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Students Raise Awareness of Community Defib Project

Western Sydney University Students are doing a great job helping the Community Defib Project to raise awareness of the importance of AEDs in the community. The students, who are all studying paramedicine, took the opportunity to put a short video together to assist the project. “The students have done a great video explaining in simple… Read More »

An angel in pyjamas

Paramedic Educator Jess Handley was fast asleep at home when the GoodSAM phone alert went off on her bedside table. Wasting no time, she jumped in her car and followed the app’s directions to a nearby cardiac arrest, 3.1km away – pyjamas and all. Emergency physician Dr Andrew Crellin, 48, had gone to the bathroom… Read More »

Canowindra – The Balloon Capital of Australia now AED Equipped!

Situated between the beautiful country locations of Orange and Cowra NSW, you’ll find the Balloon capital of Australia – the picturesque Canowindra NSW is nestled away on the Belubula River. During our visit one night, we didn’t notice any balloons high above, but we were made to feel very welcome by a large group of… Read More »

Congratulations Bland Shire West Wyalong – Sporting Fields AED Equipped & Ready

The Bland Shire Council West Wyalong was a recipient of three NSW Office of Sport AED grants in the very first round of funding to be granted. There is now an AED located at three of the local sport facilities: the McAlister Oval (in the canteen) the Ron Crowe Oval (at the members bar) and… Read More »

Griffith Feral Joggers Running with new AED!

A great number of the Griffith Feral Joggers members recently attended an evening to learn about Sudden Cardiac Arrest, how to recognise it, how to manage and successfully treat. The club was successful in their application for a grant from the NSW Office of Sport AED grant program, and have now taken delivery of their… Read More »


The Yorke Peninsula Country Times has reported the great news that Wallaroo Football Club (WFC) SA now has a publicly accessible AED – ready to go whenever a Sudden Cardiac Arrest strikes! To see the Yorke Peninsula Country Times article, click here. The Defibshop is proud to be working with many community and sporting groups, including the… Read More »

Kangaroo Lake Caravan Park – True Community Spirit!

The community of Mystic Park Victoria can rest proud on their generous community spirit! Nestled literally on Kangaroo Lake, the Kangaroo Lake Caravan Park led the project to provide the local community and surrounds with a public access defibrillator. The defibrillator is located in the grounds of the park and all community members have access… Read More »

Cowra Shire Council works with local clubs to secure Defibrillator Grants!

Well done to Cowra Shire Council and three of the community’s local sports clubs. Together, they have all been successful in receiving an Office of Sport NSW defibrillator grant to assist with the funding of a defibrillator for their club. Many club members came out on a cool and wet evening in May to attend… Read More »

Maitland District Netball Association receives Office of Sport NSW Defibrillator Grant!

Congratulations to the Maitland District Netball Association on successfully applying for and receiving one of the many Office of Sport NSW funding grants to equip their club with a defibrillator package from the Defibshop!  Club members came together one evening in May to be taken through Sudden Cardiac Arrest and how to use their defibrillator should… Read More »

Rake cast feature in new Shock Verdict ad to promote CPR

Only 10% of people survive a cardiac arrest so…C’mon Australia, Let’s Save Lives! For more information visit: The three steps to help save a life: Call 000 – Start chest compressions – Use an AED This video aims to encourage untrained members of the public to participate in resuscitation in out of hospital cardiac arrest… Read More »