Event tips for hosts

Ready to plan your event?

We've developed a handy guide to help step you through the event-planning process. 


  • Be sure to register your event to get an event listing on the What's On page of our National Advance Care Planning Week website.
  • If you're running a virtual event, check out our helpful guide to hosting a virtual event.
  • Give invitees enough time to clear their diaries so they can attend - get your invites out earlier rather than later.
  • You can promote your event by sharing your event listing in your newsletter or on social media with images we have created for you.
  • Engage the local media and send a media release.
  • Hang awareness-raising posters around your office, organisation and community to build the buzz. 
  • You can download customisable posters where you can add the details of your event.
  • A great way to kick off your event is to get your guests talking about advance care planning.
  • Try our conversation starters to help open up the conversation on the day.
  • These conversations can be challenging for some people - encourage an atmosphere of listening, openness and respect.
  • Remind guests that everyone has different views and values - honest conversations are the key.
  • For a step-by-step guide and activities,  look at our resources for hosts page.

  • Share your photos and highlights with us after the event via Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn using the hashtag #acpweek21
  • Email your photos to us and tell us how it went.
  • We will also send you a survey to fill out after the event to help us improve.

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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)