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Advance care planning is a series of steps you can take to help you plan for your future health care. Start the conversation now.

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This section will provide you with a clear understanding of the important elements of advance care planning so you can help your patients plan for their future health care.

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Here you will find out how to do advance care planning and why it matters for you and your loved ones. A step by step guide.

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Compelling, real stories by the people who know; patients who have done ACP and the doctors and nurses who explain why having the conversation about end of life health wishes is the first, most important step to getting on with life.

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News & Events

ACPEL 2015

25th July 2014

The 5th International Society of Advance Care Planning and End of Life Care Conference will take place on the 9-12 September 2015 in Munich, Germany.     Please…

Victorian Department of Health Launch

21st March 2014

In March 2014, the Victorian Department of Health launched Advance care planning: have the conversation; A strategy for Victorian health services 2014-2018. This…

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Advance Care Planning Explained

The late Australian actor, Charles "Bud" Tingwell  AM was a passionate and early advocate of advance care planning; he and his wife Audrey both completed advance care directives before they died. Here in a special video he recorded for us, Bud explains what ACP is and how to do it.

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Advance Care Directives

Competent Person
Advance Care Plan Competent Person: Cover sheet and form
Advance Care Plan
Health Direction

Incompetent Person
Advance Care Plan Incompetent Person: Cover Sheet, form and info sheet
Advance Care Plan Incompetent Person

Public Advocate Of the ACT
Public Advocate of the ACT- Enduring Power of Attorney

Booklets

Australian Capital Territory Information Booklet

Leaflets

Australian Capital Territory Leaflet

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Further Information

Other websites with ACP information:

Planning ahead tools - NSW Government Website
Advance Care Planning – Making your Wishes Known - NSW government Website
Enduring Guardianship - NSW Trustee and Guardian website 

Information Booklets:

Using Advance Care Directives New South Wales - information booklet from NSW Health
Guidelines from end-of-life face and decision-making - information booklet from NSW Health
Decisions about my health – Information leaflet from Hunter and New England Health Service
Respecting Patient Choices – Information booklet (NSW)

Other Relevant Links:

NSW Guardianship Tribunal
NSW Public Guardian

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Further Information:

Other websites with ACP information:

Queensland Health Advance Care Planning
Health Care Decisions – Queensland government website
Advance Health Directives – Queensland government website 
Enduring Power of Attorney – Queensland Government website

Information Booklets:

Advance Care Planning Guide – West Moreton Hospital and Health Service information guide
Respecting Patient Choices – information booklet

Other Relevant Links:

Office of the Public Advocate
Public Trustee

Contact:

Julie Latham
Palliative Care Advisor
Respecting Patient Choices Coordinator
Eden Associate
E j.latham@wmb.org.au
W http://www.wmb.org.au

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Further Information:

Other websites with ACP information:

Advance Care Planning for Healthy Dying – Tasmanian Government website

Information Booklets:

What you need to know about Guardianship – Office of the Public Guardian leaflet
Enduring Guardian Infosheet – from Guardianship and Administration Board

Other Relevant Links:

Guardianship and Administration Board
Office of the Public Guardian
Public Trustee

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Further Information

Other websites with ACP information:

Advance Health Directives – Government of WA, Department of Health website
Enduring Power of Guardianship – Office of the public advocate website

Information Booklets:

Advance Care Planning – A patient’s guide – from Government of WA Department of Health
Preparing an Advance Health Directive  – from Government of WA
A Guide to Enduring Power of Guardianship in WA – from Government of WA, Department of the Attorney General – includes form
Enduring Power of Guardianship in WA – Information Kit – From Government of WA, Department of the Attorney General – includes form
Your choices to make an Advance Health Directive, appoint an Enduring Guardian – from Government of WA, Department of the Attorney General and Department of Health
Advance Care Planning – Planning your advance Care – Time for a Chat – from Government of WA, Department of Health

Other Relevant Links:

Office of the Public Advocate
Public Trustee

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