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Posted on 20 May 2019
Clinical/acute care
Palliative care

Medical practitioners can now register to make applications for voluntary assisted dying, one month out from Victoria’s new law coming into effect.

From 19 June 2019, eligible people at the end of their life may choose to access medication prescribed by a doctor that will bring about their death at a time they choose.

Medical practitioners can register now

To participate in voluntary assisted dying, medical practitioners must:

  • register for an account with the online Voluntary Assisted Dying Portal at bettersafercare.vic.gov.au/vad
  • complete the approved online assessment training.

The online portal gives you access to all the forms you require and is a safe, secure and protected way to submit information.

Create your account

You can create an account with the portal now to be ready for 19 June. Your account will be activated when the Act comes into effect.

You will need a secure personal email, your AHPRA registration number and documents to prove your identity.

Resources to help you prepare

The Department of Health and Human Services has developed useful resources to help you prepare for the voluntary assisted dying. Access the resources 

Monitoring voluntary assisted dying

The independent Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board has been established to oversee and monitor the operation of voluntary assisted dying in Victoria. It will review each case to ensure it complies with the law.

The Board helps to ensure the quality and safety of the new laws, which are among the safest and most conservative in the world.

Information for patients, carers and families

Page last updated: 30 May 2019