End-of-life care external resources

The Commonwealth, state and territory governments across Australia are increasing their focus on improving the safety and quality of end-of-life care.

The links below provide information on some of the work that is happening across Australia.

Disclaimer: These links are provided for convenience only and should not be construed as an endorsement by the Commonwealth of Australia. Conversely, omissions should not be construed as non-endorsement.

National Palliative Care Strategy

Palliative care strategy

The National Palliative Care Strategy is intended to be used by all Australian governments, as well as organisations and individuals, in guiding the implementation of palliative care across Australia so that people affected by life-limiting conditions receive the care they need to live well. The National Strategy provides a shared direction and authorising environment for the continuous improvement of palliative care services throughout Australia.

Publication, report or update

Education for clinicians


Access the end-of-life essentials modules.

Flinders University has produced a number of end-of-life education modules to assist acute care clinicians in meeting the challenges of providing end-of-life care. The modules are based on the Commission’s National Consensus Statement: Essential elements for safe and high-quality end-of-life care and are funded by the Australian Government as a National Palliative Care Project.

The modules focus on developing clinical knowledge and skills in communication and decision-making, and are aimed at doctors, nurses and allied health professionals.


Care search is a website for everyone and provides evidence based information about palliative care.