The Pearl Beach Progress Association is initiating fund raising to purchase life saving, public access defibrillators to be located at key sites

Defibrillation is required in cases of cardiac arrest to restore a normal heart rhythm
and possibly a more successful


Defibrillators are simple and safe to use by members of the public. These sophisticated machines give both visual and clear spoken step-by-step instructions in the delivery of defibrillation and CPR in an emergency situation. You don’t need training.

The first critical step is to call 000 for help, followed by defibrillation and CPR as soon as
possible. Calling for an ambulance is vital, but we know it may take extra time to reach us
at Pearl Beach.

90 – 95% of sudden cardiac arrest victims die because they don’t have quick access to a
life saving treatment. That’s why we need these machines at three locations in the village.
Survivor rates of 70% and higher are achieved when a bystander defibrillation is delivered inthe first 3 – 5 minutes. Defibrillation’s chance of restoring a pulse decreases rapidly with time.

  • 2 minutes gives 80% chance of success
  • 4 minutes gives 60% chance of success
  • 8 minutes gives 20% chance of success
  • 10 – 11 minutes 0% chance of success

YOUR DONATION MAY HELP SAVE A LIFE: Our goal is to raise $12,000 for three defibrillators located in Pearl Beach

Payment Options: Direct Transfer to Pearl Beach Progress Association BSB 062 612 A/C 00900981Put your surname and ‘DEFIB’ on transfer and confirm payment to or by cheque payable to Pearl Beach Progress Association and send to: PBPA Defibrillator Fund 9 Diamond Road Pearl Beach 2256

Download the flyer: Defibrillator Flyer

Search the sky with Pearl Beach Astronomy Enthusiast !

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Wednesday 6 January; The Pearl Beach Progress Association proudly presents ‘Tour of the Cosmos – Astronomy for Adults’ commencing at 8pm with registration at the Pearl Beach Memorial Hall. Come along and enjoy a fascinating evening that will commence with a 45 minute talk and culminating with a viewing session through a telescope at the beachfront. The evening will conclude at 10pm.

Be astonished by the presentation by local astronomy enthusiast, Paul Wickham, who will discuss the creation of the solar system, how galaxies form and current theories about the size of the universe.

Bookings are essential, phone Paul on 0434 521 206. Ages from 15 years old, and numbers are limited to 25 participants. Cost is $10 to particpate in the viewing which includes a welcome drink. Family members are welcome to come along for the presentation session, additional drinks for a donation.

Further information, Lynne Lillico, Communications Officer, Pearl Beach Progress Association, 02 4344 2319

Photo: Paul Wickham

The Return of Kids Club!

Pearl Beach Kids Club – Join in the fun these holidays

Search the sky; Encounter Australian Reptiles; Enjoy the world of Magic; Learn to Paint; Listen to a story; Enjoy Bingo and much more ….

The Pearl Beach Kids Club, an initiative of the Pearl Beach Progress Association, is once again presenting a series of children activities commencing on Wednesday 30 December and throughout January 2016.

On Wednesday 30 December a weekly ‘Family Bingo’ evening event starting at 5pm in the Memorial Hall invites families to come along and join in the fun with prizes to be won.

‘To Infinity & Beyond Astronomy’ will be held on Monday 4 January commencing at 8pm with registration at the Memorial Hall for kids ages between 8 and 14. Following a visual presentation by astronomy enthusiast Paul Wickham, a short walk to the beachfront for a telescope viewing to see some wonders of the January sky through a telescope first-hand. Numbers are limited and parents are encouraged to accompany their children, however this is a Kids only viewing event.   Bookings recommended, cost per child is $5.

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Tuesday 5 January commencing at 10am – 1130am ‘Welcome to the World of Magic’ with Joel Howlett, showman extraordinaire. Be enthralled and amazed and have the time of your life young and old alike. Ages 5 – 15 years, cost per child $15 includes refreshments. Memorial Hall; adults free and welcome to come along.

Reptiles Rules Girl & Croc

Tuesday 12 January commencing at 10am – 1130am ‘Reptiles Rule’ meet Tony
who will introduce you and your child to an exciting and fun experience with Australia’s unique Reptile Wildlife. Ages 5 – 15 years, cost per child is $12 includes refreshments. Memorial Hall; adults free and encouraged to come along.


Wednesday 20 January commencing at 10am – 12 noon ‘Art Class – Pearl Beach Ducks Crossing’ an ever popular activity conducted by well known Central Coast artist Marijke Greenway.   Young art enthusiasts 8 to 15 years old can participate in a workshop where they will be coached in art form, colour and design. “By using artistic examples I hope to motivate the budding young artists”, Ms Greenway said. Bookings necessary, cost per child $25 includes art supplies and refreshments. Memorial Hall.

Wednesday 20 January commencing 10am – 11am ‘Peep Peep Story Time’ with Pim Sarti who will take young children on a magical journey with a story about Pearl Beach Ducks, culminating with a colouring-in activity.

Ages 3 – 6 years, cost per child $8 and includes a copy of the book and refreshments.   Memorial Hall, back deck.

Throughout January The Tennis & Recreation Club will be holding ‘Kids Tennis Coaching

Bookings Kerri : 0438 358 225, or to book a court phone: 0418 436 225

Tuesday January 26   Annual Australia Day at Pearl Beach will be held on the beachfront, commencing at 8am with beach races, a sausage sizzle (until sold-out), refreshments, fun fair, speeches and the Gosford City Brass Band to entertain. On show the Pearl Beach Rural Fire Brigade.

Enqiries for individual activity costs and booking details 4344 2319