Welcome to SAVES

It's my life ... It's my choice ...

No matter who we are -- it should be our human right to claim ownership of ourselves at life's end. When our most basic quality of life has been taken, through incurable illness, we each need the right to choose a peaceful end.

82.5% of Australians shared that view, when surveyed in Newspoll 2012 Poll.

Voluntary euthanasia (VE) is a community issue -- touching everyone when a family member, a friend or a colleague wants release from an illness which has no cure.

See what others have said on the subject.

The Facts - Watch the Neil Francis Videos

Sign Peter Short's petition at https://www.change.org/en-AU/petitions/choice-of-when-and-how-to-die-with-dignity-for-terminally-ill/

Honourable Dr Bob Such
The death of Bob has caused great sadness to his friends at SAVES.
Bob was a passionate and tenacious advocate for legalising voluntary euthanasia.
In 2000 the Dignity in Dying Bill was presented in the Legislative Council by Hon. Sandra Kanck and it was Dr Such who presented the Bill in the House of Assembly.
Over 13 years he presented Voluntary Euthanasia Bills seven times, working for the 82% of South Australians who want choice legalised in face of unbearable suffering, within the protection of a medical framework.
His work will not be in vain.

Vale Bob.


Started in 1983 SAVES main aims are
  • To campaign for a South Australian law that provides for "medically assisted" end-to-life, as a right, in appropriate circumstances, and with defined safeguards.
  • To raise public debate to a point where our Members of Parliament enact a VE law which provides everyone the choice to end prolonged and painful suffering.
  • A timeline of achievements in delivering on the aims can be seen in the timeline.

    SAVES is staffed entirely by volunteers.


    SAVES is not affiliated with Exit International / Dr Philip Nitschke


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