The Victorian Government believes all Victorians are entitled to quality end of life care, which relieves pain and suffering, and provides compassionate support to family, friends and carers.
On 29 November 2017, the Victorian Parliament passed the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act .
From 19 June 2019, Victorians at the end of life who are suffering and who meet strict eligibility criteria will be able to request access to voluntary assisted dying.
The law allows for an 18-month implementation period to give health services time to plan and prepare for voluntary assisted dying.
Further resources will be available shortly.