Safety and Quality > Our Work > End-of-Life Care > End-of-life care projects across Australia

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.


National Palliative Care Program

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

Palliative Care – Health professionals

Respecting Patient Choices

Palliative Care – Consumers

The ACT Government website contains information for consumers and health professionals about palliative care services and advance care planning.

New South Wales

Agency for Clinical Innovation – Palliative and End of Life Care Blueprint

This online resource aims to guide services and Local Health Districts in constructing their own, localised models of care.

Clinical Excellence Commission – End of life Program

The End of Life program aims to introduce a state-wide approach to end-of-life care in NSW.

Northern Territory

Palliative Care – NT

Information for consumers and health professionals on palliative care services in the Northern Territory


Statewide strategy for end-of-life care

The Queensland Government launched a statewide strategy for end-of-life care in May 2015.

South Australia
End of life care for health professionals
Information for health professionals on end of life options, including policies and procedures:

  • Advance Care Directives for health professionals
  • Consent to medical treatment for health professionals
  • Resuscitation Plan 7 Step Pathway


Palliative Care – Tasmania

Information for patients and health professionals on palliative care programs and the Healthy Dying Initiative in Tasmania. Includes:

  • Advance Care Planning
  • Medical Goals of Care Plan
  • Palliative Care Service Delivery Model


End of life Care – Victoria

Information on advance care planning and palliative care services in Victoria.

Greater say for Victorians: Improving end of life care

The Victorian Government is conducting inquiry into end of life choices that is due to report in May 2016.

Western Australia

WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network

Information and resources on palliative and end-of-life care.