Dying With Dignity Victoria (DWDV - formerly the Voluntary Euthanasia Society of Victoria Inc.) is a law reform and education organisation pursuing public policies and laws in the state of Victoria that enhance self-determination and dignity at the end of life.

Our Charter Principles

Patrons Mr Julian Burnside QC, Hon Rod Mackenzie OAM, Hon Ian Macphee AO

DWDV has no connection with Philip Nitschke, Exit International or a publicly available ‘peaceful pill’.


Victorian election 2014: Electorate overwhelmingly back voluntary euthanasia, Vote Compass reveals

Victorians overwhelmingly support voluntary euthanasia for terminally ill patients, putting them at odds with the Coalition and Labor parties on the issue, according to Vote Compass results. See story and video here.

Vale Peter Short

Peter Short, a highly energetic and effective campaigner for Dying With Dignity, died on Monday 29 December. See news report here.

Dr Rodney Syme, Vice-President of Dying With Dignity Victoria, gave an address at Peter's funeral - read it here.

The weekend magazine in The Age: Good Weekend featured an article on Peter and his attitude to life and death. Read it here.

Doctor admits giving dying man the drugs to end his life

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