About the National Palliative Care Services Directory
Palliative Care Australia (PCA) is the peak national body for palliative care. We represent all those who work towards high quality palliative care for all Australians. We work closely with consumers, State and Territory organisations that are members of PCA and the palliative care and broader health, aged care and disability care workforce with the aim to improve access to, and promote the need for, high-quality palliative care.
The National Palliative Care Service Directory provides information about:
- specialist palliative care services and providers
- specialist paediatric palliative care services and providers
- services that provide general palliative care such as general practices and allied health
- organisations and community support agencies who provide services to people living with a life-limiting illness and/or their carers.
If this is an emergency, please call triple zero (000).
The purpose of the Directory is to provide consistent, reliable and easily accessible information about palliative care services and supports to the Australian public. The Directory may not provide a complete list of services and support that may be available to you, and it is important that you discuss your health and care needs with your treating team.
The Directory provides information which includes:
- name and type of service
- location and contact details
- description of service
- availability of after-hours support.
Palliative care is not just care provided in the final stages of life, but will help you to live well with a terminal illness. Sometimes palliative care can be of benefit for a person at their initial diagnosis of a life-limiting condition, or be useful on and off through various stages of an illness. Many people have long-term interactions with their palliative care team, seeing them during the course of their illness.
There are many elements to palliative care that may involve many health professionals who all bring a range of skills to help you manage your illness. For more information visit Understanding Palliative Care.
For children and young adults, palliative care may be care that is accessed throughout their lives. Many with a degenerative condition will build strong relationships with their carers through the time they spend together. Find out more including a service directory specific to specialist paediatric palliative care in Australia.
Disclaimer: This directory is designed for information purposes only. PCA gives no warranty and accepts no responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of the information. PCA does not necessarily endorse or recommend the professionals and services listed here. Although we strive to keep the directory up to date, no guarantee is given about the relevance and accuracy of the listings provided, no user should rely on the information but instead should check for confirmation with the originating body. We do not warrant that that the Services will conform to any particular service levels or performance specifications or that you will be able to access a particular service or support.
You are permitted to print or download extracts of this information and materials for your personal use only. None of this material may be used for any commercial or public use and you must not modify the copy from how it appears on the web site. PCA reserves the right at any time to make such changes as it deems appropriate to the information. PCA has no responsibility for any content obtained from this website and stored by a user in any form.
If you have any questions about this information or believe the information is incomplete or out of date, please contact PCA on (02) 6232 0700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’re still looking for more information, you can access the PCA website here.