Molly Carlile AM is the Deathtalker.

If death freaks you out, Molly can help.

Molly Carlile AM is a multi-award winning death and grief specialist, palliative care activist, author and international speaker.

Molly has extensive academic qualifications in health, end of life care, counselling, education, and healthcare management and over 20 years of experience in the field. Known as the Deathtalker®, she supports people to become informed about death and grief in order to live life to the full.

Molly is National Ambassador for Dying to Know Day.




Molly Carlile is a very inspirational speaker who has an amazing capacity to engage people from diverse backgrounds, motivate them to think deeply about death and dying and to recognise it as important part of life. She is not only a great key note speaker but also very skilled in facilitating and bringing together diverse views by focusing on what really matters.
Rosemarie Speidel, Active Ageing Advisory Group Member, City of Yarra
Molly is an exceptional speaker who manages to connect with audiences even when discussing difficult topics.
Cancer Nurses Association
Molly is an acknowledged expert in palliative care with a deep and inspiring passion for excellence in care of patients and families, using not only the best of medical and nursing knowledge, but also tapping into the added dimension offered by the arts.
John Haberecht, President of Palliative Care Nurses Australia Inc.
Molly is an outstanding communicator, facilitator and presenter. She is passionate, engaging, funny, articulate and intelligent.
Odette Waanders, CEO, Palliative Care Victoria
Molly is a leading figure in palliative care in Australia and internationally. She is a strong advocate for the use of the arts in healthcare and health promotion.
Margret Meagher, Executive Director at Arts and Health Australia
Molly has abundant energy and drive. Her innovative outlook and comprehensive management style is infectious, allowing her to effectively engage stakeholders and consistently achieve positive outcomes.
Shane Crowe, Senior Project Coordinator, Nursing Workforce Innovation at Department of Health Victoria
Molly has the skill of being able to entertain and educate in a way that is memorable and relevant to the audience’s experiences. She used metaphors to illustrate concepts and creatively fired the audience’s imagination. I would have no hesitation in recommending Molly as a speaker at any public function.
Dr Anna Petterson Manager, Research & Education SolarisCare, Perth Western Australia

Molly on TV

What’s On

August 11th Knocking on Heaven’s Door, Springvale Botanical Cemetery as part of Dying to Know Day

August 13th Casting the Net, NDAN Dying to Know Day event at the Kent Hotel in North Carlton

August 26th “Dying to Know”, East Wimmera Health Service event for Dying to Know Day, Town Hall, St Arnaud, 6.30 pm

October 2016: Keynote address at the Palliative Care New South Wales Biennial conference, Broken Hill