Advance Care Planning

Advance Care Planning

COTA Tasmania collaborated with Bill Godfrey in the development of the End-of-Life Planning document in 2019. Bill Godfrey complied the research that made this guide possible.

With support from Primary Health Tasmania’s palliative care grants program, COTA Tasmania has produced this third edition.  In this edition we are following our colleagues, Palliative Care Tasmania, in adopting new terminology: “advance care planning” rather than “end-of-life planning”.

You can find the Advance Care Planning (third edition) document here.


While the document has been prepared using the best advice available, it is written as a general guide only. We encourage you to seek professional legal, medical or financial advice before you take any action.

Please remember that much of the legislation referred to in this booklet is state based and differs from State to State or Territory. These notes refer to Tasmanian law.

This work has been undertaken with the assistance of the Tasmanian Government and Primary Health Tasmania.


Quick links from the End-of-Life Planning document:

Enduring Power of Attorney form

Enduring Guardianship forms

Advance Care Directive Form

Further useful information on Advanced Care Panning can be found at

Palliative Care Tasmania

Tasmanian Government website – Planning and decisions about end of life

Tasmanian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (TASCAT)

Advance Care Planning Australia