End of Life Law - Voluntary Assisted Dying

Voluntary Assisted Dying

Voluntary assisted dying (VAD) is the assistance provided by a health practitioner to a person with terminal disease, illness or medical condition to end their life. VAD laws have been passed in all Australian States - Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania, South Australia, Queensland, and New South Wales.

These resources explain Australian VAD laws in the context of aged and home care.

Green = VAD is operating,  Grey=VAD is Illegal


  • Training module

An online training module on this topic is available through the End of Life Law for Clinicians training program. To learn more about the training or to register visit the ELLC online training portal.

Page updated 27 November 2023