Be open. Be ready. Be heard.

Advance care planning is a routine part of a person's healthcare. When a person's values are discussed openly, their healthcare preferences can be respected at a time when they cannot voice their decisions.

It's an ongoing process that needs cooperation between individuals, their families, care workers, and health professionals as well as community organisations and healthcare organisations. Advance Care Planning Australia is a national program that provides information and resources to individuals, care workers, and healthcare professionals to improve this cooperation.

For individuals

Think about what's important to you - and make your goals, values, beliefs and preferences known through advance care planning.

For family, friends and carers

Close family, friends and carers play an important role in talking about advance care planning and supporting the decision-making process.

For health and care workers

Advance care planning is part of routine care and benefits everyone: the person, their family, carers, health professionals and associated organisations.