As many as 70% of Australians want to die at home and yet comparatively few achieve that. However, when services such as community palliative care and a person’s personal support network work together the likelihood of being able to stay at home before and after death increases.

Palliative care provides treatment, care and support to help people with a life-limiting illness live as fully and as comfortably as possible either at home or in hospital. Palliative Care Australia is the national peak body for Palliative Care.

The Australian Home Funeral Alliance focus is on every person dying in Australia having access to a home funeral.