Voluntary assisted dying in Queensland

  • Implementation of voluntary assisted dying

    Read an overview of voluntary assisted dying in Queensland, and background on its implementation.

  • The eligibility criteria

    Information for health professionals on the criteria Queenslanders need to meet to access voluntary assisted dying.

  • The process

    Information for health professionals on the process a person accessing voluntary assisted dying would take.

  • Development of the Act

    Learn how the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2021 was developed, including consultation, feedback and parliamentary process.

Contact us

Contact QVAD-Support

Email: qvadsupport@health.qld.gov.au
Phone: 1800 431 371

Contact the Voluntary Assisted Dying Unit

Email: VAD@health.qld.gov.au

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Apply to become a voluntary assisted dying practitioner

Learn more about the practitioner eligibility requirements and submit your application to become an authorised voluntary assisted dying practitioner.

Education module for healthcare workers

Developed in partnership with Queensland University of Technology, this short online education module is available to all healthcare workers in Queensland. It provides an overview of the voluntary assisted dying process, and roles and responsibilities of healthcare workers.

Access the online module

Queensland Voluntary Assisted Dying Handbook

The Queensland Voluntary Assisted Dying Handbook (QVAD Handbook) assists healthcare workers, health services and others to understand their roles and responsibilities, and supports compliance with the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2021 (the Act).

Read the Queensland Voluntary Assisted Dying Handbook.

Last updated: 9 December 2022