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 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.
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.


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


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.

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.

End of Life Direction 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.
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.
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