About Us

Dying with Dignity NSW is an advocacy organisation committed to supporting voluntary assisted dying laws and other end-of-life choices for residents in NSW.

For nearly 50 years we pursued a change in the law to allow competent adults experiencing intolerable suffering, from a terminal or incurable illness, to receive medical assistance to end their life peacefully, at the time of their choosing. In May 2022 we achieved our primary goal when NSW Parliament passed the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2022. That law took effect on 28 November 2023.

Dying with Dignity NSW was incorporated as a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee in 1983. From 1983 until 2009 we were called The Voluntary Euthanasia Society of NSW. In 2009 we changed our name to Dying with Dignity NSW, to reflect our concern for the dignity and autonomy of those who suffer needlessly at the end of their life.

In 2021 we became a Registered Charity and donations to DWD NSW are now tax deductible.


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