In wonderful news for Australians, six Australian states have passed voluntary assisted dying laws.
Laws that legalise voluntary assisted dying (VAD) have been passed in Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania, South Australia, Queensland, and New South Wales.
The laws in each State are similar but there are key differences.
Victoria was the first state in Australia to pass voluntary assisted dying laws.
- New South Wales
- South Australia
- Western Australia
The Voluntary Assisted Dying Act provides a safe legal framework for people who are suffering and dying to choose the manner and timing of their death.
The home of information about assisted dying laws in Australia is End of Life Directions for Aged Care (ELDAC) which provides information, guidance, and resources to health professionals and aged care workers to support palliative care and advance care planning to improve the care of older Australians.
ELDAC is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care.