Conversation starters

Ideas to help you start

Are you looking to chat over coffee, discuss over dinner or get the conversation started at your event? It can be tricky to know what to say or how to start chatting about what you value and believe in.

We've got nine ideas that can help you start the conversation today:

Conversation starters


Start talking about it!

Starting the conversation

Other useful resources

  • Website

    Advance Care Planning Australia

    Advance Care Planning Australia

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

    Advance care planning: Be open, be ready, be heard

    Advance Care Planning Australia

    Life is full of moments when it's important to be open, to be ready, and to be heard. This is especially true when it comes to your future health care. Watch this short animation to find out more.
  • Video

    Advance care planning: Talking about it

    Advance Care Planning Australia

    It can be tough to talk about advance care planning, but it's important. If you need someone to make health care decisions for you, they need to know what you would have chosen. Watch this short animation to find out more.
  • Video

    Advance care planning: Being chosen as a substitute decision-maker

    Advance Care Planning Australia

    Whether it's a friend, a parent, grandparent or your partner, being chosen as someone's substitute decision-maker is an important responsibility. Watch this short animation to find out more.
  • Case study

    A grey folder, no grey areas

    Decision Assist

    At 92 years old, Lorraine’s father, Jim, was an active great-grandparent and community volunteer, yet he meticulously maintained a grey folder documenting his end-of-life wishes. And according to Lorraine, he liked to remind the family about it at every available opportunity – over a period of 20 years!
  • Video

    Advance care planning - starting the conversation

    State Government of Victoria

    This 9-minute video offers first hand accounts from those who have completed advance care plans.