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 that 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.

National Advance Care Planning Week ran for the first time in 2018 and again during 1 - 5 April 2019.

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

National Advance Care Planning will run again in 2020. Stay tuned for updates!

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Also in this section

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 guides

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Advance Care Planning

A personal guide

This guide is designed to help you think about your future healthcare choices, and can be used with the companion booklet, 'Getting started'.

Download (PDF, 2.7MB)
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Advance Care Planning

Getting started

This booklet is designed to support you in the process of developing an Advance Care Directive, alongside the companion publication, 'A personal guide'.

Download (PDF, 4.3MB)