Palliative Care NSW Volunteer Support Services Programme

Palliative Care NSW

Palliative Care New South Wales is the peak body in NSW representing palliative care providers and those with an interest in palliative care. Palliative Care New South Wales is a member of the national peak body Palliative Care Australia.

Palliative Care New South Wales was established in 1981 when palliative care service networks were beginning to develop. It was initially know as the Palliative Care Association of NSW and changed its name to Palliative Care New South Wales in 2007.


That every person in NSW who is diagnosed with a condition that will result in their death in the foreseeable future will have access to quality care that addresses their physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs.


To provide effective support to services, professionals, carers, and the community in achieving our vision.

Our Objective

  1. We provide professional support services to our members
  2. We provide a range of information services to patients, their families and/or carers
  3. We deliver the Volunteer Support Program
  4. We provide informed input into the development of policy
  5. We strive for excellence in the governance of our Association


Palliative Care New South Wales is a membership based organisation and we welcome new members. Join us.

Members have the opportunity to actively participate in the work of the Association. You will receive our quarterly newsletter ‘Pallium’ as well as regular email information updates and significant discounts to both state and national palliative care conferences.

We are currently reviewing our Organisational membership arrangements and would strongly encourage you to join as an individual. Organisational membership does not at this stage entitle you to conference discounts. Individual membership is $75 per annum.

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Governance Structure

Palliative Care New South Wales is a not-for-profit incorporated association.

A Management Committee is elected every two years from the membership.