With thousands of people attending sporting events around the state every week, having AEDs at sporting venues can help save lives.
An AED is a small, portable device designed to increase the chance of survival to someone experiencing a cardiac arrest, by delivering a controlled shock.
Local Sport Defibrillator Program grants are now available to fund up to 75 per cent of selected AED packages, which includes maintenance.
The Program has been allocated $4 million by the NSW Government.
Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres said that in NSW, up to 7000 people will experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest this year.
“About a quarter of these incidents will occur outside the home, and publicly available defibrillation can increase the likelihood of survival by up to 75 per cent,” Mr Ayres said.