Accessing palliative care services

Understanding the healthcare system can be challenging. Knowing what services are available to diverse populations and how to access them is important when providing patient centred palliative care. Here are some resources to guide you.


CareSearch Primary Health Care section has links to some palliative care referral pathways in different states and territories of Australia.


Older people who are living in unpredictable housing situations can access aged care support. To learn more visit My Aged Care website section on Support for older people facing homelessness.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex

If you are supporting an LGBTI elder with their health and social care needs, the My Aged Care website has some resources that can help to navigate the system, visit MAC: support for LGBTI people.


To find resources for veterans, the My Aged Care website section for veterans support gives information about the services provided by the department of veteran affairs and My Aged Care. There is also a video that details the experience of a veteran receiving support services.

A more comprehensive list of referral resources is available.

Last updated 02 August 2021