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National Palliative Care Week

National Palliative Care Week is an annual awareness raising week organised by Palliative Care Australia.

The theme for National Palliative Care Week 2019 is ‘What matters most?’ and it will be held from the 19-25 May 2019. 

National Palliative Care Week is a national week supported by the Department of Health to raise awareness and understanding about palliative care in the Australian community.

The theme addresses the need for Australians to plan ahead for their end-of-life care and discuss it with their loved ones and health professionals. 

PCA will highlight how palliative care can help people with a life-limiting illness to have a high quality of life, right to the end of life.

Dying to Talk Resources

Use our two resources – the online Dying to Talk Discussion Starter and Dying to Talk Card Game to help work out what matters most to you. 


If you are planning an event for National Palliative Care Week 2019, share your event with us by emailing with your event details. All national and local events for the week will be available to view on our events page

You can download our event promotional flyer template here. The flyer can be customised by you using Adobe Acrobat and there is space at the bottom to add your own logo. 

Communications Resources

We have developed a kit to help you with your media, social media and events activities. Please download the communications kit here and the template media release here if applicable. 

Social Media Resources

PCA will be running social media competitions on our Facebook and Twitter accounts. Prizes will be available to those who participate. Remember to use our hashtags and logos to promote the week and get more people involved in a great cause.

Hashtags: to join a Twitter conversation or competition use: #NPCW19 #dyingtotalk
Our twitter name is: @Pall_Care_Aus
Hashtags for specific competitions will be released when the competitions are announced.

If you have any stories or suggestions you would like to share please contact our media office on or call (02) 6232 0700.


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