Palliative care contacts

A list of organisations, websites and services that offer support, counselling and information about palliative care.


Advance Care Planning Australia (ACPA)

Advance Care Planning Australia (ACPA) is a national program enabling Australians to make the best choices for their future health and care.

AHHA: Palliative care online training

This online training program helps aged and community care workers, carers, volunteers, family members and health professionals who provide palliative care to aged persons in the community.
Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association

Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement

This centre provides support for bereaved and grieving Australians. It is an independent, not-for-profit organisation. They are available 9 am to 5 pm AEDT, from Monday to Friday.
Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement
Freecall (Australia wide)


CanTeen helps young people cope with cancer in their family. Through CanTeen they learn to explore and deal with their feelings about cancer and connect with other young people in the same boat.

Carers Australia

Carers Australia is the national peak body representing Australia’s unpaid carers. It advocates on their behalf to influence policies and services at a national level.
Carers Australia


CareSearch provides trustworthy information about palliative care for patients, carers and families as well as for the health professionals providing their care.
Flinders University


caring@home aims to improve the quality of palliative care services across Australia. The website contains resources that will support people to be cared for and to die at home, if that is their choice.
Brisbane South Palliative Care Collaborative

Dying to Talk

The Dying to Talk website encourages Australians of all ages and levels of health to talk about dying. It provides a discussion starter to guide you through talking with your loved ones.
Palliative Care Australia

End of Life Directions for Aged Care (ELDAC)

The ELDAC website provides information, guidance, and resources to health professionals and aged care workers to support palliative care and advance care planning.
End of Life Directions for Aged Care
ELDAC Helpline

End-of-Life Essentials

End-of-Life Essentials provides online learning opportunities and practice resources for doctors, nurses and allied health professionals. This is designed to improve the quality and safety of end-of-life care in hospitals.
End-of-Life Essentials


Griefline provides free and confidential counselling and support to people experiencing grief and loss across Australia, inclusive of remote, regional, rural and metropolitan regions.

My Aged Care

If you need some help around the house or think it’s time to look into aged care homes, My Aged Care is here to help. Visit the My Aged Care website to find information about how to access aged care services. You can also call Monday to Friday, 8 am to 8 pm, and Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm.
My Aged Care

My Health Record

My Health Record is an online summary of your key health information.
My Health Record

Palliative Care Australia

Palliative Care Australia (PCA) is the national peak body for palliative care. They work closely with consumers, their member organisations and the palliative care workforce. PCA aims to improve access to, and promote the need for, palliative care.
Palliative Care Australia

Palliative care contact

Contact the palliative care team for information about our palliative care initiatives and strategies and help with any of its related resources.
Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care

PCC4U (Palliative Care Curriculum for Undergraduates)

PCC4U provides palliative care education for health professionals.

Queensland University of Technology

PCOC (Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration)

The Australian Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration (PCOC) provides information for
patients, carers, families, the general public, clinicians and researchers on palliative care.
University of Wollongong

PEPA (Program of Experience in Palliative Care)

Provides Australia’s only free health placements in palliative care services. This program is for practising health professionals.
Palliative Care Education and Training Collaborative

The Advance Project

The Advance Project provides palliative care training, screening and assessment tools for health professionals.
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