The criteria to be eligible to access voluntary assisted dying in South Australia
The introduction of safe, accessible and compassionate voluntary assisted dying gives eligible South Australians with a terminal illness choice at the end of life.
The process enables eligible people to voluntarily access and self-administer, or in some circumstances have a medical practitioner administer, a medication that will cause their death, in accordance with the steps and process set out in the Act.
The Knowing your choices: Information for people considering voluntary assisted dying (PDF 212KB) booklet is a resource to help you, your family, friends and carers, and the community learn more about accessing voluntary assisted dying in South Australia.
The following fact sheets are also available:
To learn about the eligibility criteria and Voluntary Assisted Dying Pathway, please review the pages below.
A health practitioner can only talk to you about voluntary assisted dying if you ask about it first. Here are the 11 steps that need to be taken.
Having a communication barrier does not mean the person does not have decision making capacity. Here are some alternative ways to communicate your requests