About National Advance Care Planning Week

A time to talk about what matters most.

National Advance Care Planning Week is an annual initiative by Advance Care Planning Australia that encourages all Australians, regardless of their age or health status, to make their future health care preferences known.

The initiative challenges people to discuss what living well means to them and to consider who they would want to speak for them, if they were too sick to speak for themselves.

The third National Advance Care Planning Week will run during 23 March - 27 March 2020. 

The initiative has been successful in starting tough but important conversations, bringing to topic to talk-back radio and family dinner tables across Australia – from Kalgoorlie to Townsville to Alice Springs. 

Health and community groups interested in hosting an event during National Advance Care Planning Week are invited to find out more and register here.

ACP Week Infographic

Also in this section

What we do

Find out more about advance care planning and Advance Care Planning Australia, the program behind this event.


Meet our ambassadors

Some of Australia’s leading health care professionals have lent their support to this event.


Booklets and guides

Advance care planning companion guides

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Advance Care Planning

A personal guide

This guide is designed to help you think about your future healthcare choices, and can be used with the companion booklet, 'Getting started'.

Download (PDF, 2.7MB)
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Advance Care Planning

Getting started

This booklet is designed to support you in the process of developing an Advance Care Directive, alongside the companion publication, 'A personal guide'.

Download (PDF, 4.3MB)