South Australia’s Palliative Care Strategic Framework 2021-2026

A Draft Palliative Care Strategic Framework 2021-2026 (PDF 237KB) has been developed to guide and prioritise improvements in the quality and availability of palliative care services for all South Australians.

The Framework has been developed by SA Health in partnership with individuals and organisations across the South Australian community and under the guidance of the members of the Palliative Care Clinical Network Steering Committee and Project Board.

The Framework will align our future efforts with the goals of the National Palliative Care Strategy 2018 and identifies four priority areas for improvement:

  • Increase community awareness, understanding and engagement with end of life matters
  • Improve access to generalist and specialist palliative care, particularly for underserved populations
  • Enhance collaboration and coordination of palliative care
  • Improve data collection, measurement and reporting of palliative care data.

For more information, read the Draft Palliative Care Strategic Framework 2021-2026 (PDF 237KB) and Palliative Care Strategic Framework Consultation FAQs (PDF 240KB).

If you have any questions, please email
You are invited to provide feedback on the Draft Palliative Care Strategic Framework 2021-2026.

You can complete a short survey and join in on the online discussion, which will be available on the South Australian Government’s YourSAy website from 2 June 2021. You can also provide feedback by emailing

The consultation will be open until 5pm 2 July 2021.