End of Life Law in Australia


Common law Advance Care Directives are the only Advance Care Directives that exist and are legally binding in Tasmania. Statutory Advance Care Directives do not exist.

The Tasmanian Department of Health has developed an Advance Care Directive form that a person may wish to use to document their medical treatment decisions, values and preferences. However, this document is not a Statutory Advance Care Directive.

For more information visit Common Law Advance Care Directives.

Further resources

For more information on Advance Care Directives visit the Tasmanian Department of Health.