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:
- Voluntary Assisted Dying Pathway (PDF 180KB)
- Voluntary assisted dying in SA explained (PDF 134KB)
- Who can access voluntary assisted dying? (PDF 184KB)
- Safeguards (PDF 93KB)
- South Australian Voluntary Assisted Dying Care Navigator Service (SAVAD-CNS) (PDF 98KB)
- South Australian Voluntary Assisted Dying Pharmacy Service (SAVAD-PS) (PDF 98KB)
- Supporting someone through the voluntary assisted dying process (PDF 174KB)
- Witness a Written Declaration (PDF 148KB)
- Contact Person Fact Sheet (PDF 230KB)
- Assistance with communication (PDF 111KB)
- Review of certain decisions by SACAT (PDF 113KB)
- Glossary of terms (PDF 217KB)
To learn about the eligibility criteria and Voluntary Assisted Dying Pathway, please review the pages below.