Advance Care Directive
An Advance Care Directive is a record of your wishes that informs people in advance what health care treatments you'd like to have, or refuse, if you're unable to make such decisions. This could be due to incapacity following a serious illness or injury.
An Advance Care Directive:
can only be made by adults who have capacity to make such decisions.
is separate to, but a complement to an Enduring Guardianship appointment
- includes details of what is important to you, such as your values, life goals and preferred outcomes
- outlines the treatments and care you would like or would refuse if you are in the later stages of a terminal illness
Register as an organ donor
Organs and tissue donations are used to save or transform a person's life. And almost anyone can donate, including older people and those with chronic health conditions.Find out more at the Australian Government's DonateLife