An AED can save a life. If there is an AED in your building, we need to know.

SA Ambulance Service maintain a record of South Australian publicly accessible AEDs. When you call Triple Zero (000) in an emergency, we will know if there is an AED nearby to help. Register your AED with us today.

Approximately 30,000 Australians suffer a cardiac arrest every year. It can happen to anyone, at any age. The chances of surviving an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest is significantly higher when a person receives early life support in the form of CPR and the use of an AED.

What is an AED?

Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are portable electronic medical devices which monitor a person’s heart rhythms and deliver assisted electrical shock (‘defibrillation’) to counteract sudden cardiac arrest (loss of heart function).

AEDs can be used by anyone and require no training. When you call Triple Zero (000) in an emergency, our highly skilled Emergency Medical Dispatch team will direct you with every step of using the AED until our Paramedics arrive on scene.

For more people to survive cardiac arrest, South Australia needs more AEDs available in communities, workplaces, schools and clubs in the event of an emergency.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why do we need defibrillators?
  • Can I hurt someone with an AED?
  • Is my workplace or club legally required to own a defibrillator?
  • What defibrillator does SAAS recommend?
  • What are some of the requirements to consider when purchasing an AED?
  • Where can I buy an AED or first aid equipment for my premises?
  • What defibrillators does SAAS use?
  • What are the terms and conditions with registering an AED with SAAS?

Register your AED with us

Registering your AED with us means that it will be available for others to see and access, and will be an important part in the chain of survival for someone who needs help.

Use this form to register a new AED, update existing AED details, or remove an existing registered AED.