Legal - Voluntary Assisted Dying

Voluntary Assisted Dying

Voluntary assisted dying (VAD) is illegal in all Australian States and Territories, except in Victoria where VAD is lawful in some circumstances. VAD laws will commence in Western Australia on 1 July 2021, and in Tasmania, on a date to be confirmed. The factsheet in this section explains what VAD is and the law in Australia.

Page updated 19 May 2021