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PEPA Placement

January 19th, 2017

The Centre for Palliative Care provide PEPA funding to GPs, Doctors, Nurses Div 1, ENs, Allied Health  to attend between 2-5 days of free experiential placement in a tertiary palliative care centre and community palliative care setting.

PEPA funding  is provided by the federal Government managed by the CPC to build capacity in palliative care services in Victoria. Some services have taken up the prospect and have sent  their whole team through the PEPA program (over a period of time).

Placements would most likely be at Monash, MCCulloch House and Peninsula Palliative Care because these are the services we are aligned with through the LRH Gippsland Region Palliative Care Consultancy Service.

The model/approach  is flexible to suit part time work  and  the placements can be done in 2 day blocks eg. 2 days Inpatients break ; then in the community based palliative care service,

The main criteria is that you are not a specialist palliative care practitioner!

It’s a really great opportunity to provide staff with some practical experience to build capacity in your service and be paid for it!!!!

Please contact Carol Pyke at the Centre for Palliative care at for further details


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Volunteer Grants 2016

November 14th, 2016

The Community Grants Hub, on behalf of the Department of Social Services (DSS), is inviting organisations and individuals representing volunteer based community groups to apply for Volunteer Grants 2016 funding.

These grants aim to support the efforts of Australia’s volunteers. They provide small amounts of money,  between $1,000 and $5,000, that organisations and community groups can use to help their volunteers. They are part of the Government’s work to support the volunteers who help disadvantaged Australian communities and encourage inclusion of vulnerable people in community life. 

For further details and to apply please click here


Community information sessions about palliative care

September 28th, 2016

pcvMany people in the community may be missing out on important (and mostly free) palliative care services that could improve the quality of their life and the lives of their family members and loved ones.
Palliative Care Victoria would like to offer any interested organisations the opportunity to book a free information session for your members or clients.
The session will discuss topics such as:

  • What is palliative care?
  • What kinds of palliative care services are available?
  • Who provides palliative care?
  • How does palliative care help carers and families?

All sessions are free of charge and will be held in a location that suits your organisation.

Please click here to download an allocation form and return via email to or for further information please call 1800 660 055.




Interested in giving back to your community?

June 24th, 2013

” It is such a privilege to be a part of people’s lives during this time, and as one of the palliative care team members, I can offer support that really does make a difference. “

These are the words of a palliative care volunteer. Working in palliative care is not something that most people think about when they are considering volunteering opportunities. Read the full story and how to become a palliative care volunteer.

If you’re inspired to consider volunteering in palliative care, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at your local health service. If you are unsure of the contact details for your local health go to the Directory section of this site.