My Life, My Choice

Welcome to Dying With Dignity Queensland

Dying With Dignity Qld Inc (DWDQ) is an incorporated not-for-profit organisation formed on the Sunshine Coast in 1985. Prior to 2009 it was known as the Voluntary Euthanasia Society of Qld Inc (VESQ).

DWDQ aims to have laws introduced in Queensland to allow adults who are experiencing grievous and irremediable suffering related to an advanced and progressive terminal, chronic or neurodegenerative condition, to legally access medical assistance to end their life should the person chooses to do so.

DWDQ Public Information Sessions

Townsville Public Information Sessions

Wednesday, 21 August 2019, 2:30pm.
Carville Units, Cnr Diprose St and Albury St, Pimlico.
Joan is the coordinator for the Townsville area.

Hervey Bay Public Information Sessions

Friday 27 September 2019 – 2-3pm at the Hervey Bay library.
Please ring the library on 4197 4220 to reserve a seat
Phil is the coordinator for the Hervey Bay area.

Bundaberg Public Information Sessions

Date and time to be announced at Take the Plunge Coffee Shop. 
7 Quinn St Bundaberg. 
No cost to attend, but please support the café. 
Mark, Moya & Cynthia are coordinators for Bundaberg.
For more information email:

Sunshine Coast Public Information Sessions

Wednesday 16 October 2019 – 1.30pm for a 2pm start.
CWA Hall, 104 Memorial Ave, Maroochydore. 
There is no cost to attend and afternoon tea is provided. Françoise coordinates the Sunshine Coast area.

Brisbane Central Public Information Sessions

Wednesday 28 August 2019 – 11am to 1pm.
Brisbane Square Library Meeting Room,
266 George Street, Brisbane.

The AGM will be followed by an Information Session and General Meeting.

The guest speaker at the General Meeting will be David Muir, Chair of the Clem Jones Group. David will talk about ground-breaking research into a cure for Alzheimer’s Dementia that is being carried out at the Clem Jones Centre for Aging Dementia Research.

The research involves a non-invasive ultrasound procedure aimed at prevention, assessment and diagnosis, intervention and treatment as well as living with dementia and care of those with dementia.

There is no cost to attend and you do not need to be a member.
Please bring family and friends who support VAD.
For more information, ring Jeanette on 1300 733 818.

Gold Coast Public Information Sessions

Date, time and venue to be announced. 
For more information ring Paul on 0414 937 937.

Cairns Public Information Sessions

To be confirmed.

Position Statement


Although DWDQ advocates for legislation which would legalise voluntary euthanasia, the reality is that assisted dying is not yet legal and providing assistance to someone seeking to end their life is a criminal action.

Apart from Victoria, where it was recently passed into legislation (with very strict criteria), assisting someone to die is a criminal offence, the penalty for which varies from state to state.

In Queensland, section 311 of the Criminal Code Act 1899 states that any person who:

(a) procures another to kill himself or herself; or

(b) counsels another to kill himself or herself and thereby induces the other person to do so; or

(c) aids another in killing himself or herself; is guilty of a crime, and is liable to imprisonment for life.


Dying With Dignity Queensland
PO Box 432
Sherwood QLD 4075
Phone: 1300 733 818

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