10-13 September 2019 - Perth, WA

2019 Oceanic Palliative Care Conference

The biennial Oceanic Palliative Care Conference, 19OPCC, formerly known as the Australian Palliative Care Conference, is the pre-eminent event in the Oceanic region for anyone who is interested in quality palliative care at the end of life.

Don’t miss out on your chance to attend this unrivalled personal development opportunity and to network with industry leaders from the Oceanic region.

The 2019 conference will be held in the beautiful location of Perth, Western Australia at the Perth Convention Centre from 10 – 13 September 2019.

At 19OPCC, you will:

  • Have the opportunity to meet more than 900 other attendees
  • Interact with the decision makers of today, the future leaders of tomorrow, those who influence policy and the people involved in the latest palliative care research
  • Engage in a great social and self-care program
  • Participate in a variety of workshops and site-visits to provide in-depth learning experiences

On behalf of Palliative Care Australia, Palliative Care WA and Hospice New Zealand, we look forward to seeing you in Perth in 2019.

Registrations open 13 October, World Hospice & Palliative Care Day – we are dying to see you!



Allied health practitioners




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Palliative Care Australia

Palliative Care Australia (PCA) is the national peak body for palliative care and represents all those who work towards providing high quality palliative care for all Australians. Working closely with consumers, our Member Organisations and the palliative care workforce, we aim to improve access to, and promote the need for, palliative care.

Palliative Care Australia believes that quality palliative care occurs when there is result of a strong network of care. This requires collaboration between palliative care providers, primary generalist and specialist care provides, support care providers and the community.

Past attendees

Adelaide, SA
Melbourne, VIC
Canberra, ACT
Cairns, QLD

2017 Conference Showcase

The 14th Australian Palliative Care Conference (17APCC) brought over 860 clinicians, researchers, allied health practitioners, educators and carers who have a passion for palliative care. 

Our aim was to leave you feeling connected with community and based on feedback already received, 17APCC connected more delegates, sponsors and exhibitors than ever before. We also virtually connected with the broader community through Facebook, Twitter and by live streaming plenary sessions and creating highlight videos. 

We’re proud to have provided scholarships to 38 people working in aged care and scholarships to 20 postgraduate students to attend to further their skills and knowledge in the palliative care community.

We’re so glad you joined us and look forward to welcoming you to Perth for 19APCC, 10-13 September 2019. 

17APCC Video Playlist

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Explore the full range of videos from the 17APCC, the 2017 Australian Palliative Care Conference, held in Adelaide, SA in September 2017. 


  • It was a life and career changing experience for me. Very much a valued experience that has encouraged me to advocate for better palliative care for residents.

    APPC17 Delegate
  • It is such an honour and a privilege to meet skilled communicators who are passionate about the work that they do. I feel enthused, uplifted and energised and have already put some of the ideas I heard into practice.

    APPC17 Delegate
  • I was so inspired by all the talks and walked away motivated to make this a focus in my career.

    APPC17 Delegate
  • This was my 7th APCC and it was far and away the best one

    APPC17 Delegate
  • ….a truly great conference. I have attended several conferences in my postgraduate student life and the APCC was absolutely THE BEST one!

    APPC17 Delegate
  • It was an excellent week and the wide range of presentation topics were excellent and very informative for a health professional. Thank you!

    APPC17 Delegate