Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD)

What is Voluntary Assisted Dying?

Voluntary assisted dying (VAD) allows patients with terminal illnesses to apply for access medications to end their lives.

All Australian states have passed voluntary assisted dying laws; only the Northern Territory and ACT are yet to do so. Assisted dying has been available in New Zealand since 2021.

Visit your jurisdiction’s government website for information on the law and eligibility criteria in your area:

Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
New Zealand

Become a VADANZ member today

Practising members can access:

Member-only content, activities and forums
10% discount on VAD Conference fees
MVADANZ post nominals
Access to CPD education (in development)

Retired and associate memberships also available.