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



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 guide

woman and daughters enjoying special moment

Advance Care Planning

Getting Started Guide

A printable introductory guide to advance care planning.

Download (PDF, 2.6MB)