What we do

Working towards real change.

We believe advance care planning is a heartfelt conversation and a personal statement that goes way beyond filling in a form. It’s a commitment to honour and respect an individual’s values and choices. We want to enable every Australian to make the best choices for their life and health care, based on their personal values, preferences and beliefs.

An advance care directive can empower and prepare individuals, their loved ones, carers and healthcare professionals for important healthcare decisions in the future. This approach reduces anxiety and improves outcomes for all involved.

We work to ensure advance care planning discussions become a key part of routine healthcare conversations across Australia. We deliver an extensive range of programs, services, training and education to foster innovation, practice change and research in this important area.

About Advance Care Planning Australia

Advance Care Planning Australia is a national program supported by funding from by the Australian Government Department of Health, enabling Australians to make the best choices for their life and health care.

We deliver a range of initiatives in collaboration with other leading organisations. Delivering an extensive range of projects, we increase advance care planning resources across health sectors and NGOs, improve workforce capability, produce information resources for diverse consumers and communities, and build the evidence base.

For more information about us, visit the Advance Care Planning Australia website.


Meet our ambassadors

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

Have any questions?

Take a look at some of the frequently asked questions regarding National Advance Care Planning Week.

Booklets and guides

Advance care planning companion guide

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Advance Care Planning

Getting Started Guide

A printable introductory guide to advance care planning.

Download (PDF, 2.6MB)