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Restart A Heart Day

CPR Lab setup outdoors and taught to the public by our CPR instructors

Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in Australia, impacting about 30,000 Australians every year. 

The Restart a Heart campaign hopes to improve the survival rate of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests by creating a community that has more people who can save a life by knowing how to do CPR and use an AED.

Gather your friends and family – here are some fun and rewarding things you can do with St John Ambulance Victoria to celebrate Restart A Heart Day and learn life saving skills.

Learn CPR in Minutes with CPR LAB

CPR Lab is travelling around Victoria teaching Victorians how to perform CPR in just 10 minutes*.  CPR Lab is a mobile learning bus that helps you learn the lifesaving technique by providing real-time feedback as you practice on a manikin. You even get to compete with others to see how well you can do CPR!


Join us for our Restart A Heart Day event: Monday 16 October 2023 - 3 Queens Bridge St, SOUTHBANK

  • Caring & Ageing Well Festival - Thursday 19 October 2023 (King George V Gardens, Ovens St, WANGARATTA)
  • Boroondara Emergency Services Family Fun Day Saturday 21 October 2023 (Patterson Reserve 484 Auburn Rd, HAWTHORN)
  • Caroline Springs CFA Open Day - Sunday 22 October 2023 (Hillside Fire Station - 4 Gourlay Road, HILLSIDE)
  • Warrnambool Show - Friday 27 October 2023 - Sunday 29 October 2023 (Warrnambool Showgrounds)
  • Carrum Downs Fire Brigade Open Day - Saturday 28 October 2023 (15 Wedge Rd, CARRUM DOWNS)


It's Everybody's Business

60% of employees say their workplace either doesn't have a defib or they don't know where it's kept. The need for more workplaces to be equipped with a defibrillator is clear. Here's your chance to make a difference.

The St John Ambulance G5 defibrillator has innovative features that makes treating sudden cardiac arrest victims easier and more effective than ever before. Plus, with the most comprehensive self-testing of any AED, the G5's daily self- test ensures it is always RescueReady™.

Shocktober Giveaway 2023

St John Community Giveaway - Win a Defibrillator or one of 105 other great prizes

This Shocktober, we’re helping get an extra 5 St John Ambulance G3 Elite Semi Automatic Defibrillators out into Victorian communities that truly need it.

Nominate a local sporting group, organisation or location you know would not only benefit having a lifesaving defibrillator, but where it will be available to the entire community in an emergency.

There are 105 prizes on offer with a total value of $19,855.50

  • 5 x St John Ambulance G3 Elite Semi Automatic Defibrillator valued at RRP $2150 each totalling $10,750
  • 10 x Mental Health and Crisis Support courses valued at RRP $225 each, totalling $2,250.
  • 20 x Herald Sun 12 month Digital Subscriptions valued at RRP $208 each, totalling $4,160 inc GST
  • 30 x Personal Kits valued at RRP $41.95 each, totalling $2097.50
  • 40 x DRSABCD Action Plan eLearning courses valued at RRP $14.95 each, totalling $598