Book a free presentation for your community group

Book a free advance care planning presentation for your community

We believe advance care planning is a heartfelt conversation and a personal statement that goes way beyond filling in a form. We want to enable every Australian to make the best choices for their life and health care, based on their values and preferences. The Advance Care Planning Volunteer Community Ambassadors lead an Introduction to Advance Care Planning information session.

Advance Care Planning Volunteer Community Ambassadors have been a part of the Advance Care Planning Australia team since 2012. In this time, they have provided 235 presentations to over 4,500 people. Our Community Ambassadors lead an introductory, free 40-minute presentation. The presentation aims to increase community understanding of advance care planning, what the benefits are, and how to undertake the process. These presentations are delivered to a variety of clubs, groups, events and organisations.

Every attendee receives a free information package. This includes information on further resources and support available from Advance Care Planning Australia.

Advance care planning can assist people to express their hopes for different stages in their illness, and make these preferences clear to people, like those who act as their substitute decision-maker, to ensure that their preferences are met.

What we will do

We will:

  • Work with you and our Community Ambassador team to find a mutually agreeable time to hold the information session
  • Assist your organisation to ensure our information session will meet the needs of your attendees
  • Work with you to advertise or promote your information session. This may include a review, as required, by our Communications team
  • Provide equipment for the session to run smoothly (if required).

Request a presentation speaker

If you are interested in having a Volunteer Ambassador present within your organisation, please download and complete the speaker request form and return it via mail or email. Please allow 3-4 weeks for this booking process to occur. 

Alternatively, for further information feel free to contact the Advance Care Planning department 1300 208 582 or via acpa@austin.org.au.


More information

Other information and learning opportunities

Increase awareness and knowledge of advance care planning within your organisation, community or aged care facility by exploring other advance care planning learning and information materials targeted specifically at health and care workers.

Our informative one-day workshops will give you the opportunity to enhance your advance care planning knowledge and increase your confidence in having these important conversations. 

Topics include:

  • the benefits of advance care planning 
  • medical decision-making 
  • the role of the substitute decision-maker 
  • legal implications of advance care planning 
  • advance care planning conversations 
  • life prolonging treatments 
  • organisation implementation.

Establishing the governance and processes for successful advance care planning in your organisation requires support and commitment from all stakeholders.

We can help you get started with helpful tips and advice from evidence-based practice, plus there is an aged-care implementation guide available to download.

Advance Care Planning Australia delivers a range of online courses, face-to-face workshops and webinars for all those interested in learning more about advance care planning.

  • Website

    Advance Care Planning Australia Learning

    Advance Care Planning Australia

    Advance Care Planning Australia Learning is a national eLearning hub to support aged care workers, health professionals and consumers learn more about advance care planning, addressing introductions, conversations, planning legal implications and more.
  • Video

    What is advance care planning?

    Decision Assist

    Learn about the principles of advance care planning int he first webinar of this series.
  • Video

    Advance care planning – how to

    Decision Assist

    Learn to recognise an opportunity to talk about advance care planning and how to have the conversation in this webinar.
  • Video

    Communication at the end of life - Meeting the needs of the family

    Decision Assist

    Increase your confidence in communicating with family members around death and dying. Develop an increased awareness of the psycho-social support needs of family members at the end of life.
  • Video

    Advance Care Planning in Primary Care

    Decision Assist

    A webinar designed to enhance the knowledge, skills and confidence of the primary care workforce to promote, initiate and continue discussions regarding future health preferences in routine care.
  • Video

    Advance Care Planning Medico-legal elements

    Advance Care Planning Australia

    Explore the the medico-legal elements of advance care planning. This webinar includes definitions, case studies, and resources.