Specific Groups


Australia is made up of people with many different backgrounds. One in four Australians were born overseas. Indigenous Australians make up 2.4% of Australia's population and 1.5% of Australians are 85 years or older.

When someone in the family or your community has a serious life limiting illness, they will need support and care. The amount and type of support needed varies from person to person. People living with a terminal illness may require different types of care and support depending on their disease, where they live, or other characteristics such as age or culture.

These pages provide information on resources and issues for particular groups within Australia. There is specific information for health professionals on the needs of these groups in the clinical practice pages.


To get started watch a short video to learn more about Groups with Specific Needs.

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Last updated 10 July 2020