Create your plan

 The process, forms and documents for advance care planning depend on your state or territory.

We offer various options to increase your knowledge of advance care planning including free online courses, workshops and webinars.

Learn more about the role health professionals play in advance care planning. 

Learn about the different laws and ethical considerations for advance care planning.

Latest news

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    Cancer patients want end-of-life discussion to plan care

    New research shows that most people with cancer and those who support them want to discuss end-of-life care, but these important advance care planning discussions are largely not occurring with their doctor or healthcare provider.

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    Overcoming cultural difference in end-of-life planning

    New research from Advance Care Planning Australia has highlighted how cultural background affects our attitudes and behaviours to advance care planning. It found that people born overseas were less likely to complete an Advance Care Directive when compared to those born is Australia.

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    The case for prioritising advance care planning in COVID-19 response

    A new report has recommended that advance care planning could be better used as part of Australia’s COVID-19 crisis to help manage a surge in healthcare demand and reduce the need for rationing.

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Starting the conversation

Starting the conversation about advance care planning is an important first step in ensuring a person's preferences for future care are known and respected.

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