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:
- an organised competition of a sport recognised by Sport and Recreation Victoria or the Australian Sports Commission; or
- an organisation affiliated with a peak or state sport and recreation sector body, acknowledged by Sport and Recreation Victoria for their important role in the sector and their contribution to creating opportunities in both sport and active recreation may apply for a defibrillator package from the Defibrillators for Sporting Clubs and Facilities Program.
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:
- 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.