Relieving distress and suffering for Victorians with untreatable, painful or terminal illnesses

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Additional support is available for families and friends of people choosing VAD, both during and after the VAD process. Click here for more information.


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Help with your Advanced Care Directive (your medical treatment wishes), Voluntary Assisted Dying, and other supports DWDV can provide.



Latest news about Voluntary Assisted Dying around Australia and internationally.



Arrange a presentation for your organisation on end-of-life choices.


Other Resources

Additional resources, such as media articles, DWDV submissions to inquiries, arguments supporting Voluntary Assisted Dying, and other supporting organisations.



Here you can listen to or read others’ experiences of Voluntary Assisted Dying or submit your own story.



Answers to the questions we are most frequently asked about Voluntary Assisted Dying or end-of-life choices.


The purpose of Dying With Dignity Victoria is to relieve distress, helplessness and suffering for Victorians with untreatable, painful or terminal illnesses. We continue to encourage all Victorians to complete an Advance Care Directive, and provide specific education and advice in this regard.

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The information on this Dying With Dignity website is provided for the purpose of disseminating information as a service to and for the benefit of the general public. The content is not intended to provide medical advice and should not be relied on as such.

Acknowledgement of Country

Dying With Dignity Victoria acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country across Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders, past and present. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that this site may contain names, images and voices of deceased persons.

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