About PCA

Palliative Care Australia (PCA) is the national peak body for palliative care.

Palliative Care Australia represents all those who work towards high quality palliative care for all Australians who need it. Working closely with consumers, our Member Organisations and the palliative care workforce, we aim to improve access to, and promote the need for, palliative care.

PCA believes high quality palliative care should be available and accessible to people living with a life-limiting illness when and where they need it. PCA supports the health, aged care and community sector workforce who all have a role in providing palliative care to people with a life-limiting illness and supporting carers and loved ones.

PCA support the work of specialist palliative care teams who provide care and support for people with more complex symptoms and who educate and support other professionals in their care of people with life-limiting illness.

Palliative Care Australia launched in 1998, developing from the Australian Association for Hospice and Palliative Care Inc which started in 1991.

Palliative Care Australia Board

To learn more about Palliative Care Australia’s Board Directors, Past Presidents and Chairs, and PCA’s Organisational Structure, please see Governance.


Palliative Care Australia leads a unified voice to strengthen our collective impact towards excellence in palliative care.


We see a world where quality palliative care is available for all, when and where they need it.

Our work is aligned with the priorities in the National Palliative Care Strategy.

Palliative Care Australia continually strives to receive input from experts to advise our strategic and policy work. The PCA Board has convened a range of experts across backgrounds and disciplines to form a National Expert Advisory Panel (NEAP).


Joint Patrons of Palliative Care Australia, Their Excellencies, General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) and Mrs Hurley. Read more here.


Palliative Care Australia represents our groups and all Australians who believe in quality end of life care.

To view our list of members, visit our Members Page. To learn more about becoming a Member of Palliative Care Australia email pca@palliativecare.org.au

PCA Staff

  • Camilla Rowland

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Josh Fear

    National Policy Director

  • Ian Campbell

    National Communications Director

  • Chelsea Menchin

    National Projects Manager

  • Gretchen Irvine

    National Business Development and Events Manager

  • Annette Vickery

    Paediatric Projects Manager

PCA National Champions

Palliative Care Australia (PCA) is pleased to introduce our National Champions.

This group of eminent Australians will grow over time and reflect a range of backgrounds, skills, and experiences with palliative care.