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 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.
The Australian Government funds a range of projects aimed at improving palliative care education and training for health and aged care workers, and raising awareness of end of life choices.
Australian Capital Territory
The ACT Government website contains information for consumers and health professionals about palliative care services and advance care planning.
New South Wales
This online resource aims to guide services and Local Health Districts in constructing their own, localised models of care.
The End of Life program aims to introduce a state-wide approach to end-of-life care in NSW.
Information for consumers and health professionals on palliative care services in the Northern Territory
The Queensland Government launched a statewide strategy for end-of-life care in May 2015.
End of life care for health professionals
Information for health professionals on end of life options, including policies and procedures:
Information for patients and health professionals on palliative care programs and the Healthy Dying Initiative in Tasmania. Includes:
Information on advance care planning and palliative care services in Victoria.
The Victorian Government is conducting inquiry into end of life choices that is due to report in May 2016.
Information and resources on palliative and end-of-life care.