About us

Working towards real change.

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

Delivering an extensive range of projects, ACPA increases advance care planning resources across health sectors and NGOs, improves workforce capability, produces information resources for diverse consumers and communities, and builds the evidence base.

ACPA’s work is informed by national policy, strategy, frameworks and standards including:

Our vision

It's about conversations. It's about choices. It's about how we care for each other.

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 and beliefs.

Our purpose

To build the foundation for a national collaborative approach to advance care planning. 

Our objectives

  • To ensure collaborative, respectful, strategic relationships and partnerships.
  • Deliver programs effectively.
  • Inform and influence evidence-based advance care planning practice.
  • Share knowledge through research and publications.

Our program and team

Advance Care Planning Australia is a national program that encourages people to reflect on their current and future health goals, values and beliefs.

An advance care plan 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.

  • Linda-Nolte
    Program Director,
    Advance Care Planning Australia

    Linda Nolte

    Linda Nolte is the Advance Care Planning Australia Program Director who is passionate about person-centred care, improving health care and leading programs.

  • Rebecca_optimised-for-staff-profile
    Communications Manager,
    Advance Care Planning Australia

    Rebecca Camilleri

    Rebecca has led compelling, award-winning communications campaigns, presented at conferences and has managed stakeholders in complex, political environments.

  • Samantha
    National Manager Advisory Services and Volunteers,
    Advance Care Planning Australia

    Samantha McCloy

    Samantha comes to ACPA with experience in cancer services and health promotion and a passion for program innovation and 'big picture' thinking.

  • Marcus_Sellars
    Research Fellow,
    Advance Care Planning Australia

    Marcus Sellars

    Marcus is passionate about using applied qualitative research methods and health economic evaluation to improve patient-centred outcomes.

Advance Care Planning Australia works 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 and research in this important area.