Our key work and objectives 

Advance Care Planning AustraliaTM is a national program funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care, enabling Australians to make the best choices for their future health and care. We are administered via Austin Health.

Our key work

Our work covers many fields related to advance care planning.


Our vision

We believe advance care planning is a heartfelt conversation and a personal statement that goes beyond filling in a form. It’s a commitment to honour and respect an individual’s values, beliefs and choices.

We want advance care planning discussions to become a key part of routine healthcare conversations across Australia.

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 strategic priorities 2022 - 2025

Our strategic priorities promote the importance of our role as a leader, a collaborator, an advocate, an educator, and national resource. It sets out the ways will we work and collaborate to ensure advance care planning is part of routine health care and people have choice and control over their future medical treatment decisions.

Our position statements

Our position statements clarify our views on issues surrounding advance care planning and end-of-life.