Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
Publically accessible Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) help save lives.
Call 000 in an emergency situation
If you suspect a person is in cardiac arrest, call 000 and ask for an ambulance.
A defibrillator (AED) is a portable device to be used on a person that is in cardiac arrest before an ambulance arrives.
AEDs can used by the general public. The AED will give voice instructions on how to use it once it is switched on.
The AED will deliver a measured electrical shock to restore the normal effective cardiac rhythm.
For more information about AED's, visit: Australian First Aid: AED
To watch a AED demonstration, visit: AED Step-by-Step Demo
AEDs at Council facilities
AEDs are located at the following Council facilities:
- Norwood Town Hall
- Norwood Library
- Payneham Library
- Norwood Swimming Centre (swimming season only)
- Payneham Memorial Swimming Centre (swimming season only)
- Payneham Community Centre
- Council Depot
- St Peters Childcare Centre & Preschool
The Council is also investigating the installation of 24/7 publicly accessible AEDs to improve community awareness and access.
For a list of publicly available defibrillators, visit: St John - Public Access Defibrillation
State AED register
A register of defibrillators is being set up in South Australia. The SA Ambulance Service wants businesses, community groups and individuals to report automated external defibrillators (AEDs) that are publicly accessible.
If you register your AED, it will allow emergency response agencies to direct a caller to the AED so that it can be used in a cardiac emergency until an ambulance arrives.
For more information and to register your AED, visit: SA Ambulance Service – AED Registration