Palliative care

Palliative care helps people live as fully and as comfortably as possible with a life-limiting illness. Palliative care is for people of any age. It can be provided in your home, a hospital, a hospice or an aged care (nursing) home. Find out how to get the best care for you and your loved ones.

About palliative care

Find out about palliative care — what is is, where it is provided, what it costs and how to get the best care for you.

Education and training

Find palliative care education and training programs for health and aged care workers.

Planning your palliative care

Having a plan can help relieve the stress on you and your family. Look at our guide to planning your care.

Initiatives and programs

Learn about our palliative care initiatives and programs.

Browse palliative care for

Children and young people

Palliative care for children and young people is different to adults. Find out how to decide if your child needs palliative care and what services are available.


Caring for someone with a life-limiting illness can be an emotional experience. Find out what support is available to help you and the person you care for.



AN-ACC assessment pathways fact sheet

This fact sheet or flyer provides information to providers of permanent resident aged care about the three AN-ACC assessment pathways for assessing and classifying an aged care resident.