The 5-year review of the Victorian Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017

Since June 2019, Victoria’s Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 (the Act) enables eligible Victorians who are suffering and dying to choose the manner and timing of their death.

The Centre for Evaluation and Research Evidence (CERE), at the Victorian Government Department of Health, is now reviewing the operation of the first four years of the Act. The review is seeking feedback from Victorians who have thought about or taken steps to access voluntary assisted dying in Victoria. Views from their families and carers are also welcome.

This is a chance to share your experience to improve the processes and programs for voluntary assisted dying in Victoria. This will help make this end-of-life choice safe, accessible, timely, and compassionate for eligible people.

The review will not consider changes to the Act itself (e.g., changes to eligibility criteria). Submissions can be provided through Engage Victoria.

The survey on this website will take about 10-15 minutes to complete. It also includes an opportunity to take part in an interview. We strongly encourage individuals, families, carers, organisations, and healthcare workers who have been involved with VAD since 2019 to provide a submission. Submissions close on Friday February 23, 2024.

If you have any questions about the review, please email the CERE team or call 1300 599 169. You may wish to make use of the National Relay Service.

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