End of Life Law in Australia


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

Tasmanian 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 Directive.

For information on the law relating to common law Advance Directives, visit our webpage.

Further resources

For more information on advance directives in Tasmania visit the Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services.