Healthy Ageing


Advance Care Planning Australia

Advance Care Planning Australia is a national program funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care, and is administered via Austin Health.

The program aims to enable Australians to make the best choices for their future health and care. It involves heartfelt conversations and a personal statement that goes beyond filling in a form. It is a commitment to honour and respect an individual’s values, beliefs and choices.

We want advance care planning discussions to become a key part of routine healthcare conversations across Australia.

Advance Care Planning Australia provides:

  • advance care planning advice and support to individuals and health and care professionals
  • training and education programs for health and care professionals
  • education frameworks for educators
  • advance care planning improvement toolkits to audit and improve local processes
  • research and evidence to support advance care planning
  • volunteering opportunities for people to support others with advance care planning
  • information for diverse communities and specific health settings.

For free advice and support, to make a referral or request a starter pack including relevant state documents, call the National Advance Care Planning Support Service on 1300 208 582 from 9am - 5pm (AEST/AEDT) Monday to Friday.

Website: Advance Care Planning Australia

Resources: Advance Care Planning Week (20-26 March)