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End of Life Project resources

Councils Engaging Communities Until The End Forum

This MAV Forum for local government officers, held on 24 October 2019, presented end of life and compassionate communities ideas, strategies and actions in local government and in the community.

Presentations included: the diversity of ceremonies and rituals around death; engaging communities; integrating end of life and compassionate communities into council business.

Dying To Know Day 2019

Dying To Know Day is held every year on 8 August. The MAV has commissioned resources for use by councils as they program activities and events for this year, and in upcoming years. We encourage all councils to plan an event or activity for next year.


Introducing and informing council staff and councillors around the project and end of life are provided below.


Video tutorials to assist councils in exploring the context and opportunities around the end of life project are available below.

Strategies and actions

Preview our strategies and actions for council resources below.

Capacity building and support

Find resources around building community strength and capacity to support people in the community experiencing dying, death and bereavement below.