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Restart a Heart Day


Restart a Heart Day is a designated day of action across Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. It has been running for a number of years, however 2017 heralds the inaugural Australia and New Zealand Day, facilitated by the Council of Ambulance Authorities Australia (CAA) and proudly supported by SA Ambulance Service.

Monday 16 October 2017 was Restart a Heart Day, and its key message is that anyone can restart a heart in three simple steps:

This message is important, as every week more than 280 Australian families lose a loved one to sudden cardiac death. That’s 41 people every day. In South Australia, sudden cardiac arrest affects more than 1,800 people each year. This is around five people per day, and only one in 10 of these survive.


To organise a free CPR-30 session for your organisation, please complete this form Community CPR30 Session Request Form or email

To visit the national website for Restart a Heart Day, visit

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To attribute this material, cite SA Ambulance Service, 2018.