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A bill for “An Act to require the installation and registration of Automated External Defibrillators in certain buildings, facilities and vehicles and for other purposes” was introduced 7 September 2022. and passed in both houses in early 2023.

By 1st January 2025 you need to have a automated external defibrillator available in a facility or designated building.

Mr Pangallo said it was an indisputable fact that quick access to a defibrillator dramatically improved a person’s chance of surviving a heart attack. “For every minute that defibrillation is delayed, the chance of survival decreases by 10 per cent,” he said. Find out more via  The Canberra Times .

  • a public building or facility;
  • a prescribed sporting facility;
  • a school, tertiary institution or education facility that provides skills training;
  • a correctional institution (within the meaning of the Correctional Services Act 1982) or custodial police station (within the meaning of section 78 of the Summary Offences Act 1953);
  • a retirement village (within the meaning of the Retirement Villages Act 2016);
  • a facility that provides residential care within the meaning of the Aged Care Act 1997 of the Commonwealth;
  • a caravan park;
  • a residential park (within the meaning of the Residential Parks Act 2007) occupied (or that allows for occupation) by more than 12 residents;
  • a casino or other venue where gambling is authorised, other than a venue where the only gambling authorised is the selling and buying of lottery tickets;
  • a theatre or other venue where artistic or cultural performances are provided;
  • a building or facility, or class of building or facility, prescribed by the regulations.
  • a building with a floor area of more than 600 m

 

Maximum penalty: $20,000 if you don’t have a defibrillator onsite by 1st January 2025.

NEXT STEPS….”

  1. Order your defibrillator by phone, email or via our website.
  2. Order your sign by phone, email or via our website.
  3. Training will be provided by our team.
  4. Make sure your order is received and in place by November 2024.

 

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