Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are battery-powered, portable devices for use in emergencies involving cardiac arrest. Dial triple zero (000) and ask for an ambulance if someone has had a cardiac arrest.
Defibrillators are typically located in healthcare facilities and public places such as hotels, community facilities, schools and amenities adjacent to sports grounds. Council owns or maintains defibrillators at the following locations:
- Mosman Civic Centre customer service reception, 573 Military Road, Spit Junction.
- Mosman Square Seniors Centre, Mosman Square next to Mosman Civic Centre.
- Barry O’Keefe Library, Library Walk, 605 Military Rd.
- Mosman Art Gallery, 1 Art Gallery Way.
- Marie Bashir Mosman Sports Centre, Cross Street.
- Mosman Council Depot, 179-185 Cowles Rd.
- Balmoral Oval Pavilion, south end of The Esplanade.
- Balmoral Baths amenities block, south end of The Esplanade.
- Balmoral Tramshed amenities block, The Esplanade.
- Rosherville Reserve / Chinamans Beach amenity block.
- Middle Head Oval amenities block, Middle Head Road.
- Rawson Oval Pavilion, Cross Street.
Harbour Federation Trust also maintains a defibrillator at the Georges Heights amenities block, Suakin Drive, Headland Park.
Council maintained AEDs
Please note – Some of these locations may only be available when the property is in use (various times) and may not be accessible in your time of need.
St John Ambulance Australia has a map of AED locations (Australia-wide).
There is also an iPhone app, Resuscitate, to help find publicly accessible defibrillators that are near you. Download the app from the iTunes store.
How to use an AED
AEDs are designed to be easy for any person to use including those with no prior medical training, and all models are similar to operate.
Video demonstrations on how to use AEDs are available online including one published by manufacturer Philips, on how to use AEDs similar to those in Council buildings.
Many surf lifesaving and other organisations also offer classes on first aid and use of AEDs.