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Description

Palliative Care Victoria provides palliative care information and advice for families, patients, service providers and volunteers in Victoria to help relieve the pain, symptoms and stress caused by serious illnesses.

Services provided

  • A service directory of palliative care providers in Victoria
  • A resource library of palliative care-related information on a wide variety of topics
  • Community awareness programs
  • Peak body representing palliative care service providers

Eligibility

Appointments may be made directly without a doctor’s referral.

How to access

Call: (03) 9662 9644

The National Relay Service (NRS) is available to help callers with a hearing or speech impairment. For:

The Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) is available (24 hours, 7 days) for callers who speak other languages. Call 131 450.

Visit: Palliative Care Victoria

Find a service provider: Palliative Care Service - provider search

Costs

Palliative Care Victoria is a free service. 

Tip

  • It is important to manage your pain and symptoms whether you are at home or in hospital.
  • Always report any new pain to your doctor.
  • If you have lost your appetite speak to your doctor. This can be treated.

Important

  • In an emergency, call triple zero (000).
  • If you need urgent help outside of office hours, contact your doctor, or use the after hours contact numbers provided by your palliative care service provider.

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