Advance care planning in Victoria

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 Victoria?

Yes. Try these resources.

Victorian Department of Health webpage on advance care planning

This has general information, frequently asked questions and a page with contact details for local services providing assistance with advance care planning.

Local services providing advance care planning support

There are a number of services providing varying levels of advance care planning support to their local community. Local websites detailing these services can be found by opening and scrolling down to the bottom of the page, here

Free online Advance Care Planning Toolkit

A free DIY Toolkit created by Peninsula Health is available online. The toolkit enables you to follow the prompts to fill out a Medical Power of Attorney form and to create your personalized Advance Care Directive. Your forms are then saved to your computer and printed for signing. These online tools are available to everyone, you don’t have to live in the Peninsula Health area to use them. Click on the links below to access these resources.

Online Advance Care Directive form

Online Medical Power of Attorney form