The Byron Hospice Service (formerly Amitayus), located in northern NSW, was established in 1994. Our mission is to provide support and care for those with a life threatening illness and who wish to be cared for at home.

Caring for a loved one with a debilitating illness at home can place enormous emotional and physical demands on family and friends. Through our trained volunteer carers we provide a range of support services, to make staying at home a viable alternative.

We provide training courses for our volunteer carers, and also run the popular ‘Last Aid – Care for the Dying’ course through Byron Community College.

Our services are provided free of charge.