Enduring Power of Attorney
An Enduring Power of Attorney is a legal document that gives someone you trust the authority to make personal, health and financial decisions on your behalf if you are not able to do so yourself. This person must make decisions that are in keeping with what you would have wanted. You choose who can act for you and which type of decisions they can make for you in the future.
Completing an Enduring Power of Attorney gives you peace of mind. It means someone you trust will be able to make those decisions on your behalf if you can’t. This person is known as your attorney. They don’t need any legal experience to carry out this role.
- Read more about the Enduring Power of Attorney and how it works
- Download the forms
- Take a look at our factsheets for more information under the heading 'Plan ahead'
- Visit our Common Questions section
- ADA Australia, an advocacy organisation that focuses on the aged and people with a disability,