Patient / Carer Information

Here are some family resources that may be useful to you:


There are children’s hospices located in Queensland, New South Wales, and Victoria  that offer a range of supports and services.

Some adult hospices can also support children and their families.  Your local Paediatric palliative care service may assist you with more information and assist you with options regarding location of care.

To find a hospice near you, please click on your state below or refer to the Palliative Care Australia’s Directory of Services

To find out more about your local PPCS team in your state, see below:

  • The ACT Paediatric Palliative Care Service is a nursing-led service based at the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children, in the Paediatric Department, which is co-located with The Canberra Hospital.

The Paediatric Palliative Care Service aims to support children with life-limiting illnesses to live as well as possible, and provides:

  • Clinical and consultative services
  • Support for staff in hospital medical units, metropolitan and regional health service centres
  • Coordination of services and case management
  • Education in the specialty of paediatric palliative care
  • Care wherever the child and family are, including in the home, in the community, and in hospital or hospice  

Referrals are accepted from health care professionals across the care spectrum, and families may also self-refer, with subsequent contact made with treating teams.

  • Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH), will be the new home for staff and services from Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH), providing specialist paediatric care for the children and adolescents of Western Australia.

Page updated 20 June 2017