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Palliative Caring Booklet

This booklet supports families and carers as they negotiate the often uncharted waters of caring for a loved one with a life limiting illness.

Download an electronic version here.

Contact us at to receive a free printed copy of the booklet (note postage costs may apply for bulk orders).


Dying Well community forum

Join us for a community forum to explore local and international perspectives on what it means to die well and what is needed to increase our focus on end of life care.

Monday 9 September 2019, 6:30 to 8:00pm

The University Club Auditorium, UWA

In this community forum you will hear about what has led our expert panel to work in the arena of palliative care as well as their perspectives on what it means to die well.

And you will have the opportunity to contribute your own ideas on what you think makes a good death.

Thanks to a generous benefactor we are able to provide this event free of charge.  Registrations are essential – Bookings via Eventbrite.



Oceanic Palliative Care Conference 2019

Have you registered for the Oceanic Palliative Care Conference in Perth yet?

The line-up of speakers is certainly first class and Palliative Care WA individual members can receive a special discounted registration rate.

Visit the conference website for more information on the program


You only die once

Palliative Care WA has launched You only die once, Australia’s first consumer awareness campaign on Advance Care Planning.

You only die once challenges people to see death as an important part of life and therefore worthy of consideration and planning.  It asks people to have early conversations with family, friends and carers around their preferences for their end of life care.

The campaign includes TV and radio advertising, online videos on our YouTube channel and social media. A dedicated website provides a guide to Advance Care Planning and a resources hub for people to utilise.