No set timeline defines end of life care but, due to illness or old age, many people will require responsive care as they approach death. High-quality end of life care relies on open communication, informed decision making and collaboration among healthcare providers, families and carers.

This page provides information about end of life care for Victorians. This includes options for supporting decision making and information about appropriate care. Everyone’s needs are different at the end of their life and people should be provided with care that is consistent with their preferences and values. 

News and events

Top left image of older woman, bottom right part of image has solid blue background with the words "Voluntary Assisted Dying" on it and the Victorian government logo at the bottom.The Voluntary Assisted Dying Implementation Conference

When: 8 – 10 May 2019

Further information and registration on the conference event page.

 

Audience of smiling womenThe Advance Care Planning Seminar

When: 9 August 2019

Further information and registration on the Advance Care Planning Australia website.

 

Blue stethoscope with the tubes arranged in the shape of hanging scalesEnd of Life Law for Clinicians

Free online training course – available on the QUT website.

 

 

Blue ripples with the words "Oceanic palliative care conference 2019" in the middleOceanic Palliative Care Conference 2019

When: 10 – 13 September 2019

Further information and registration on the Palliative Care Australia website.