Exit was founded by Australian physician, Dr Philip Nitschke, in 1997 after the over-turning of the world’s first Voluntary Euthanasia law – the Rights of the Terminally Ill (ROTI) Act.
During the ROTI Act, Dr Nitschke became the first doctor to administer a legal, lethal, voluntary injection.
Exit has a small staff & is supported by an active network of volunteers worldwide.
Exit is a registered non-profit, with offices in Sydney, Adelaide and Queensland. Exit International US is based in Bellingham WA, USA.
The average age of Exit members is 75 years. Most of our members are well. All believe in a person’s right to make informed decisions about when & how they will die. A significant minority of Exit members are seriously ill.
Exit was initially known as the Voluntary Euthanasia Research Foundation (VERF).