Greg Page and Mayor Heins at one of the 15 new AED defibrillators across the beaches

Former yellow Wiggle Greg Page and Mayor Sue Heins at one of 15 new AED defibrillators at bus stops across the Beaches. 

Wednesday, 5 July 2023

Former yellow Wiggle Greg Page knows all too well that sudden cardiac arrest can happen to anyone.

In January 2020, the famous children’s entertainer collapsed during a live performance.

It was only a day after his 48th birthday when he ‘dropped dead’ from sudden cardiac arrest.

Thankfully, there was an AED nearby, off-duty medical professionals in the audience and volunteers ready to lend assistance.  They saved his life.

Now he is on a mission to make AEDs more readily available in more locations across Australia. His charity Heart of the Nation is also training as many people as possible on how to use them.

We are proud to be one of the first councils to partner with Heart of the Nation to install defibrillators (or AEDs) at 15 key locations, including bus stops.  The AEDS have been generously donated by ClubGRANTS from Mounties Group, owners of the local Harbord Diggers.

Around 28,000 Australians suffer sudden cardiac arrest each year and only 10 per cent survive.

If you can access an AED within three to five minutes of someone suffering a sudden cardiac arrest, you can increase their chance of survival up to 70 per cent. Anyone can learn how to use AEDs to try and save a life.

Heart of the Nation has also launched a national campaign and free app to educate 20,000 Australians on how to perform CPR and use an AED.  

The new AEDs are being installed at:

  • Bus stop, 345 Barrenjoey Road, Newport
  • B-Line terminus, Village Park, Mona Vale
  • B-Line bus stop, 1472-1518 Pittwater Road, Warriewood
  • B-Line bus stop, 1417 Pittwater Road, Narrabeen
  • B-Line bus stop, 1060 Pittwater Road, Collaroy
  • B-Line bus stop, 890 Pittwater Road, Dee Why
  • The Strand, Dee Why
  • B-Line bus stop, Warringah Mall, Pittwater Road, Brookvale
  • B-Line bus stop, 84 Kenneth Road, Manly Vale
  • 381-383 Sydney Road, Balgowlah
  • Bus stop, 138 Sydney Road, Fairlight
  • Bus stop, 1 Belgrave Street, Manly
  • Bus stop, 206 Pittwater Road, Manly
  • Bus stop, 681 Warringah Road, Forestville
  • Bus stop, 56 Glen Street, Belrose

There are three steps to take when someone suffers sudden cardiac arrest:

  1. CALL – Call Triple Zero (000)
  2. PUSH – Start CPR
  3. SHOCK – Use an AED

For more information about Heart of the Nation and how you can help save a life visit