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Palliative Care WA has delivered hundreds of free, informative and interactive community workshops on advance care planning and palliative care in Perth and regional WA over many years.

We all want to have a say in what happens in the last part of our lives. By making plans that cover your future care, lifestyle, health and finances, you’re not only working out what you want, you are also making things easier on those around you. This process is called Advance Care Planning.

What is covered?

Everyone who attends one of our workshops will receive a comprehensive resource pack that contains all the information and handouts you need to participate in the workshop and some advance care planning resources. The workshop will cover:

  • what’s involved in advance care planning
  • exploring what matters to you and what your priorities are for the last stage of life
  • how to have a conversation about your wishes with your family, loved ones and health care providers
  • what is involved in palliative care and when it should be offered
  • how to complete documents such as Advance Care Plan, Advance Health Directive, and Enduring Power of Guardianship.

Online workshops

We also offer an online version of our advance care planning workshop via Zoom. Early registration means your resource pack will be posted to you, otherwise you will receive the pack via email.  Don’t worry if you are new to online workshops or Zoom as your resource pack includes a helpful ‘tips’ handout.

Safe Space workshops

From time to time we provide a Safe Space Workshop online. That means they are only open to people with a chronic condition or terminal illness, as well as those who care for family or friends with a chronic condition or terminal illness.  While the core information on advance care planning is the same as other workshops, we recognise that some people will feel more comfortable sharing questions and concerns with those in similar circumstances… within a ‘safe space’. We respectfully ask anyone who does not fit into this group, to not register for one of our Safe Space Workshops.

Workshops just for carers

This online workshop is suitable for any individual in a caring role, whether it be in a formal or in-formal capacity. It is also suitable for individuals who are care recipients regardless of age, health or background. You don’t need any prior knowledge of Advance Care Planning to take part.

Thanks to funding from Carers WA, this workshop is free for anyone either in a caring role or a care recipient and living in Western Australia. There is a fee for participants from elsewhere in Australia. We are not able to offer this workshop to international participants. For further information, visit our Events page.

How do I find a workshop?

To find out if one of our face-to-face or online workshops is scheduled near you, go to our events page. Workshops are being added all the time, so check back regularly.

Alternatively talk to us about partnering with us to host one for your community or organisation.  It can be exclusively for your audience, or we can promote the workshop more widely and open it up to others in the general community.  We come to you, and we can provide a customised workshop to suit specialised audiences.

To find out more about hosting a workshop download the information flyer here.

What people are saying

“The workshop has given me confidence to go ahead with my older age planning”

“Thank you for your presentation – our family will ‘bless you’, as do I”

“A wonderful, heartfelt and engaging workshop, well delivered and with a real respect for everyone present”

“Thank you. It was enlightening information and great to have a conversation I wouldn’t have thought to have otherwise”

Want more information?

If you would like to partner with us to host an advance care planning workshop in your community, organisation or workplace we would love to hear from you. Please contact us on 1300 551 704 or

Advance Care Planning Support Service

If you have already attended one of our Advance Care Planning Community Workshops but need some support to take the next steps with your Advance Care Planning, then we offer a personalised and practical support service to help. Find out more HERE.