Defibrillators and sport

As heard recently on SEN radio please find below a host of information and resources relating to sport defibrillators:


Statistics show that one in every 1,000 persons has an undiagnosed heart complaint, and a cardiac arrest can occur without prior warning signs or symptoms.

About 30,000 Australians die of sudden cardiac arrest each year.

How defibrillators can save lives: past media releases

Sports Medicine Australia welcomes heart starting initiative

Governments need to step up: defibrillators will save sporting lives


Medical Emergency Planning


Defibrillator training is accessible via each SMA state branch. A list of upcoming courses can be accessed here or alternatively contact your local state branch here.

Useful links

Defib for Life!