I Am Living

In Australia, end-of-life law is complex, particularly where state and territory laws are different, as well as where there are areas of legal uncertainty. Listed below are some aspects of end-of-life care that you may wish to consider and plan for.

  • advance care directives;
  • capacity and consent to medical treatment;
  • children and end-of-life decision-making;
  • emergency medical treatment in each state and territory;
  • euthanasia and physician assisted dying;
  • futile or non-beneficial medical treatment;
  • guardianship law;
  • organ donation;
  • palliative medication and sedation;;
  • stopping treatment
  • substitute decision-making for adults; and
  • withholding and withdrawing life-sustaining treatment from adults.