Voluntary Assisted Dying in South Australia
The Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2021 (the Act) will commence on 31 January 2023.
All South Australians are entitled to high-quality end of life and palliative care, regardless of their medical diagnosis, age, culture, background, beliefs or where they live.
The introduction of safe, accessible and compassionate voluntary assisted dying will give eligible South Australians with a terminal illness choice at the end of life.
The process will enable 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.
New medical practitioner information
Learn more about medical practitioner eligibility requirements, roles and rights in relation to voluntary assisted dying in SA.
Medical practitioner mandatory training – register now in the Clinical Portal!
Eligible medical practitioners who wish to participate in voluntary assisted dying in South Australia can now register to access the online mandatory training via the new Voluntary Assisted Dying Clinical Portal. See the participating in voluntary assisted dying page for further information on the mandatory training.
Subscribe to our mailing list
In the lead up to commencement, the Voluntary Assisted Dying Implementation Taskforce are releasing monthly communiques which you can also access on our Implementation page.
If you would like to join the mailing list to receive regular information about the implementation of the Voluntary Assisted Dying in South Australia, please email:
Health.VoluntaryAssistedDying@sa.gov.au with the subject line, 'Join the mailing list'.