About us

Dying with Dignity NSW is an advocacy organisation pursuing a change in the law to enhance choice at the end of life.

We seek legislation that enables competent adults experiencing unrelievable suffering, from a terminal or incurable illness, to receive medical assistance to end their life peacefully, at the time of their choosing.

In 1983 we were incorporated as a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee. At this time 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.

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DWD NSW President Sarah Edelman, Vice-President Shayne Higson and Midnorth Coast group Convenor Annie Quadroy