About us

Exit International was founded in 1997 by Dr Philip Nitschke.

Philip Nitschke and Tom Curran met in Dublin in 2010 at Exit’s first Irish workshop at the anarchist autonomous social space, Seomra Spraoi, in Belvidere Court Dublin.

Tom Curran joined the board of Exit International the following year.

Exit is a non-profit public company with an online supporter base of over 30,000 around the world.

Exit is supported by a small staff & an active network of volunteers.

Exit’s income is derived from memberships, bequests & other donations.

The average age of Exit members is 75 years.

The vast majority of Exit members are the well elderly. A significant minority of members are seriously ill.

To join Exit International

To subscribe to the Peaceful Pill eHandbook (age restrictions apply)

To make a bequest

Philip Nitschke with members of the collective, Dublin 2010