palliative care and other health and community care


professional and community workshops, seminars, meetings and conferences

Western Australian, national and international

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Sources: Palliative Care Australia, state palliative care organisations and other health and community care groups.
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Dying to Know Day 8 August 2017

  • 75% of us have not had end of life discussions
  • 60% think we don’t talk about death enough
  • Over 80% of us die in hospital or residential care though most of us would prefer to die at home
  • Very few of us die with an advance care plan (less than 10 percent)
  • The number of Australians aged 65 and over will double by 2050 increasing our need to plan while well and share our wishes with our loved ones

Dying to Know Day is in its fifth year as an annual national event with well over 350 events registered do far.  The events seek to activate conversations and curiosity, build death literacy and help grow the capacity of individuals and community groups to take action toward end of life planning.

Palliative Care WA, the peak organisation for the sector, has coordinated a series of community events in collaboration with the regional palliative care teams, local community champions and Film Harvest.

Dying To Talk, 8 August 2017 (Albany, Donnybrook, Geraldton, Perth)

Using the Dying to Talk Discussion Starter Toolkit, participants will be guided through a process to help them prepare for end of life planning and make informed care choices consistent with their values.

A Time To Live 9 August 2017 (Orana Cinemas Albany, Busselton, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie)

This is the premier screening of the BBC documentary in Australia.  The film is about 12 people of varying ages who manage to find positives in their terminal prognosis and discover what really matters in life.

Key Contacts:

Albany: Irene Montefiore, 0428 991 653                    Busselton: Lisa Knight, 0437156110

Donnybrook: Julieanne Hilbers, 0408 060 266          Geraldton: Robyn Ellis, 9956 2497

Kalgoorlie: Lyn Robinson, 9080 5293                         Perth: Vicki Barry, 0409 045 373

For more information and details see below.






National Palliative Care Week 2017 21-28 May 2017

 Annual Palliative Care WA Breakfast 2017

Tuesday 23rd May 2017, 7am – 9am

UWA Club, Hackett Drive Crawley


2016 Palliative Care WA Annual General Meeting

Tuesday 6th December  2016, 5:00pm for a 5.30pm start. Refreshments on arrival.
Seminar Room, Cancer Council WA, 15 Bedbrook Place Shenton Park

The Executive Committee invites Palliative Care members and supporters to the Palliative Care WA 2016 Annual General Meeting.

Guest Speaker

Dr Elissa Campbell,  Palliative Care Physician & GeriatricianHealth Care Provider Perspectives On The Barriers To Advance Care Planning In Australian Hospitals: An Exploratory Survey

About Elissa:  Elissa recently completed specialist physician training in palliative care and geriatrics. In 2015 she undertook a research Fellowship in Advance Care Planning based in the Palliative Care service at Fiona Stanley Hospital. She is currently working as a Geriatrician in the acute medical assessment unit at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.

At the AGM

  • The Election for Executive Committee positions will be held
  • President, Executive Officer and Financial reports will be presented for approval

For more information download the Agenda PCWA AGM 2016

If you would like to nominate for an Executive Committee positions or nominate someone for a position, please download this AGM 2016 Proxy and Nomination Form.  Please note that only current PCWA members are eligible to nominate and and be nominated for the Executive Committee. If you are unsure if your membership is current, i.e. you have renewed or joined in the last six months, please contact PCWA  To join or renew your membership online here

For catering purposes, please RSVP by Monday 5th December.  RSVP by Contacting Us.

If you are a current PCWA member and are unable to attend the AGM and want to nominate proxy please download this form and email to

Palliative Care WA State Conference 2016  29-30 November 2016

The Palliative Care WA State Conference 2016 will be held on 29-30 November at the Joondalup Resort.  The Community Connections, Capacity + Care Choices conference will highlight the approaches to palliative caring and working together as a community. The conference will bring together a range of perspectives from healthcare practitioners, researchers, and service providers, as well as consumers, carers, and volunteers. For information and to register go to our dedicated conference website

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Annual Commemoration  Sunday  16 October 3.4pm – 6pm


The Annual Commemoration is a special event for anyone who is bereaved

Sunday 16 October 2016

3.45pm to 6pm

Winthrop Hall, University of Western Australia, Crawley

The Annual  Commemoration offers space for reflection and celebration of life accompanied by beautiful live music and spoken word performances.  Light a  candle in memory of your loved one, seek comfort from the experiences of others and seek hope for the future.  For more details and to RSVP  go to our  Annual Commemoration page.