A defibrillator (sometimes called a ‘defib’, or Automated External Defibrillator 'AED') can save someone's life if they have a cardiac arrest. The sooner you use a defibrillator, the greater the person's chances of survival.
Dial triple zero (000) and ask for an ambulance if someone has had a cardiac arrest.
View the locations on the map below or view a list of the locations by suburb.
What is a defibrillator?
A defibrillator is a device that uses electricity to re-start the heart or shock it back into its correct rhythm. It is used when the heart suddenly stops pumping.
The defibrillator analyses the heart rhythm and decides whether an electric shock is needed.
You don't need training as the device will tell you what to do.
'Zapstand' 24hr Defibrillator Stations
Northern Beaches Council has installed and maintains a number of life saving 'Zapstands' which are available 24 hours.
They are bright green, over 2.3metres in height and are easy locate in public locations (represented by a green icon on the map).
Portable defibrillators are often found in large public places in the community, including workplaces, schools, gyms and shopping centres. They are also located in or on many Council buildings and properties - including community centres, surf clubs, pools and libraries.
St John Ambulance Australia has a map of AED locations (Australia-wide).
There is also an iPhone app, Resuscitate, to help find publicly accessible defibrillators that are near you. Download the app from the iTunes store.
Please note - Some of these may only be available when the property is in use (various times) and may not be accessible in your time of need. AEDs located in surf clubs are generally only accessible during patrol hours.