End of Life Law - Voluntary Assisted Dying

Voluntary Assisted Dying

Voluntary assisted dying (VAD) is the assistance provided to a person by a health practitioner to end their life. Laws that legalise VAD have been passed in all Australian States - Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania, South Australia, Queensland, and New South Wales.

The factsheet in this section explains what VAD is, and the law in Australia.

Green = VAD is operating, Blue = Depending on the State, VAD will commence operating between October 2022 and November 2023, 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 20 June 2022