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CPR & AED Awareness

Shocktober is a month-long campaign to highlight the importance of knowing where Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are located and to ensure that all AEDs are made publicly accessible and registered through Ambulance Victoria.

Restart a Heart Day is held on October 16 and is a global initiative to raise awareness and educate the community about CPR and AEDs.

Did you know that only 1 in 10 Australians survive a cardiac arrest? Together we can improve cardiac arrest survival rates by knowing how to perform CPR and use an AED (defibrillator).

Learn how

Do you know how to perform CPR? Or how to use an AED? You’re invited to join Mike in a live training session to learn these life saving skills. All are welcome, simply RSVP to the Facebook Live Event and join us on Thursday 15 October at 7pm AEST.

Or, you can learn from home by watching paramedics Jess and Luke in the video below. All you need is a pillow and a small space on the floor. Invite members of your house to watch and practice with you.

Know where your nearest AED is

CPR and defibrillation are critical for survival – for every minute that CPR is delayed, survival decreases by 10 per cent.

Ambulance Victoria is on a mission to ensure every Victorian knows where their nearest AED is located to increase survival rates.

Locate registered AEDs


Register for GoodSAM

GoodSAM is a mobile phone app that connects a member of the community to someone in cardiac arrest.

GoodSAM registrations are now open to any adult who is confident and willing to perform CPR and use an AED.

Download the GoodSAM Responder app today or learn more at