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The Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program allocates grants to assist local sporting clubs and recreational facilities across NSW in the purchase and maintenance of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs).

The NSW Government is allocating $2 million over four years, 2022-2026 to assist sporting clubs across NSW in the purchase and maintenance of AEDs.

State Member for the Electorate of Cessnock, Clayton Barr, MP encourages eligible applicants to make an application to the Office of Sports. “This program makes sports safer for our local sporting groups and their supporters.”

More than 33,000 Australians experience cardiac arrest every year and early access to CPR and defibrillation can influence survival rates by up to 75 percent. Survival rates from sudden cardiac arrest decrease each minute defibrillation is delayed. Early access to CPR and defibrillation will improve the chance of survival.

“I encourage all of our local not-for-profit sporting organisations, groups and services to put in an application for this potentially life-saving equipment, in case of an emergency occurring”

said Mr Barr.

Eligible applicants will need to be one of the following:

  • Incorporated, not-for-profit sports and recreational clubs or other incorporated organisations in NSW that are sport or recreation related
  • State or national sporting organisations on behalf of member clubs located in NSW
  • Licensed sporting clubs, providing that the project directly benefits sporting activities
  • Sporting clubs associated with a school, church or university providing they are an incorporated not-for-profit club in their own right
  • Councils, and sport and recreational facilities owners on behalf of sports and recreational clubs
  • Service clubs such as Rotary, CWA and Lions, on behalf of sports clubs

Up to $3,000 is available for approved applications to cover the cost of purchase of an approved AED package.

Applications are currently open and will close at 1pm on Friday 10 February 2023.

For eligibility criteria and application forms, visit:


Media contact:            Clayton Barr on 4991 1466