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Community Safe Program

St John Tasmania is giving deserving community groups and charities the chance to apply for a free life-saving AED (Automated External Defibrillator).

Round 1

  • Open: 15 December 2023
  • Close: 15 March 2024
  • Recipients announced: 15 April 2024

Round 2

  • Open: 6 May 2024
  • Close: 8 July 2024
  • Recipients announced: 19 August 2024

Round 3

  • Open: 16 September 2024
  • Close: 11 November 2024
  • Recipients announced: 16 December 2024

We believe in the power of community and the importance of safety. That's why we are giving deserving community groups and charities the chance to apply for a free life-saving AED (Automated External Defibrillator).

Why Defibrillators Matter: Sudden cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, anywhere. Quick access to a defibrillator can make all the difference in saving a life. Our mission is to equip communities with the tools they need to respond effectively in emergencies.

How It Works: Nominate a community group or charity that deserves a free defibrillator. Whether it's a sports team, a local organisation, or a community centre, we want to hear about the groups that make a positive impact. Our expert panel will review the submissions and select recipients based on need, community impact, and potential life-saving impact.

Benefits of Our Program:

  • Free AED: The selected group will receive a top-of-the-line defibrillator at no cost.

  • Training: We don't just provide the equipment; we also offer training sessions to ensure that your group is well-prepared to use the defibrillator in case of an emergency.


How to Nominate:

Applications must be made electronically via the form below.

  1. Share why the nominated group deserves to receive a free defibrillator.

  2. Provide information about the group's community impact and activities. 

    Note: While not mandatory, preference will be given to applicants who can place the AED externally so that in addition to the defibrillator being accessible by the members and visitors of the recipient’s organisation, it can also be accessed by the general public.

Get involved: St John Tasmania has committed to giving away 10 defibrillators over the next year and we are calling on the business community to get behind this cause. If you are an individual or business that would like to support this effort, get in touch to find out more about our sponsorship packages. Together, we can make a significant impact on community safety.

Obligations of recipients

The grant recipient organisation takes responsibility for the consumables and maintenance costs of the defibrillator. 

If the defibrillator is used on a casualty, St John will cover the replacement costs of the pads. However, it is the obligation of the grant recipient organisation to pay for the ongoing expenses to maintain the defibrillator. This would include ensuring any defibrillator pads and/or battery are replaced at the date of expiry. 

No on-selling permitted. 

The grant recipient organisation must not under any circumstances on-sell the defibrillator or any of the associated components to any third parties at any stage.

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