business Number (ABN).
    • Be the owner of the building or facility where the AED will be installed.
    • Must comply with the Automated External Defibrillators (Public Access) Act 2022.
    • Have public liability insurance with a minimum of $1 million per claim.

    Application Details

    • Grant Amount: $1,000 per eligible organisation.
    • Deadline: Applications for the first round of funding closed at 5 pm on Friday, 24 May 2024. But don’t worry! Contact us to check your eligibility and to be notified when the next rounds open. We’ll keep you informed every step of the way
    • Funding Rounds: Up to $3 million available over four rounds.

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