We are a national organisation of Australian medical practitioners, committed to attaining the legal choice for rational adults, with intolerable suffering, for which there is no realistic cure or relief, to end their lives at a time of their choosing and in the presence of those whom they choose. Assistance may be by doctor prescription of medication for personal consumption, or by doctor administration.   




New South  Wales

>The Bill passed the Upper House on 19th May and was ratified by the Lower House the same day to become the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2022

It is expected to become legal in November 2023


>  Voluntary Assisted Dying  became legal  in 2017 with the passage of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017.

Westen Australia

>  VAD services to patients commenced under the Voluntart Assisted Dying Act 2019.

> The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2019 has passed both Houses to become the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2019


> The Queensland Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2021was promulgated on 1st January 2023.

End-of-Life Choices (Voluntary Assisted Dying) Act 2021

South Australia

> The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2020 has passed both Houses  - 24 June 2021. The Act was promulgated on 31st January 2023,


 > The End of Life Choices (Voluntary Assisted Dying) Bill 2020 has passed in both Houses.


. The Act has now been promulgated..




> A Bill to recind the Andrews Bill to allow the Territories to discuss VAD has been  tabled in Federal Parliament, It is not likely to be discussed in detail till next year.




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