Care is Accessible
  • Six things we all

    need to know about

    palliative care.

Guiding Principle 4 Care is accessible

Care is accessible



There is still much work to be done to ensure that all Australians can receive palliative care that is appropriate to their needs and at a time when they need it.

When someone needs palliative care, it is important that they know what it is and how it can be accessed. Information about palliative care options and services can reduce fears and help with making decisions when facing the end of life.

People are different, so it is important that everyone has information, care, and support that meets their specific needs, regardless of their background or where they live.




Guiding Principle 1 Palliative care is person-centred care


Guiding Principle 2 Death is a part of life


Guiding principle 3 Carers are valued


Guiding principle 5 Everyone has a role


Guiding Principle 6 Care is evidence-based


Resources and Information



Quality care at the end of life needs to be inclusive, culturally appropriate, and reflective of the needs and preferences of all Australians, their families, and their communities.

CareSearch is working with project partners and community groups to make it easier for all Australians to find and access palliative care.


Palliative care needs to be accessible for all Australians, including:


Infographic explaining care needs to be accessible for all Australians, including: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders; Ageing and frail; Those living in rural and remote areas; Culturally and linguistically diverse groups; Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex community members; Those living with disability and cognitive impairment; Those experiencing homelessness; People in prisons and long-term institutional care.