Find Palliative Care services or facilities in your area

As a whole community we need to improve the way in which we have tough conversations about death and dying.

Planning earlier and talking with key people sooner can help to make your wishes known. This will further increase the death literacy of the community.

Palliative Care South Australia (PCSA) is expanding its connection with Aboriginal communities. Click on the link below to find out how.

News and Events

Palliative Care SA organises, and is involved in, a number of events throughout the year.

As the peak body of Palliative Care in South Australia we’re always keen to promote training opportunities and community events. Please contact us to share your project.

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If you wish to volunteer for Palliative Care South Australia, in a non-clinical setting, please contact PCSA to discuss opportunities.


To volunteer directly in the delivery of palliative care services in a hospital setting or the community please contact the appropriate service below.

Central Adelaide Local Health Network

Central Adelaide Palliative Care Services
Call 8222 8582 and ask for the Volunteer Services Co-ordinator

Mary Potter Hospice  

Hospice Volunteer Team Coordinator: 08 8405 3614

Northern Adelaide Local Health Network

Northern Healthcare Volunteer Association
Volunteer Services Manager: 08 8182 9651

Southern Adelaide Local Health Network

Southern Adelaide Palliative Services
Manager Volunteer Services: 08 8404 2085


There may be volunteering opportunities outside the metropolitan area.

Please contact your local health network, palliative care service or hospital for details.

Community Education

Courageous conversations

Courageous Conversations focuses upon how individuals and families can start to talk to each other about death and dying.

What are people’s hopes and fears? How can they plan differently? What are their wishes in relation to dying well and how do people open up those discussions so that those wishes are known and respected?

Courageous Conversations will explore the whole person and their spiritual, cultural, emotional and relational expectations. The program will also touch on Advance Care Directives, estate planning and choices about funerals.

It concludes with a focus upon grief and bereavement and allowing this phase of the palliative care cycle to be worked through.

Dying to talk

Palliative Care Australia has developed a discussion starter called Dying to Talk and has developed a website relating to this program.

Most recently, Palliative Care Australia has adapted this program to include “What Matters Most” as a resource for Aged Care settings. There are a series of cards that help to open up the conversations about death and dying.

Palliative Care South Australia supports the Dying to Talk and What Matters Most resources and is willing to assist groups in running this program.

What’s new in Palliative Care

PCSA aims to keep abreast of the latest events, articles, developments and research in Palliative Care.

Our facebook page and e-newsletter will keep putting this information in front of you.

Please sign up here to the PCSA newsletter in order to be kept informed.

If you would like Palliative Care SA to assist in running either of these programs, please contact the office.


To donate please call 08 8271 1643 or click the link below

Become a Member

To become a member of PCSA call 08 8271 1643 or click the link below


For sponsorship opportunities with Palliative Care South Australia please click on the link below.


Please visit our resources list for Families and Patients or for Health and Community Service Workers for access to educational materials.


For information about PCSA Advance Care Directive workshops please visit this page.


Palliative Care Services

Use our search tools to locate palliative care services in your area


Families and Patients

FAQs, information and resources



Health and Community Service workers

Education, resources and events for those working in palliative care



Community Engagement

Building awareness and understanding of palliative care in the community