Palliative Care Queensland

How to love life and live well until the last

We’re all going to die, so why is it so hard to talk about it?

On Sunday December 1, Queenslanders are invited to a FREE community expo to learn how we can all live a better life by planning for a better death.

From advice on advance care health directives to seminars on how to talk to children about loss and grief, tips for planning a funeral and information about accessing support services for end-of-life care, this expo is a one-stop shop for ageing well, dying well, loss and legacy.

The Good Life Good Death Expo at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre will provide free advice from industry experts with Q&A panels, exhibition booths, interactive activities and education sessions.

For many people, the worry about what will happen to a beloved pet when they are gone causes enormous distress, but Animal Welfare League Queensland will be on hand to provide advice about adoption programs for legacy pets.

CanTeen Queensland will host a Youth Hub with sessions on how to face anniversaries and celebrations like Christmas when families have lost a loved one and how to communicate during times of devastating grief, as well as craft sessions to create lasting memorials.

The Stairwell Project, an inspiring group of musicians who perform in the corridors and stairwells of hospitals, will showcase their talents at the expo and there will be a rare public performance by Brisbane’s Threshold Choir. These beautiful singers help bring comfort at the bedside of those nearing death with their gentle voices and calm presence.

The expo will start with a special Ambulance Wish Queensland Breakfast from 8.30am-9.45am to showcase the charity program, which fulfils the last wishes of terminally ill Queenslanders. Tickets for the breakfast are $30pp and bookings are essential as seats are limited.

The whole family is welcome to enjoy the free entertainment including a photo booth, arts and crafts, face painting, and a kids’ drawing and play area.

Sunday December 1, 2019 from 10am-3pm at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.

**The education sessions have limited seating so bookings are essential.

To register for the expo go to or call 07 3852 3242.

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