The Voluntary Euthanasia Party was created to provide the choice and dignity that current legislation is denying terminally and incurably ill Australians. The party hopes to provide a clear political outlet for the overwhelming public support for voluntary euthanasia. Over four in five Australians are in favour of new legislation and we wish to allow that sentiment to be clearly demonstrated at the ballot box. The Voluntary Euthanasia Party aims to ensure dignity in the final years of life, by raising the profile of this issue in order to engender the necessary political will for change.

Party Policy

We support the provision of medical procedures for the painless, assisted death of patients of a terminal or incurable illness, who are enduring unbearable suffering and who have expressed a desire for the procedures within appropriate legal safeguards. We believe that these patients deserve the right to make informed choices about the time and manner of their death through appropriate and humane medical assistance.


Australians Want Change

Repeated polling over 25 years has consistently reported overwhelming support for law reform. According to the most recent survey, 82% of Australians are in favour of allowing voluntary euthanasia. (Source: Newspoll, December 2012)

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How To Join

As a member your voice will join the chorus making history. As a member you will change the terms of the political debate in Australia.

To apply to join the party simply fill out the form with your details as they appear on the electoral roll. To confirm your electoral details, visit the secure Australian Electoral Commission site.

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Join Us

This election we need to raise our voices and place voluntary euthanasia firmly on the election agenda. To achieve this, we have formed a political party to show politicians that Australians support voluntary euthanasia and we are willing to demonstrate this fact at the polls. Voluntary euthanasia has been off the radar at past elections as the major parties ignore the wishes of the vast majority of Australians. However, if enough of us raise our voices, tell our stories and show why this is important, we can change that. This is what our party stands to achieve. We will fight for these issues.

Privacy Policy

VEP values the protection of your privacy and follows the Privacy Act 1988 and current Australian best practice guidelines to ensure your privacy is protected.

Membership Details

Membership details will be sent to the AEC to support the party’s application for registration and you may be contacted by the AEC about your membership of this political party.This list will not be made public.

Otherwise your details will remain in possession of the Voluntary Euthanasia Party and will not be transferred or passed on to any third party or affiliate body for commercial purposes, marketing purposes or research purposes. Your details will remain private until the termination of your membership, when they will be destroyed.

What information?

Generally, the information collected by VEP is provided by you in the registration process. This normally includes your name, address and other details. We do not store credit card information.

VEP also collects other non-indentifying information relating to website usage by visitors to the website via cookies in order to improve your website experience. This information includes time, date, IP address, browser and other general website usage information.

What we will do with it?

We will not share your information with anyone else except where legally required.

In addition, VEP has specific obligations under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 to disclose donations above a certain size and we will adhere to those obligations.

What about subscriptions?

VEP uses an opt-in process which requires a request to be added to a membership and contact list. All e-mails and newsletters sent via automated mailing lists will clearly identify VEP or its representative as the sender and will include a suitable method for unsubscribing.


Party Constitution

VEP Constitution


Contact Us

If you have any queries or wish to get in touch, contact the Voluntary Euthanasia Party candidates and campaigners using the details listed below.


Western Australian Senate Candidates
Dr Philip Nitschke:
Jim Duffield:

New South Wales
Shayne Higson: (0403 625 456)