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Palliative Care Australia

Palliative Care Australia (PCA) is the national peak body for palliative care. PCA represents all those who work towards high-quality palliative care for all Australians who need it.

Vision and mission

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

PCA see a world where quality palliative care is available for all, when and where they need it. PCA work is aligned with the priorities in the National Palliative Care Strategy.

How Palliative Care Australia can help

Palliative Care Australia works closely with consumers and carers, members organisations and affiliate members, 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.

Information lines / help lines

  • Call (02) 6232 0700 Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm AEST (Note: Palliative Care Australia is not a palliative care service provider)

Programs, apps and tools

  • National Project Hub a range of tools and training opportunities aimed at expanding your skills and deepening your understanding of palliative care.

Recommended links

This information was originally published on healthdirect - Palliative Care Australia.

Last reviewed: March 2024

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