Advance care planning in New South Wales

This page provides a plain-English overview of the legal processes involved in planning ahead, as well as links to local information. To get advice about your individual circumstances it is recommended that you consult with one of the agencies referred to below or a legal practitioner.

Are there programs, websites or documents of interest related to advance care planning in New South Wales?

Yes. Try these resources.

Planning Ahead Tools website from NSW Government

A comprehensive site with practical information about a range of topics including Wills, Power of Attorney, Enduring Guardianship, advance care planning and elder abuse. The website allows you to make an appointment with the nearest NSW Trustee office, directs you to a private solicitor or simply download all the forms you need.

Advance Care Planning information from NSW Health

A website with frequently asked questions and links to other NSW resources.

Hunter New England Advance Care Planning program

This website has a range of information for the general public and healthcare staff. It has been developed from the work on ACP done by staff in HNEAHS over a number of years.

Central Coast Advance Care Planning program

A useful website developed by health staff on the Central Coast of NSW. It includes brochures, posters and a workbook for members of the community.

ASLaRC Aged Services Unit

This Centre at Southern Cross University has a range of information about advance care directives, including power of attorney and enduring guardianship forms, advance care directive forms and PowerPoint presentations by Professor Colleen Cartwright.

My Wishes program from South Western Sydney LHD

This website has a range of information for the general community, GPs and staff working in hospitals, the community and residential aged care.